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Last week, I shared a glimpse into our process of shopping for our save the dates from Minted. I’m excited to share our chosen design with y’all today! The only part of the process that proved to be particularly difficult was deciding whether or not we were going to have professional photos taken to use within our design. We won a mini session with my super-talented friend, Annmarie, through a giveaway she did right before Christmas, but we chose to postpone due to an unexpected snow storm. Since we weren’t sure when we’d be able to reschedule and our calendars were packed with holiday festivities, we started to get creative with alternate photo ideas. We were pretty sure we were going to use this photo for a bit, but then we really liked this one that my mom took on Christmas Day. I then used some of my photoshop savvy to lighten it up and blur out the background and really like the way it came out. There’s something incredibly special about having a professional engagement session done with a talented photographer, but it’s okay to allow yourself the freedom to get creative if you’re pressed for time.
We ultimately chose the Autumn Pine foil-pressed design from Hooray Creative and I am so happy with how it turned out! We went with the petite size because I liked the idea of the save the date being smaller than the actual invitation. They’re also slightly less expensive which is great when you’re trying to make the most of your budget!
Helpful tip for current brides: Minted sends you a $50 credit if you sign up for a free wedding website with them. They also send you a $20 credit if you send any digital invitations (also free). I had utilized both of these features before knowing about the discounts, and they provided us with an amazing discount! I don’t know if there’s an expiration date for those offers, so take them with a grain of salt, but they were so helpful for us. They also give an additional discount if you choose the ‘express proof’ option, and another discount if you allow them to print the artist’s mark on the back of the design. We took advantage of both of these and I’m so glad that we did! We got all of our foil-pressed save the dates for less than $30, including shipping. That’s incredible, y’all!
I am so pleased with our save the dates and will probably still be swooning over the gold foil on our fiftieth anniversary some day!