Post # 1
I know this is probably stupid, but if I didn’t freak over every detail it wouldn’t be my life.
We sent out save-the-dates, our invites are | | this close to being done. They are completely different then the STD. We need to add directions to our invite suite and it would NOT match (because we would do it instead of the designer). I also want to/have to make escort cards, menus, and possibly programs. If these paper products that I make are not like the original invites is it going to look kitchy? And just cheap? Or should I not even worry because no one will notice?
Post # 3
If anyone notices and says something then they should pay for your paper. People throw invites and such away anyway.
Post # 4
I don’t think it matters at all! My invitations and RSVPs were printed on really nice heavy linen paper and there was no way that I was going to pay extra to print direction on the same type of paper. I designed them myself, printed them on a color printer and they went in with the invite and RSVP. I don’t think anyone will notice that your programs, menus, etc are on different paper at all – especially because no one will be sitting around with the invitation in hand comparing the two! I don’t think you should worry at all 🙂
Post # 5
mine aren’t going to match either…. and i really don’t give a crap! haha
Post # 6
I wouldn’t even remember honestly if they didn’t match. I read STD and invites for info. After i put the event in my calendar, they go in the trash usually. No one will notice.
Post # 7
My invitations and STD’s are totally different and I am not the least bit concerned about it.
Post # 8
are you taking about the paper not matching or the design not matching?
i knew my Save-The-Date Cards would not look anything like my invites but I was fine with that. My invites, if someone looked closely, will see that the invitations and the response card are both on shimmery metallic paper in a champagne pearl color while the other inserts were on vellum finish paper in cream color. The colors were an exact match except the vellum finish paper did not have the shimmer. i looked pretty silly walking around the paper store holding up my invites next to all the paper samples. most of the cardstock in the stores were either white or ivory with some called ultra white or soft white. the champagne pearl color was not ivory and it was not white so it was very difficult. in the end i found an exact match.
all the designs for the invitation suite matched but i didn’t match them to the STD. I’m not planning on having an exact design match for programs, menu cards, or other items either.