(Closed) Do the STD’s have to match the invites?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do the STD's have to match the invites?
    Yes! Make it a complete suite. : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Nope! Order what you want for each! Who cares! : (51 votes)
    89 %
    Other...please explain below. : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’m totally anal retentive and mine didn’t match!  We made our Save-The-Date Cards on card stock but our invitations were super expensive and done professionally.  I think as long as there is a common theme or color scheme to tie them together you’re totally fine!

    Post # 5
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t think anyone is going to post the STD on their fridge, and then 4 months later when they get the invite, hold them both up next to each other and be like,

    “OMG THEY DON’T MATCH!!! I’m so confused!!! What the heck is their ‘theme’?! How am I supposed to buy a present or pick my outfit for their wedding if I don’t KNOW WHAT THE THEME IS?!?”

    (ok, no, but seriously…)

    Post # 6
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    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @red_rose: Haha, yes, exactly! I like the way you put it. I would love to see one of our guests totally outraged that the designs didn’t share any underlying elements or color schemes…

    Ours don’t match at all, we just picked the ones we liked both for each of them! I always try to remind myself that no one will agonize over the details like I will.

    Post # 7
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    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    There is so much time between sending Save-The-Date Cards and actual invitations, that I wouldn’t worry about it. I haven’t even thought about the invitations! I doubt anyone besides you will notice 🙂

    Post # 8
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’ve seen it both ways. For us, we wanted the typical photo postcard STD. We did match the color, font, and used the same border we designed for our invitations so they do tie together.

    Post # 9
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    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you want them to match, but they don’t come with a matching STD/invitation, just design your own using similar elements. If you are going through etsy or some place that does custom work, you could see if they would design an STD/invite to match too.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    16215 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    My save-the-dates and invites had some common elements, like color scheme, general font usage, etc. You could probably identify them as being part of a “collection,” but they certainly didn’t match at all.

    Post # 11
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    5179 posts
    Bee Keeper

    my invites and Save-The-Date Cards dont match at all. Our invites are very much in like with our modern theme where I wanted to be a little fun with our Save-The-Date Cards. We ended up putting the Save-The-Date Cards in black pocketfolds though and also had calligraphy done on the outside to make them more formal.

     

    Post # 12
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    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Ours didn’t match, but they coordinated.  I don’t think it matters much, though. Most people probably won’t even remember them!

    A word of unsolicited advice, though: You said your date isn’t on the calendar yet (but it’s close)?  I’d definitely wait until you have your venue set for your date to actually send out the Save-The-Date Cards.  You never know what’s going to happne, and once the Save-The-Date Cards go out, you’ll start getting a lot of really specific questions.

    Post # 14
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    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Ours didn’t match or coordinate.

    My Save-The-Date Cards were fun, quirky, who we are as a couple. My invites were traditional like our wedding. I loved them both, but my STD is what’s displayed at my desk.

    Post # 15
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    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Mine are cohesive but only out of coincidence.  Same-ish color scheme and what not. But that’s it.

    Post # 16
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    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @soyjoy222: Ah okay… I just saw one STD recently where the jist of it was “Soo we think we’re getting married on this day in July 2013 and it’s gonna probably be somewhere in this town.  So save that date-ish.” It had nothing specific and they were professionally printed and probably expensive!  I’m a big believer in not ordering something concrete like an invitation or STD until you at least have a date and venue nailed down LOL!

    Once you have the contract submitted and the deposit put down you’re all set.  Just have fun with the Save-The-Date Cards.  It should be whatever you like.  Everything doesn’t have to match perfectly.  I’ve been to a few weddings recently where the formal invitations didn’t even match any of the other wedding-related stuff.  Most people don’t care and won’t judge.  There’s always that one jerk who judges everything, but people like that are impossible to please anyway.  Don’t sweat it!

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