Post # 1
Hi all! I am just starting to look at STDs and invites.
I have found an invitation set (invite / response / enclosure, etc.) from an online invitation boutique that I LOVE…..and was wondering what everyone thinks about also ordering the matching STDs vs. making my own STD or doing something different?
What did you do?
Thanks for all opinions and help! 🙂
Post # 3
Mine were totally different. We are having a chrostmas themed wedding and i figured who wants to think about christmas all spring, summer & fall!
Post # 4
I marked that mine coordinate but really, they only coordinated because the background on the STD was red and the pocket fold of our invite was red. I odn’t think they need to be the same at all!
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events
Yay for finding a set that you love! Ours were completely different. The Save the Dates were blue magnets and had photos of us on the lake, while the invites were pink, swirly letterpress.
Post # 6
Ours were totally different — firstly, we didn’t have our invites nailed down that far in advance, and secondly, we didn’t think anyone besides us would notice! Think about how much time passes between the save-the-dates and the invites. Sure, guests may have your save-the-date up on the fridge when they get the invite, but I doubt they’ll notice or care that they’re different. I say, go with the save-the-dates and the invites that you like, whether they match or not!
Post # 7
Mine are completely different…my STDs were maps of New York and very casual/whimsical. My invitations are letterpressed with a scene from the place where we’re getting married and much more formal. They don’t have to match at all!
Post # 8
I didn’t mark anything because I haven’t made my invitations yet. They will be made with the same paper and follow our theme, but they won’t totally match.
Post # 9
I was planning on getting invites to match our STDs but ended up not being satisfied with the quality of the matching invites. So we went with a different look, same basic color scheme though 🙂
Post # 10
Our STDs were a postcard with an e-pic of us among the cherry blossoms. Our invites will have a cherry blossom design on them. There’s no “pattern” or “design” that matches up, but the theme is there!
Post # 11
Let me say- I am absolutely obsessed with paper. I wanted letterpress invites so bad it was all I could look at for months.
I couldn’t afford letterpress for the invites, so I decided to letterpress 1-color 4 bar cards as the Save the Dates instead.
My invites are flat printed, but they have a more complicated design to them with folds, printing on the outside, etc.
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2011 - AnthonyÃ¢Â€Â™s Fine Dining
We wanted to send our save the dates out early because we have a lot of people traveling from out of state. We hadn’t decided on our invites yet, but we knew what colors/theme we wanted. So they’re similar but different 🙂