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Most Liked Positive Review
I ordered 200. 100 - black with gold lettering and 100 - white with silver lettering. I added a bling to all the matches, didn't take very long because I add bling to...Read complete review
I ordered 200. 100 - black with gold lettering and 100 - white with silver lettering. I added a bling to all the matches, didn't take very long because I add bling to everything these days however... The black matches: over half of the black match books have scratches on the front where the lettering is. The scratches have rubbed off some of the black and white is showing through. Not a big deal really because they're not party favors - just putting them around the bar area and whom ever sees them can take one or not. The white matches: very happy with the way they came out although these also had a scratch mark on them but I was able to rub it out.
Most Liked Negative Review
I'm not one to write bad reviews but I was really, really disappointed in this purchase. I wasn't looking for perfection and I understand that out of 100 matchbooks, you're going to have...Read complete review
I'm not one to write bad reviews but I was really, really disappointed in this purchase. I wasn't looking for perfection and I understand that out of 100 matchbooks, you're going to have a few 'not so great' ones. In my case, I ended up with just a handful of 'okay' ones. I would have been embarrassed to offer these to my wedding guests, as the first three letters of my name were barely legible on just about every matchbook. It's as if the foil didn't print or transfer correctly but they just sent them to me anyway. Gee thanks :( It was my first order with the Knot and this was a bit of bummer.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Poor Printing Quality
from New Jersey
About Me Bride
Comments about The Knot Personalized Matchbooks:
I am very disappointed in the quality of the printing on these matchbooks. The printing is smudged, scratched off, and very difficult to read. I am thankful I decided not to use these for my favors, rather at my cigar bar. Just be prepared many will need to be discarded. I am surprised The Knot stands behind such poor quality.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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By The Bride's Mom
from Cleveland, OH
About Me Parent Of Bride/Groom
I ordered 200 matchbooks with two different designs for my daughter's wedding. We left them out at the bar and fortunately, I saved a few for the bride and groom, because they were all picked up by guests!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect for the price
By Ms Badger 16
from Nashwauk, MN
I'm setting these out next to votive glasses with the same personalization for guests to light during reception and take home afterwards. Are they the best quality matchbooks money can buy? In a word, no. Will they light a candle or a cigarette? You betcha. The printing is good enough for the purpose. Most of mine came out perfect. I wouldn't pay the full price for this but if you catch it on sale its a great deal for the price and its a nice touch.
Colors are off
I ordered periwinkle and it's definitely more of a lavender. They do not match my colors at all now.
For what you pay, its a good product.
About Me Groom
Ordered matched when they were on sale since there were some poor reviews. We received ours today and they are great. We didn't get any of the shiny ink so nothing was rubbed off, I would just make sure that you proofread text. The lay-out online is different than what we received, it just says our names there is no & sign so that looks a little weird. We may have to order more so they look ok passing out.
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
from Philadelphia, PA
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All matchbooks had the same issue.
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Close-up of missing foil
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. We apologize for the quality you received on your order. We will be happy to replace any damaged or poorly made items in which you received or issue a discount. Please feel free to contact customer service at 800-390-9784 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your order number for us to assist you in any way we can.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Atlanta, GA
These matchbooks were awful from the minute I opened the boxes. The print is barely readable on more than half of them, and the foil print is peeling off, and I only looked at them. Not happy, and I cannot use them at my wedding in October. I will be calling customer service, and will be looking for an alternate company to order from.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Don't expect to get them
from Memphis, TN
I recieved some of the items in my order but not my matchbooks. Luckily, I went back and checked all the napkins I had ordered (because of complaints from other reviewers on messed up printing) and found they had not shipped my matches AT ALL. I called and talked with someone who said sorry and offered to express a shipment of them out. Two weeks later I am still waiting so I call again and the service rep says they will be delivered Saturday by USPS. We will see. Not very good service. Shop elsewhere if you want a company that cares about good quality and timely and accurate shipments. At this point I have been waiting a month and was lucky I checked to make sure the order was accurate, otherwise I would be without matches for my sparklers for the wedding. Very stressful considering all the other packages and things I am dealing with right now.
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. We do apologize that the matches were missing from your order initially. I do see that we shipped out a replacement as soon as you called us, and I do show that it was delivered 8/9/13.
