(Closed) Invites dont match STD, big deal?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ll help, because I asked the same question before 🙂

In short, no, they do not have to match! Mine had the same ‘feel’, but they were not similar in design whatsoever.

Let’s see the Minted design!

Post # 4
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Mine won’t match.

Post # 5
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Mine definitely won’t match!  STD is a beach background and invites are sort of “plain” with a wedding band theme.

Post # 6
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I personally don’t think it matters.  My save the dates were fun and really casual and my invites were traditional and fancy. 

This is the thread for my save the dates so you can get an idea of the crazy difference between them. 


I don’t have a picture of the invites but they had a paisley border and fancy writing.


Post # 7
1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Nope! Our save the date’s were magnets and our invites were paper with cute little holders…… they didn’t match at all color-wise or style-wise. To be honest, you would probably the only person that would really care or notice, hehe 🙂

Post # 8
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@HardyPooleParty: My mom made our STD’s. For our invitations, we got a Target DIY invitation kit. So, they didn’t match. Nobody noticed or cared. I’m happily married 1.5 years later.

Post # 10
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think it matters at all.  Our save the dates were from Minted, and I had originally planned on getting the matching invites – but I just couldn’t get all the info on them I needed to without spending a fortune on insert cards to go in them.

Our save the dates were this:

And our invites were this:

But the colors we’re changed orange and the blue above to this:

Definitely a different feel – for my save the dates we printed in matching font on the envelopes and had wrap around labels from Minted.

For the invites I printed in calligraphy and had them preprinted with our return so it’s a little more formal of a feel, but still light and casual overall.

Good luck!  I LOVED everything on Minted but in the end just couldn’t spend that much for what  Ineeded.


Post # 12
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ours are totally not even almost matching. Our STD’s were very beachy type since that was our original theme, but once we got them printed we changed the theme a little so our invitations will reflect the theme more.

Post # 13
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

they dont have to match, infact i think its better if they dont, you dont want people to already know what your invites are going to look like before they even receive them

Post # 14
843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nah, they don’t have to match.  For my Save The Dates I used postcards from the destination (Savannah, GA) of our domestic destination wedding.  The invites are completely different!  They’re green with seersucker and a big tree!!

Post # 15
1761 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t think it matters at all! Our Save-The-Date Cards are fun little post cards that show our theme, whereas our invitations will be formal card stock and whatnot.


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