The year was 2000. I was knee-deep in the planning process and trying to figure out how to throw a champagne wedding on an Old E 40oz budget. One of the most stressful parts of the whole process was choosing wedding invitations, RSVP cards and envelopes. I pictured embossing, glitter, photos, foil. I ended up with card stock from my local office supply store and umpteen stress-filled hours of home printing 250 invitations and hand-addressing the accompanying envelopes. I’m pretty sure somewhere in between paper jams and waning printer ink I contemplated rolling up to Jeremy’s front door in my Honda to convince him that Reno (because let’s be real, Vegas wouldn’t have been in the budget) would be just as romantic as that church wedding we had planned. I mean, who needs guests at a wedding anyway?
But I soldiered through and mailed out 250 invitations that worked in a pinch and on a budget.
Fast forward 15 years and miles of technological advances to Minted.com. I was contacted by Minted to review their site with a focus on the wedding invitation and stationary options.
And man are there options.
After clicking around their beautiful website I discovered a vast array of unique offerings from Minted and was intrigued by their “mission”.
“At Minted, we love the idea that our products will find their way into your most personal celebrations, and we don’t take that honor lightly. That’s why we only use fine paper stock, rich inks, and crisp printing methods. We guess you could say that quality is an obsession for us. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.”
The Review – Minted Wedding Invitations
Minted.com is very easy to navigate and the Minted wedding invitations are a cinch to access. The clean, user-friendly platform makes shopping all the more appealing, an obvious positive for both marketplace and consumer. There are plenty of filtered searching options making it much easier to find exactly which wedding invitation style you’re looking for.
Interestingly, the site features design challenges allowing designers to submit their work to be rated by customers, in turn influencing what gets featured for sale in the marketplace. You can also visit their blog and forums for community-minded sharing and discussion.
There are oodles of available wedding invitations to choose from appealing to all types of different design needs. Oh my, are there some fun options!
Wedding Invitation Examples
I’m picturing a Southern outdoor wedding reception with tons of twinkle lights adorning the Sycamore trees (are there Sycamore trees in the South? I hope so, otherwise it’s totally ruining my image here), rustic lanterns hanging from branches lighting the dance floor while the bride and groom dance the night away.
And this one:
How fun would it be to send a booklet with some of your favorite pics (read: most flattering, best lighting, attractive filters) with all the info provided about your big day? Can’t you picture a traditional church ceremony followed by a swanky ballroom reception adorned with hydrangea towers and crystal chandeliers?
Or this one:
Can you even imagine? I’m thinking gauzy white dress. I’m thinking beach. I’m thinking plumeria. I’m thinking sangrias.
The ordering process is easy with a step-by-step personalization of your chosen design with a wide variety of card stock, shape and color options. With your invitation order Minted.com offers envelopes with FREE guest addressing through a simple upload function, and an entire suite of appropriate add-ons and accessories to complete your wedding invitation needs, from RSVP cards, direction cards, and reception cards to thank-you cards.
Needless to say, I was highly impressed with the offerings available on Minted.com and would have loved the opportunity to have saved *some of* my sanity when designing my own Minted wedding invitations all those years ago. Are you in need of a little help getting those invites out? Maybe you’re not shopping for wedding swag at the moment but not to worry, you won’t be left out! Minted.com has all kinds of fun indie art and decor. Have some fun and take a look around!
Disclaimer: I was given a credit voucher forin exchange for my time reviewing the site and its products. All opinions, however, are mine. Because I’m classy. And you can’t buy my love.