(Closed) STDs and Invitations….?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

Yes and no…the colors yes, the themes, no.  But a lot changed from when I designed the Save-The-Date Cards to when I designed the invites!

Post # 4
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington

I plan on it.  I designed our entire suite of paper goods (invites, Save-The-Date Cards, escort cards, menus, table numbers and programs).  I think it’s really up to you.  We did so because it will help to set the tone for the entire wedding and carry our theme throughout.

Post # 5
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

This is a good question!  I am also interested to see what people say.  A friend of ours said he would design a motif we could use for the invites and stuff, but I have a feeling he is not going to deliver in time for Save-The-Date Cards.  Plus, I saw some online that I really, really like.

Post # 6
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m working on our Save-The-Date Cards now. I think the only thing that will match will be the color scheme.

Do what makes you happy. 🙂 

Post # 7
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

No.  We thought of Save the Dates as being more fun, less formal.  We wanted them to have a Paris theme (as they are only going out to the Americans – the French really wouldn’t know what the heck a STD was), but Paris will not be the theme for the actual wedding…Also, we didn’t want to give away our real theme and color scheme this early in advance.

Post # 8
23 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

Sort of  — we are getting married in the mountains with a simple/country vibe. Our Save-The-Date Cards were post cards (with one response as "yeehaw! we wouldn’t miss the greatest mountain celebration of all time!"). We included a photo magnet of us during the proposal (in a canoe). I used VistaPrint and maybe spent $80 from start to finish for 150 STDS.

 I love our invites –  we did handmade, plantable paper booklets (incl. weekend itinerary, maps, and invite) and made them very rustic. Our response cards (again, vistaprint postcards) had a mountain background. We used a non-profit from Chicago (awesome and inexpensive!) called WomanCraft (womancraft.net). There’s some photos on our blog: kenandanna.blogspot.com. This was a little more spendy — close to $350 with postage. 

 I guess they didn’t "match" but the theme was consistent.  

Post # 9
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Nope! I agree w/Miss Paris; we thought of the SaveTheDates as more fun. It allowed the Fiance & I more creative freedom. And the Fiance offered to do the SaveTheDates and I must say he is coming up with some nifty unique ideas!

Our invitations and all other paper goods will follow the same design that I came up with though.

Post # 10
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Nope! We are looking at the STD’s from Felix Doolitle (http://www.felixdoolittle.com) but we are thinking of having very formal, traditional invitations.

hehe, nothing in our wedding is going to be too matchy matchy!

Post # 11
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Nope.  I wanted something that would "stick" in people’s minds so I designed STD magnets through MagnetStreet.com.  When it came to the invitations (which I just got from FedEx – yes!), we had changed a lot about out theme, etc., so they’re different.

Post # 12
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Our Save-The-Date Cards are Christmas themed, to hopefully help people remember that the wedding is in December. The invitations are not Christmas-themed, but in the same colors as the Save-The-Date Cards.

Post # 13
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Our STD’s were really fun and casual, and the invites a bit more formal, but in the same vein, colors, and theme.


Post # 14
15 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ours matched in terms of color scheme but not in design.

Our save the dates were more fun and casual but our invitations will be more formal..

I think either way is fine, whatever floats your boat!

Good luck!

Post # 15
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yes, our Save-The-Date Cards and Invitations do match. They are the Falling Petals theme from WeddingPaperDivas.com. I tried to make it easy for myself and luckily I found the ones I wanted.

Post # 16
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

I don’t plan on matching our Save-The-Date Cards and invites.  The save the dates are going to be way more informal; just a photo we’re sending to our loved ones 🙂

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