Save the Date (and Beyond) with Minted

Dave and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in March. It doesn’t seem possible that the cute guy I had a crush on during a college internship has been stealing my covers on a nightly basis for the past two decades.

wedding photo
Can you tell how faded this photo is after facing a window in our living room for the past (almost) 20 years?

 

Weddings are so different now than they were when we got married.

Bridesmaid dresses don’t have to match anymore. Or look so bridesmaidey. (Thank god!)

The number of attendants can be lopsided. (Oh how I wish I’d had my five best girlfriends stand up with me instead of only two because Dave only wanted two groomsmen. But you know, back in the 90’s people didn’t do things like that.)

And the invitations? Ugh.

Okay my invitations were actually lovely, so maybe ugh is too strong a word. Perhaps I should say, “Yawn.”

I remember sitting in the back of the party store with my mom looking at book after book of plain white and plain ivory invitations. I think I finally just picked one before my eyes started to cross. And so I could get the heck out of that party store.

Wedding invitations are so much more interesting now. They can be classical or whimsical or cultural and can reflect your personality so much more than plain ivory cardstock. And you can order them from the comfort of your own home while you and your fiancé are snuggled together in your matching jammies on the couch, with your tablet resting comfortably on your laps.

And all the rage now are the Save the Date cards like the ones below from minted.com.

Fireflies-save-the-date-invitation
Love these whimsical cards – so cute!

 

Destination-Wedding-Save-the-date
Making your guests travel to witness your nuptials? These “destination” save-the-date cards are adorable.

 

Simple-Modern-save-the-date-invitation
For the bride that likes to keep things simple.

 

Save-the-date-photo-card
Beautiful!

 

And of course just as fun and beautiful and unique as the Save-the-Date cards are the wedding invitations themselves…

That destination wedding you’re planning? How about sending a guidebook invitation. It’s practical and adorable at the same time.

Mini-book-wedding-invitation
Love this keepsake invitation!
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Adorable + Practical = Awesome Guidebook Wedding Invitation

 

Or maybe you want something modern with classic roots.

Simple-wedding-invitation
Modern meets Classic

 

Or perhaps you like something kind of trendy like this cute chalkboard design. 

Chalkboard-wedding-invitation
I chose a fancy scalloped edge – but there are eight shapes, including your basic hard-edged rectangle to choose from.

 

And of course all of the invitations come with fun options for the back of the invitations.

Chalkboard-wedding-invitation-back
So fun many choices!

 

Or if you’re a stickler for tradition and like boring white classic wedding invitations, they have those too. If I’m honest, I’ll admit I do kind of sway this way. But I tend to like things that are kind of plain and simple. Luckily Minted even has cards for people like me.

Classical-Wedding-invitation
For those of you who like things old school.

 

Disclosure: I was given a credit by Minted.com to facilitate this review, but the opinions of the awesomeness of Minted are expressed are 100% my own. (I can probably be bought off for a trip around the world or lots and lots of cash – but free stationery – not so much. But you don’t have to trust me – you have eyes – you can obviously see for yourself that Minted’s designs are beautiful and fun.)

Dave and I won’t be renewing our vows for our 20th anniversary (not our style), so I’ll be shopping for one of the many other ultra-cool things on Minted’s site, like maybe some business cards

minted-business-card
See? I like it Simple!

 

or Happy New Year cards (since I let the ball drop on Christmas cards this year).

Happy New Year Card
From my Family to Yours, Wishing You Peace, Happiness and Love in the New Year!

 

But whatever I decide to order the good news is I can do it while wearing my jammies from the comfort of my couch. And not crammed in the back of some party store.

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