Wedding invitations, place cards and programs?

by DIY wedding planner on May 26, 2014

i am helping a friend plan her wedding and we opted to make the invitations etc… ourselves. i was thinking about all the other details involved and was wondering if the place cards and wedding programs have to match the invitations. the invites we are looking at are either plain white or white with a swirly black design or black and red. the place cards would not be drastically different but is it necessary that they have the same design.
Thank you in advance for your advice it is greatly appreciated!!!!

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First L May 26, 2014 at 2:28 pm

My wife and I planned our entire wedding. We sent the invitations out about 2 months before the wedding. I don’t think it matters if they match the place cards and programs because people should be paying attention to the two of you. Make it a nice event that everyone can remember and no one will care if the matched.


Heather May 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm

No No No – that’s too stressful. I am getting married in a month….My invites were totally different from the programs which I bought at Michaels to do myself. And my place cards are different from my menu’s as well. They are all on nice paper – the menu and the program have our same monogram on them to tie em together…. Hope that helps


Donna C May 26, 2014 at 2:46 pm

They don’t HAVE to, but I personally think it’s really cool when they do! You might want to consider a monogram that you can put on all of these to tie the whole thing together. That’s what I’m doing!


Erin May 26, 2014 at 3:37 pm

I think it looks nicer when everything ties in. You can just tie in a graphic into each item, or use the same colours. You may not think people notice, but like I learned from mine there are guests that like all the little touches you have at your wedding. Just have fun designing them and making them with your friend!! All the best!


Apple May 26, 2014 at 4:16 pm

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P May 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm

they don’t need to match with the invitations but it is impressive (usually to the few guests who will notice these things)
if you diy your wedding it should not be too dificult to accomplish.
check out diy ideas here.


sweets May 26, 2014 at 5:19 pm

We did all of our own and connected them with an embossed design: rubber stamp of your choosing, embossing ink, embossing powder and embossing heat machine.

But to answer your question, I don’t think they need to match. I’d say, they could all be the same color ink maybe and the same sort of style (like all formal or all informal, not one formal and one casual).

Also, a tip for you with the programs:
We made two pages of text, then reduced the size and put the two pages onto one page and folded it in half so it would be like reading a book. We went to Kinko’s and copied this text onto nice, heavy paper. Then we decorated the front and back covers. I don’t remember the cost, but it was very cheap –like twenty bucks or something.

Also, the best wedding book I’ve ever seen is called Bridal Bargains. That’s where I got the ideas I used.


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