We’re often asked whether or not all the pieces of a wedding stationery suite have to match. The answer is, well, yes and no. Yes, in that every piece should reflect the feeling a couple is trying to create surrounding their wedding. No, in that not every piece needs to be “matchy matchy” (though it’s certainly okay to make them so).
In the case of Ashley and Robert’s wedding, what was important to Ashley was that her favorite color—dark blue—be incorporated. And so, the engagement party and save the dates both feature the vibrant hue. (The invitations will also follow suit.) However, Ashley , with the help of her stationer, Gem Printing, added subtle touches to make each piece unique. For example, the engagement party invitation was paired with a festive gold dot envelope lining and the save the date is a square shape.
Here, Ashley shares the touching reason why she wanted to go overboard on the engagement party invitation, and Melissa of family-owned Gem Printing talks about the unexpected detail today’s brides seem to know all about.