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Happy Tuesday, y’all! I’m excited to share a look into the process of choosing our save the dates from Minted today. Choosing to send save the dates isn’t required by any means, but we knew we wanted to include this step. They’re a fun way to announce a wedding date more officially than by word of mouth. Some people like to pin them up on their fridge too, which is super fun.
While I’ve designed wedding stationery for quite a few dear friends, I knew pretty early on that I wanted to order our save the dates from Minted. I considered designing them myself and ordering them through an online printer, but Minted offers three things that I wouldn’t find (at such a great cost) by ordering my own design from a printer:
1. foil pressed options
2. free envelope addressing
3. high-quality photo printing
It can be incredibly costly to order custom foil designs because they require individual plates to be made. Minted has already implemented gold foil into several of their existing designs. This allows for the pretty look of foil without the expense of custom plates. Their envelope addressing service saved us lots of time too. We simply assembled the envelopes after our order was delivered and added our return addresses to the back. TIP: Take care to get all of your addresses early on. We were still collecting a handful of them when we placed our order and had to handwrite those envelopes instead. The handwritten look can be sweet, but I think the pretty envelope designs offered by Minted look so much more polished! Additionally, I was confident that their printing methods wouldn’t leave us looking inadvertently orange, as many discount printers can. They completely delivered!
I narrowed our options and presented Dillon with a handful of my favorites, shown below. From there I think the trickiest part was finding a picture that fit well into those designs. Scroll to the bottom to cast your vote on which option is your favorite!
1. Love Letters by Wildfield Paper Co. 2. XOXO by Carolyn MacLaren 3. Autumn Foliage by Hooray Creative 4. Pretty Love by Christine Taylor 5. Stringed by Moglea 6. Fairyland by Phrosne Ras 7. Flow by Lehan Veenker
We had fun with choosing our save the dates from Minted and ultimately found a design that perfectly suits our style. Plus, it’s classic enough that it won’t clash with any other design choices we make in the rest of the planning process. I’ll share pictures of our chosen piece next week after we’ve had the chance to deliver them to our loved ones!
Which one is your favorite? They have so many great options!