(Closed) I want all my paper goods to match– is that weird?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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 invitations:

Our programs:

Our photo sharing cards:

Our thank-you notes:

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 Laughing

Post # 10
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379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Totally normal.  If I was more organized they would all match

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Worker bee

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.

http://www.wreathartist.etsy.com

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

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
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677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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!

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