Great addition and great quality
from New Albany, IN
I ordered 200, one was red w/silver printing & the other was white w/red. They both turned out perfect. The print was in the script and was flawless. Every single one. The price was half as much as most bridal competitors and much better quality. I had ordered 100 from a bridal shop and was very disappointed. They were re-printed twice and they finally got it right but poor quality. The Knot Shop had them done perfectly the 1st time. Highly recommend this product!
from Dayton, OH
We used these matchbooks along with a votive candle holder as favors for our reception. They were great because they added to the table decor, but gave everyone a little something to take home. I am a huge believer in functional favors which made. I read all of the comments that indicated the quality lacked. Ours were perfect. No smudges, and great print. They were berry color with silver metallic ink. We loved them!
Service and delivery comments:
They arrived quickly and looked great. So glad there are leftovers.
PERFECT in every way!
I read a lot of the reviews before I placed my order. The reviews actually made me order a basic font, instead of the script I had wanted. Many of the reviews said there were a lot in batch that would be a bit flawed, but in my 100 book order not a single one was any less than perfect! They are packaged in a tight and neat manner, so they cannot rub against and mar one another. I am 100% pleased with my order and would not hesitate to order these again!
Cute little favor for the bar & bathroom
from State College, PA
My mom made me order these, I did so reluctantly (it seemed so 80's) but then they came and they were so cute! I'm ordering some for her personalized and now some for my new home. It's hard to find matches anymore since restaurants and bars don't allow smoking. We're not smokers either but like them for lighting candles and in the bathroom. These are cheaper than buying at the grocery store and personalized!
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About Me Bride, Groom
We had originally ordered 100 in the ivory and green foil. They were shipped and were awesome! Ended up getting a few more "yes" RSVPs than expected and realized we did not have enough to use as favors, so we ordered 100 more! woo. The second set was ordered in the sage and green foil. They looked just as good as the first set. Love the "perfect match" phrase.
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By November Bride
I ordered my matchbooks about a month ago and just received them. I created two different versions, one in English & the other in Spanish since my family consists of mostly Spanish speakers. I LOVED them! BUT...major but...they misspelled a word on my Spanish version. :[ I'm so bummed out!I hope to have this fixed in order to still use them at the wedding. Despite the fact that there's an error, I would definitely recommend any bride to order these matchbooks! Mine are silver and they look stunning. :]
Loved our matches
We bought these for reception favors. We were leaning towards no favors at all until I found these on the knot. Decided to go for it despite some poor reviews. Ours turned out awesome! The ivory and green looked great together.
I ordered these matches in Berry. They just arrvied today, and they are EXACTLY what I was expecting. Some of the reviews said there were scuffed up matchbooks in their order, but I have NO mars on mine. They are packed orderly and tightly, so they won't rub around on each other. I wanted the script font, but after reading reviews that said it came out blurry looking, I went for a plain font. You can read it perfectly, and there is no chipping on the silver foil color. VERY satisfied with my order!
from Gardner, KS
I bought these the first time for our wedding in Sept. I was very happy with them. After a couple of months my fiancé and I decided we were going to have a beach wedding! So, I ordered a second set through this site and was very pleased! The color was a little dark, but when you're having tons of different shades of blue it doesn't matter! The writing is clear and looks great! The only down side is when you strike the matches on the back side (6 times) it wears thin so the matches do not want to light up after a couple tries. Lets just say with the first set we ordered we have a lot of use! I would only buy these when they go on sale though!
Cute matchbooks but sloppy printing
By Bride to be
from Milwaukee, Wi
Loved the choices available - went with a white book with green foil lettering (to match the green foil on the napkins). Quality of the product is fine.I'm not happy with the lettering. Like the napkins, the lettering is slanted and some letters appear higher/lower than the rest in the word. the 3 in 2013 is really low and looks funny.I would not recommend this unless you are okay with slanted/sloppy lettering.
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Pretty but sloppy lettering
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. We apologize for the quality you received on your order. We will be happy to replace any damaged or poorly made items in which you received or issue a discount. Upon reviewing your picture, you chose the Classic font, which does show that there are a few numbers that will be below the standard print line. Please feel free to contact customer service at 800-390-9784 or email us: email@example.com and provide your order number for us to assist you in any way we can.
