Choosing invitations for an event is one of my most favorite parts of the entire event planning process. The invitation sets the tone, tells guests what to expect, and infuses personality into the party before the text is even glanced at. My adorable brother and his fiancée were married this weekend and now that the invitations have been safely mailed out, the nuptials are noted, and I won’t ruin the surprise, I’m so excited to share the gorgeous Minted wedding invitations they chose!
Gage and Jessica chose an on-the-traditional-side letter pressed invitation suite in a beautiful soft grey ink. The Minted designers patiently worked with us to get the text just right. Just because it’s shown on the site one way, doesn’t mean that parts of the final product can’t be customized to fit exactly what you want!
Sometimes not all the information fits on the invitation itself and a reception card is useful. The ceremony is at 3 and cocktails start at 5. We didn’t want guests to wonder when they should arrive at the reception venue! Also, we know from experience (my wedding was at 3:00!) that a little extra guidance never hurts!
Choosing wedding invitations can be daunting. If you’ve ever done it for yourself, or helped a friend, then you know the possibilities are endless. You can become paralyzed by the sheer number of options. Looking through the huge binders of samples can be a little like trying out perfume. You can only look through so many books before you stop seeing what’s in front of you!
That’s why Minted is so brilliant. You can cut the options drastically by narrowing your choices. If you know you don’t want a picture in your invitation then you’ve just cut out hundreds of possibilities! Then, the magic moment when you can actually see your info on the screen. You might have had an idea about your name in a certain font, but when you see it, you know it’s not right. If you’re struggling between a couple of options, you can get free samples just to see how they feel in your hand. In the end, the invitation is most important to the bride and groom. It’s the first official calling card as a soon to be married couple, and you want it to represent you perfectly.
Here are some other invitations we love for the modern traditionalist:
Modern Traditionalist Wedding Invitations board by Amanda. See more unique stationery