Before you order wedding stationery, there’s one big question you’ll undoubtedly ask: should save the dates match invitations?
It’s one of those wedding etiquette questions that most couples ask, particularly when they’re just about to order save the date cards or their invitations after they’ve already bought save-the-dates.
Do save the dates have to match invitations? Should save-the-date cards coordinate with invites?
Great question: according to proper etiquette, save the dates do NOT need to match invitations.
Do Save the Dates Need to Match Invitations?
They can and should, however, follow a similar style and tone or theme. But many times, a couple’s theme or motif, color palette, or style — even the formality of the wedding — is still a bit undecided when it is time to mail out save the dates.
Perhaps your color palette has changed, you decided on a different theme, a new motif, or you just changed your mind completely about the tone of your wedding. And that’s OK!
For instance, you can go fun with it and choose informal cards like these with save the dates, then go completely formal with your invitations later. That’s totally up to you!
That’s why save the dates do not need to match invites.
However, if you’re thinking save the dates should match wedding invitations and you want everything else to coordinate, too, that’s great! When you know what you want, picking out everything at once for a perfect match is a great way to take the reigns and plan a completely cohesive and coordinated stationery suite.
Save the Dates Match Invitations
One easy way to get everything to match, right from the start: order everything at Minted.
Many would say it is easier to get matching save the dates and invitations, along with other day-of stationery pieces such as programs, place cards, table numbers, favor tags, and more.
If you match all of your wedding stationery and purchase from the same retailer, it will eliminate the stress of finding individual pieces to match and gives you the ability to buy it all in one click. Plus, you can combine shipping at once to save money. Then, you’re done!
To begin, view the save the date cards here. At the top of the page, you can sort the cards by style, color, photo, etc. Choose ‘Matching Items’ and select ‘Matching Invite Suite’, then ‘Done’. It will automatically sort save the dates with invitations to match like these.
As an example, this ivory ring save the date card has matching invitations — and everything else! — all available here.
You can get save the dates that match invitations, starting off the suite with these save-the-date cards.
Next, get a matching wedding website! It’s free and matches your save the dates and invitations perfectly.
Next, you’ll order matching invitations, along with enclosure cards, RSVP cards, envelopes, and more.
Now that you have save the dates and invitations to match, take it one step further with the rest!
Thank You Cards
And you can even get matching thank you cards!
And this is just one example!
Here’s another style by Leah Bisch. As you can see, there are many matching wedding pieces to go with your save the dates, invitations, and more.
And here are just a few of the coordinating pieces (see them all here and scroll down).
For other save the dates with invitations that match, check out these styles below.
By Alethea and Ruth.
Strands of Lights
By Hooray Creative.
By Susan Moyal.
As you can imagine, there are save the dates, invitations, and matching pieces in any color palette, wedding theme, and style of your dreams! Click here to shop now and decide whether you want save the dates to match invitations. Either way, you can’t go wrong! :)
And don’t forget: you can get free envelope addressing here. That’s one of the best bonuses you could ask for, included free with your save the dates.
TELL US: Do you think save the dates should match invitations? Why or why not? Are your cards going to coordinate with invites, or will they be different? Tell us in the comment box below!
Hope it helps!
This is a post in collaboration with Minted.