We were all so excited to see Minted launch their first letterpress invitation collection! Now, we don’t have to sacrifice the style of Minted’s designs in order to have the vintage feel of a letterpress invite (confession: the one above is my very favorite)! These new invitations are gorgeous, the lettering crisp and deep. And you can have them personalized in with different font and paper options giving you an utterly unique way to share your impending nuptials with your guests.
Minted’s customer service, The Minted Perfection Team, lives up to their name. They make sure your invitation order is exactly what you want. And perfection just got better with their new online sharing tool. Now you can work live with a one-on-one with your designer, showing them any changes you want to make along the way.
The best part of all? Minted is giving away three gift cards for their wedding collection. One reader will win $250, and two others will receive a $100 card. See all of Minted’s beautiful designs and enter to win here.
I recently heard about a new “trend” in weddings that made my Emily Post-reading, charm-school graduate (yes, it’s a real thing) self literally say the words “Well, I never!”
Apparently, some brides are finding it necessary to send a “Don’t Save the Date” to people they plan NOT to invite to the wedding. Ladies, let’s have a chat.
It goes without saying this is beyond tacky—andyet, with social media connecting us to people we haven’t personally interacted with in years, we readily admit that pulling off a small “family-only” wedding is tough! People can feel like they have the right to celebrate your day with you. If you’re already in the midst of planning, you’ve probably begun tough process of creating your guest list and know that difficult decisions are made based on budget, location and frankly, how close you feel to certain people. While it might feel harsh or unfriendly to leave people out, assume that potential guests will simply know via mutual friends or the Interwebs that not everyone is invited to your wedding. The majority will be completely understanding.
Our suggestion for politely declining guests if you need to? Wait until they ask you directly about the wedding in person or via email. Then, it’s perfectly appropriate to say something along the lines of “Thank you so much for the well-wishes! We are truly excited about our wedding day, and we’ve chosen to have a small wedding and limit the guest list to family only (or family and a few close friends). We appreciate your friendship, and hope you understand.” What you don’t need to do is over-explain your choices! The budget, venue and size of your wedding is not up for discussion or debate with anyone but your soon-to-be-spouse, so don’t feel the need to justify your decision if pressed.
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Nothing sets the tone for your wedding like a cool save-the-date card. Here are a few of my favorites from Etsy, each one of them a little unique from the usual paper goods fare. This floral card (above) would be perfectly suited for a vintage wedding.
I love travel inspired save-the-dates, whether for a destination wedding or not. The Chicago card (above) is chic and modern. The airmail-style postcard (below) is decidedly retro, and very fun.
Same goes for this map postcard, which tells your geographic love story!
This intricately illustrated postcard (above) would be a fitting introduction for a bold and bright garden wedding. So pretty!
A save-the-date and a handy calendar? Sold!
This modern save-the-date (above) plays with different fonts and metallics, giving it a very sophisticated appeal.
Typography fans unite! This lively save-the-date showcases all your favorite fonts.
Do you love your story? Share it with friends in this gossip column-inspired save-the-date!
Yesterday’s real wedding featured the loveliest invitation from Seaside Press, so I had to go take a look at their Etsy page. And I am so glad I did. I love their unique letterpress style with vintage-inspired fonts and chic color palettes. I think my fave is their nautical save-the-date postcard (above)–so creative! Go here to see more invitations, save-the-dates, and thank you cards from Seaside Press.
Papeterie has always had great designs. And now to make their invitations even better, their designs are available on two types of linen stock: classic and shimmer. Linen stock is more durable and will give your invitations a keepsake quality and more formal feel.
Some designs are on sale
A select number of Papeterie‘s letterpress invitations are now on sale. Go here to check them out. They may be just what you are looking for to announce your event!
Perfect for any theme
From sweet romance to preppy modern, Papeterie has designs to fit any wedding. Traditional designs like Peony and Windsor go beautifully with a classic celebration. And for those seeking something a bit less conventional, Quilt is perfect for Etsy-cute and Honeycomb goes well with a bolder affair. Head over to Papeterie to find your style!