Post # 1
So I really dont like the suite we chose as the save the dates -for use for our invitations, I found something similar, that is just ok, I found an invitation that I really like that i completely different. I am going non-traditional anyways, so its probably no big deal to do a different color scheme and design for the invites, but just was curious did you bees match your invites to your save the dates?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Ourw were completley different. We did a photo magnet save-the-dates with no particular theme to it, but certinaly not at all like the simple, clean, slightly-beachy invitation we had.
Post # 4
I decided to go with a matching theme.
We are having a hawaiian inspired wedding and I’m doing our invites and STD’s. I found the perfect suite on zazzle.com, but they were soooo expensive and they didn’t have all the cards I would need. I searched around and found Oneheartweddings.com, I joined their 1 year membership and they had the exact same patterns/color scheme I fell inlove with on zazzle. I downloaded all the files and decided to make my own magnet STD cards, I bought magnet photo paper and took bits and pieces from the invite image in photshop and made it to my specifications.
Then I discovered that we had too many people to list on the template provided so I ended up making my own templates for the invites. rsvp, programs…etc. I love how they look on my test prints and can’t wait to put them together.
Our STD are bright and colorful while our invites and programs will be printed on pearlized paper which softens the color considerably, which I though looked really nice and not so cheesey hawaiian. I’m saving soo much money doint it myself, about 1/3 the cost of what I would have paid for on zazzle.
But ultimately your save the dates do not have to match your invites. Just make it about the two of you. So many options to do, travel, sports, seasons… just go with what you like.
Post # 5
My Colors match… and the theme is there
My STD’s I bought from mainstreet magnits and I made my own invites. But the pic for the STD is us and behind is a Fire truck… and I an doing and Elegant fire theme
Post # 6
My stationary is mis-matched.
They are similar, so it is not like I bought a rodeo theme STD, then a bird theme invite! Similar colors, just different styles really, but not such a large difference that people will be like, “So is this formal….Or….I don’t know? Informal I guess?!” lol.
I don’t think there is anything wrong or weird about mis-matched stationary, it could end up really matching you as a couple! I know that is how it works for us.
Post # 7
I matched but think that you can mis-match! Especially since it’s non traditional.. and I honestly think that most guests won’t even realize or care.. I think when we are in wedding mode we think too much in to it.. 🙂 Hope that helps.
Post # 8
Ours didn’t match but the theme, fonts and colors coordinated. Our save the dates looked like a ski lift ticket and our invites were deasigned to look like a vintage travel ski poster. I don’t think they need to match at all. 🙂
Post # 9
We DIYed everything. It’s not an exact match…mostly bc of our lack of design skills. But we did try to keep our theme throughout.
Post # 10
My invites match my stds… Both share a red and scabby theme! 😀
Post # 11
Mine do not match at all. We had a photo of a hand grenade and my ring on our STD’s, however our invitations are simlple, neat pocketfold style.
Post # 12
The only way our Save-The-Date Cards matched the invites was colour. Our postcard Save-The-Date Cards were very laid-back, and casual looking (one font at different sizes, silly question starting it off, etc.), but our invites were definitely more modern, and put together… stream-lined.
Post # 13
Not really. They both have purple and gray/black on them and I carried one of meh main fonts through, but I would not say they match.
Post # 14
Yes, but that’s because I designed everything myself. I don’t think they need to match.