(Closed) Wedding day paper and signage — am I the only one who will care?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
5544 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well, since I was at a wedding Saturday and couldn’t tell you what linen and other such details they used only 4 days later, I am going with no one will notice. Unless one or the other is super out there, no one is bringing the invite to compare to the menu and going to think badly if they don’t match. If they do, they need a life.

Post # 3
5226 posts
Bee Keeper

l_bud:  I tend to think people really over estimate the importance of invitations. The invitations can look entirely different from everything else, no one is going to notice or care. Aside from your immediate family(maybe), invitations end up in the trash.

Unless it is really going to bother YOU, go with what is easiest.

Post # 4
8684 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

No one will notice or care as much as you. 

Post # 5
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

No one will notice!! I can guarantee you that!! 

Post # 6
1220 posts
Bumble bee

I notice.  I wouldn’t hold it against someone if it wasn’t cohesive, but I would notice.  Some people like those particular things and look forward to seeing them.

Post # 7
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I get why you’d want it all to match.  That was really important to me too.  I knew no one else would notice or care as much as I did… but I did and still do and that’s okay too.


What did you SIL design it in?  Doesn’t she have the digital elements for that, even if she doens’t the more work for you, it would be prettey easy to coordinate with just the pieces…

Post # 10
811 posts
Busy bee

l_bud:  I felt just like you! I  was going crazy designing my own menu/escort cards/escort card displays/bar signage. In the end, however, I received a LOT of complements on my menu’s and escort cards. Even my wedding coordinator asked if she could have me send over my template because they were done so well.

Darling Husband kept telling me that no one would notice the 3 seconds they had to pick up the escort card tag and take it to the table, so I was shocked when that was one of the first things people commented. Although I made it look almost identicle to my invite in terms of fonts and colors, no one ever connected those two. Thus, I think you are totally fine in not carying over the exact feel. 

Post # 11
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Honestly you are the only one who is noticing these things.  I spent so many hours and hours designing my invites, putting them together and only a handful of people noticed how gorgeous they actually were.  I know for sure most of them just ended up in the garbage. 

The day of the wedding, all the attention will really be on you and your  hubby.  They are not really going to notice too much about anything else other than the food really. 

I totally get why you want to match things though.  Definitely as a bride, I want things perfect and everything to flow but now that I’m so close to the wedding, honestly, now that i look back on those days where I stressed about this and that when it came to invites and paper and all that, I kinda wished I spent my time stressing about other parts of my wedding that were more important. 

So don’t worry too much.

Post # 12
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

A a fairly recent bride, I’ll tell you that no one will care as much as you. If you love the work, go for it! Our wedding had a vintagey, chalkboard thing going on with the signage but our invites had chevrons. So, just go with what you love! 

Besides, no one is going to bring your invitation anyway (aside for directions!) to compare. 

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