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Mix or Match: Save the Dates & Invitations?

Lynnie, on February 26, 2018 at 11:00 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 28

This week we're asking all about your decor choices, and whether you're into a more matching uniform look or if you're injecting some flair and personality by mixing it up!

What about your save the dates and invitations? Are you going for a cohesive stationery look from start to finish? Or having more fun with the save the dates?

Matching?Mix or Match: Save the Dates & Invitations? 1

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Mixing It Up? (with a fun save the date!)Mix or Match: Save the Dates & Invitations? 2

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Latest activity by Leah, on June 2, 2018 at 20:36
  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
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    A cohesive mix!
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  • Marcia
    Super August 2018 Manitoba
    Marcia ·
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    We mixed up our save the dates and wedding invitations.

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  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
    Becky ·
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    I would do matching, just love it to all tie in!

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina
    Lynnie ·
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    I actually went sort-of matching here, but only because my love of letterpress and gold details makes everything I touched pretty matching! Smiley tongue

    My save the date is in the top right corner! Smiley heart

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  • Amber
    Devoted September 2018 Alberta
    Amber ·
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    Mix it up! I made the save the dates but am orderibf the invitations. They both have an elegant look to them but are very diffrent!
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  • Vanessa
    Expert August 2018 Manitoba
    Vanessa ·
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    Not doing save the dates. This doesn't really bother me at all.

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  • Jessica
    Frequent user August 2019 Ontario
    Jessica ·
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    Planning to do both online, mix and match with the save the date being fun!!
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  • Laura
    Frequent user October 2018 British Columbia
    Laura ·
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    Definitely mixing this one up. Designed our own electronic save the date but going to mail out invitations.
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  • Chloe
    Super May 2018 Ontario
    Chloe ·
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    We didn’t do a save the date. Just one invitation. And our thank you cards won’t match.
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  • Mandy
    Devoted July 2019 Alberta
    Mandy ·
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    Mixing it up. Our invitations will be completely different than our save the dates
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  • Megh
    Curious January 2019 Ontario
    Megh ·
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    Definitely mix and match! I am doing these all myself and our save the dates are all on library return cards typed on an antique typewriter. The invitations will be stamped and heat embossed. Haven’t decided if I’m going to try to tie them together in any way yet, but I’m happy with everything so far!
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  • Ashley
    Frequent user October 2021 Manitoba
    Ashley ·
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    Not planning to do a save the date but if we do it will be a picture of us with the date.

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    Mixed, we are doing postcards for save the dates, invitations will be more formal

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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    I think technically ours would be mixing it up, we plan to email or have a FB save the date.
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  • Tracy
    Devoted September 2018 Ontario
    Tracy ·
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    Mixing it up. Our save the dates were postcards and our invitations will be more formal looking.
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  • K
    Expert September 2018 British Columbia
    Kim ·
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    Not planning on doing save the dates, just the invites. If I change my mind I'll probably find something similar to our invites.

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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
    Michelle ·
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    We didn't do physical save the dates just did a FB group so mix??

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  • Alix
    Beginner September 2018 New Brunswick
    Alix ·
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    We weren’t going to send out save the dates, but decided to in the end and ordered some front Vistaprint that kind of fit our general theme.
    One of my best friends is designing out invites and they’ll have the same colour scheme as the everything else, but won’t be exactly the same Smiley smile
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  • Amanda
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    Didn’t do save the dates. Haha
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  • Courtney
    Super July 2018 Ontario
    Courtney ·
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    We kept some similar colours but the save the date was definitely different than the invites. Our save the dates are very bright and an image of us from our engagement shoot.

    Our invitation suit is very classic simple and vintage looking with cremes and browns.
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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    We mixed it up. Our save the dates were a black and white template from the internet and our invitations reflected more the actual vibe of the wedding. Our thank you cards match our invitations.

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Mixing it up!
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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
    Jen ·
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    They were different. I didn't care if they matched the invitations.

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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
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    I was seriously considering mixed... We have a rustic/wood beam/twinkle lights venue, and my main colour is navy, so I found a wood-look invite with lights, along with a navy details card with lights as well... however my mother said it looked bad to have them not match...

    We are not doing save the dates. If I was, because they are arriving on their own, I would totally do something different. I liked the photo fridge magnets.

    My wedding suite does not include RSVP cards, so I will have to do a mix and match for them.

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  • Breanne
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
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    Mixed - although same colour palette. I did both on vistaprint and stuck with the blue theme. I also pulled a screen grab from our invites and used it for our website on here (just a big blue inkblot with our initials that was on the back of the invites) to tie everything together as guests will be rsvping through the site.

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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    Mixed all the way!

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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
    Rekramer ·
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    Mixed. Our save the dates were very grey and blue and modern. Our invitations will be black and cream with a swirly gatefold and gold accents.
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    We mixed it up. Save the dates were different from invitations but everyone is receiving the same look for both.

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