Pleased with the product and the price
About Me Bride, Wedding Planner
They are overall great. I got them on sale so I would have been happy if half of them were presentable. All 100 that I ordered are in good enough shape for our wedding. The only flaw, and it occurred on about 40 of them, was white scuff marks on the front. The foil letters were fine. But you can see white wear-marks on the background color (I ordered sky blue). Maybe they rubbed against each other.
from Toledo, OH
Overall, I was very impressed. They weren't all perfect, some had a few minor smudges in the ink on the lettering, but you hardly notice. We got the matchbook in the silver with the shiny red lettering (our colors were black,white, and silver with little pops of red) and they are BEAUTIFUL. It also worked out perfect because we did a sparkler send-off, so we didn't have to buy anything extra to light the sparklers.
from Cincinnati, OH
I ordered these because they matched my napkins exactly I was so happy with the way they turned out. The color looks great and personalization came out perfectly, and of course they actually light which is their purpose :)
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Fargo, ND
I ordered 300 matchbooks, 200 Ivory with Kiwi foil and 100 Sage with Gold Foil. Some of the Sage books have scrapped against the back of the books and have small white spots but nothing noticeable. The Ivory ones were not scrapped off at all. I am completely satisfied with my order :)
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Ivory matchbook and Kiwi Foil
Sage matchbook and Goild Foil
from St. Paul, MN
I was very excited to order personalized matchbooks for our wedding in May. The matchbooks came within 3 weeks of my order and the order was fulfilled exactly as I requested. No complaints at all with the content and time it took to place the order. The reason I am giving a poor review is because the quality of the print on the matchbooks is so poor that I can't use them for the wedding, at all. All of them have smeared or blotchy looking print, several are not even legible. They look cheap and I am very disappointed that I have been given no option for refund or return.
By Bride Katie
from Tempe, AZ
They are a perfect and very much reusable favor to give to your guests. It works great for a sparkler exit so everyone has a match!
Great price for pretty matchbooks
from Nashville, TN
I bought two different styles of matchbooks (silver matchbook with teal text color and sky blue matchbook with charcoal text color). I am happy with both. Not every print turned out perfectly but was good on the whole. I would suggest keeping very contrasting colors to make sure they are legible. I would suggest using classy designs so they look nicer (last name initial for picture area and use modern font for details, etc.)I wanted something personalized but not over the top for our intimate wedding. These are useful and seem more like a classic gift everyone can use. I will include one of each style in a wedding favor bag so everyone guest will get two different designed matchbooks. I will tie it with ribbon & handmade "thank you" tags. This will suit my needs, our budget and will look pretty! Solution solved.
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Silver matchbook with Teal foil font color
Inexpensive, cute, & practical favor!!
from St Paul, MN
I was searching for a practical favor that people just wouldn't throw away. I came across these and knew that they were what I wanted instantly! I got them on sale which was a plus!!! I went with the "The Perfect Match" flame and the "Love Birds" designs in the silver with royal blue lettering. Turned out PERFECT!!
Glad I ordered them.
I needed to spend a little more money to get free shipping, so I ordered the gold matchbooks with maroon foil print. Maybe 2 of the people we're inviting to our wedding are smokers, but I figured everybody lights candles, so why not? I think they look adorable and the final product looks better than the online sample.
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By Mrs. Barrois
from New Orleans, La
So happy with how these look. Wish I could get more without personalization, but would order more for sure.
Nice product idea but inconsistent print
By Photo Cat
from Downers Grove, IL
I ordered a white matchbook with our names and wedding date on the bottom with the ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE logo on top in navy blue. The name and date printing part was pretty nice on all of them but the LOVE logo part, not so much. Many of them had very thick printing on the ALL YOU NEED IS part with the E's especially bad to the point of almost not being completely visable as an E! The LOVE part was a bit dinged and scratched on a few of them as well with some other minor cosmetic blemishes on them as well. A few of the match striking parts had some wear spots on them but not as if they were used, just rubbed. The biggest concern was the wording on top, even if I got them on sale, they should all look nice and legible! I sent an email to customer service to hopefully return them and have them reprinted.
By Amanda the bride
from Lynnwood, Washington
I am planning my own wedding and trying to keep to a tight budget. These are super cute and they are AFFORDABLE! Can't wait till my guests get their matchbooks and sparkelers to light my exit after the wedding!
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