Hey girl hey! I’m such a little details type of person. I love focusing on the little parts of events or special days. One of my favorite little details of wedding planning has been finding wedding stationary! In today’s post, I’m going to be sharing my whole experience with Minted, from choosing their brand to shipping everything out. If you are interested in learning about my experience, keep on scrolling!
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Why I Chose Minted
Like I mentioned before, I am a huge little details type of person. I am also super into branding and making sure everything looks cohesive. Life of a blogger, I guess! I had been following Minted on social media for years, just because I liked the look of their products, but hadn’t considered choosing them for my invites until I saw a sample of their invites in a bridal magazine. The quality blew me away, and I loved how customizable they were.
I initially wanted to work with a small, independent designer who owned their own small business. However, once I learned Minted works with independent designers to create their invitation suites, I knew my decision was Minted!
Invites are the first impression your guests have of your wedding. They can help give your guests an idea of the vibe your wedding will have. Because of this, it’s a good idea to use your wedding colors in some way for your invites. Our colors are blush, rose gold, and navy, so I wanted to add elements of those colors in our invites.
To make our decision, I ordered samples of some of their designs that fit our needs. Minted offers up to 10 FREE full suite design samples for you to check out before you make your decision. You can click HERE to check that deal out! I ordered 10 so I could get a feel for the quality. With the sample box, they provided sample cards of all the different paper and foil options, and other fun add ons too! Just seeing all of that helped solidify my decision in choosing Minted.
The Design We Chose
As soon as I got the samples, I had my fiance, his parents, and my parents all look at them and choose the one they felt fit our wedding style the best. All of us chose the exact same one without even knowing it! We all loved the Loved design–no pun intended. It fit our style, and it even had the fonts that I wanted to use for signage for our wedding. The design is simple, clean, and to the point… which is what I wanted.
Once I chose that design, Minted allows you to make any edits you want. For example, their original design says “(husband’s name) loves (wife’s name),” which I wasn’t a huge fan of. I was able to change the “loves” to “and” to signify that we would be getting married. That wording definitely fit what we needed a little more. I think it goes without saying that we love each other 🙂
Extra Invite Add Ons
From there, I could add any details cards, RSVP cards, or notes. We knew from the get go that we would be using an online RSVP system, as I didn’t want to have to keep track of our over 400 guests through paper. There’s too much room for error. What’s super nice is that Minted has wedding websites that match your invites, and can be used for details and RSVPing. It was a no brainer for me!
We did unfortunately have to add a sad note to the back of our invites. Due to the COVID-19 concerns, we wanted to warn guests that our wedding might not happen in the way we have been planning on. However, it was nice to be able to add that to the back of our invite instead of having to buy a completely separate card. To ensure that our guests would read the letter, I wrote on the bottom of our invite “Please see back of invite for more details.”
On a separate card, we added where our reception would take place, where we are registered, and another note about how our wedding is an adult only event. All extra cards you purchase through them are 100% customizable. To top it all off, we ordered custom stamps as well that matched our invites! Again, I’m a small details kinda girl.
My Favorite Part of the Invites
As if all of this wasn’t already great, the best part is that they address your invites for free! If you have a large guest list like we do, this is invaluable. All I did was upload the list that we had created through our Minted Wedding website, and chose the fonts I wanted. They had an address typeface that matched the invites, so I chose that one and chose the matching colors. It was nice not having to address all of the invites myself, or print them out and design them all. It made sending them out so easy and quick!
One major tip I have for any bride, regardless of what company you choose for invites, is to order multiples of everything! I ordered extra invites and blank envelopes in case I forgot someone, or something was misprinted. For example, I noticed that some of our people either had wrong addresses (totally my fault) or with the COVID-19 concerns, they were staying with parents or relatives during this time. It’s much easier to address a few invitations rather than having to address multiple, but it’s always nice to have a few extras on hand just in case!
My Experience with the Company
It is so important to also have a good experience with the company itself, and I cannot say enough good about Minted. I had a few questions throughout the process, and was able to speak directly with a customer service representative through an online chat every time. They were always so kind, quick, and pleasant to work with. If you have a large wedding like we do, invites are one of the biggest investments, and it was important to me to have good quality customer service.
Once you are done with your invites, someone from Minted double checks everything to make sure they are perfect. I accidentally misspelled some words, and they caught my errors and fixed them. During this point, they also fix any centering or placement on your invites. This is huge, because you can’t do this on your own in the editing phase. They make everything look more cohesive.
After they are done with that, they send it back to you to check their work as well. During this point, for some reason, it wasn’t letting me accept their work. On their end, it said I hadn’t accepted it to go to print. On my end, it said I had. It took them a few days to figure out the issue, and so they paid for the invites to be rush shipped. How awesome is that?! It definitely reaffirmed my choice in choosing my invites!
Sending the Invitations Out
Last but not least the final process. I received the stamps and invites a day apart. The stamps came first, invites came second. They were shipped out super quickly, and both came in super protected shipping materials. I was definitely happy about that, because everything came in perfectly.
Once they came in, my mom and I got right to stuffing envelopes and adding stamps. That was a process lol. I suggest having one person stuff, and one person add the stamps. It would have been even better with a third person, but we got it done super quickly. It took us maybe a total of an hour and a half. During this time, we also checked all addresses, names, etc. We made sure to make note of anyone who we needed to contact to give details to, or anyone who we wanted to rewrite their address out for whatever reason. After that hour and a half, I took them to the post office and sent them off!
All-in-all, Minted made wedding invitations SO easy. I loved the process from start to finish. Their designs are gorgeous, they have so many good add ons, and their customer service is definitely on point. Any future bride should consider them for their invites. They also send coupons for purchasing any other products like thank you cards or wedding signage. I couldn’t recommend them enough!