you guys. i got engaged. it happened the first weekend in november in santa barbara at el capitan canyon. it was definitely one of THE BEST weekends of my life and i could not be happier. one would think (since i’m an organizer) that i would be stoked to plan a wedding. THINK AGAIN. i had never allowed myself to even look at wedding related stuff because i just didn’t know if getting married was in the cards for me. i have mixed feelings on the way to plan a wedding but i will tell you, it’s complicated and a HUGE time suck. the internet is a black hole in which you will easily waste 3 hours a day looking at dresses, party favors, decor, lighting, etc. it’s all too much. seriously. i’m a gal who likes less options–that way i can easily make my decision and move on. in wedding world, it’s a little harder because there are about a billion options for every facet of wedding planning. i even instituted a policy of no wedding magazines. but then my friend Grace brought over the Martha Steward edition of ‘Real Weddings’ which i read through, bookmarking one resource to check out. it was an ad for wedding invitations from a company called minted.
you know when you find something and you get this feeling that you can just stop looking. like nothing else is going to top it and there is peace with the decision. that’s how i felt when i found minted. my favorite part is the fact that you can order samples for $1 each (i stocked up and ordered 25 sample invites in alternating paper types and styles). they also have free a free sample kit that you can order but i’m super particular and wanted to see my faves up close and personal. now that i have them in front of me, the decision making process is even easier. there are also so many ways to make each wedding card suite personal and customize it for your style. you can change the shape of the card, the back of the card, the color of the card and more– so it’s unlikely that anyone would have the same invitation.
initially, i was thinking of not sending save-the-date cards but i kinda love the fact that each card style has a whole wedding suite. from the save-the-date to the formal invites to the thank you cards–they all go together. now that speaks to the organizer in me! the icing on the cake (no pun intended) is the designers are indie folks that are picked by the minted community. their aesthetic really speaks to my style which i want incorporated in the wedding–so it really feels like a great match.
minted.com // they just rolled out their 2014 wedding collection + they have lots more besides wedding invites!