Post # 1
Are most of you using the same “suite” that you used for your invitations for your menu cards, programs, etc? I love a lot of the invitations that I’ve found online, but many of them don’t offer matching versions of all the other paper goods. Any suggestions for a website or stationary store that offers all of it?
We already sent electronic save-the-dates, but I’m hoping for some continuity for the rest of our paper goods. Also, budget is a factor… I just don’t want to deal with more than one vendor for all of our paper needs. Advice please! Thanks!
Post # 3
We used the same “suite” for all our invitations and our donation cards. Programs we did seperately because it would have been too costly and I wasn’t willing to spend as much as it would have cost on programs.
Post # 4
@Treasure43 I had totally forgotten about donation cards! This keeps getting more complicated. Can we just get those printed separately? Suggestions?
Post # 5
All our paper goods were DIY. However, the design for each of them was based on the design of our ketubah (formal Jewish wedding contract). Here is the ketubah:
Our photo sharing cards:
Our thank-you notes:
Post # 6
I don’t think it is weird at all. I am doing all of our paper goods DIY and I am making sure that there is continuity with them. I have finished and sent our save-the-dates and invitations. Right now I am working on the programs and menus.
Post # 7
Have you tried Paper Source? (http://www.paper-source.com) At the very least, they standardize all their colors so if you buy an invitation that uses the color “papaya” then you can find menu tent cards that are also in “papaya.”
Post # 8
I don’t think it’s weird! I’m planning on doing all the paper DIY so I can ENSURE they all match. Sorry, I don’t have any suggestions for websites.
Post # 9
NO way is that weird. I just posted all of our wedding day reception signage here and EVERYTHING matches our invites which are here! Its your day remember – you say what counts no one else does
Post # 10
Totally normal. If I was more organized they would all match
Post # 11
Not weird at all! All of ours were DIY and matched in some way. The only thing that didn’t match were our STD magnets which I ordered and sent before designing everything else, but they were at least the same color scheme and beach themed.
Post # 12
I am doing mine DIY so I can attempt to have everything matching. However, if you aren’t into DIY maybe you could contact one of the graphic designers on etsy to see if they would create it all for you in your price range. Good luck!
Post # 13
Nope! I don’t think it’s weird at all!
We’re having the day-of and thank you notes the same (so, invite, menu, program, stickers for the favors). The other items like the save the date and rehearsal dinner won’t match because I think they’re different events with a different formality….but that’s just me!
Also, I got the invites printed but plan on doing the program/menu electronically with the Etsy designer (buy the design, print myself to save money).
I think it’s classy to keep everything the same theme for the wedding itself (and the rest if you want to). It’s also easier- fewer decisions 🙂
Post # 14
I would suggest going to ETSY and posting your needs/desires under the Alchemy and let store owners bid. I know you will find someone that can handle most of your needs. I often work with brides that have a wedding monogram they are using on everything and also want it on their unity candles. Sometimes they also have it added to their aisle runner and there are several there that do that. Basically you are creating a brand.
Post # 15
Mine are all DIY, but I want to at least try to match my stuff too. Some things aren’t, but I wanted most things to at least somewhat match, or at least have a similar feel to it.
It’s not weird at all, but I think the most economical answer is to DIY just so you have total control over all the aspects of design and what you want.
Post # 16
Like many of the previous posters I am diy-ing ours paper goods because I want them to match – it’s extra work but it makes me happy!
ETA – You may want to check out Esty – I’m sure there are designers there that you will love and would be willing to do all of your paper goods for you!