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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Review: Minted Invitations

I came to terms with the fact that I wouldn't be able to DIY my wedding invitations a little late in the game. I was set on a watercolor-theme, but the thing about that is...I suck at watercolor painting. Every attempt was sloppy and I was growing more frustrated as I approached the "send by" deadline I had set. I was panicking because I didn't have time to order custom invitations from an independent artist, and I wasn't impressed with invitations I saw from other sites.

Since I spent an unhealthy amount of time scouring wedding planning websites, I came across advertisements for Minted quite a bit and in a moment of desperation, finally decided to check it out. I was skeptical, so I ordered their free samples to get a feel for the look and quality. I was pretty impressed with their basic paper, so I decided to go for it. I searched "watercolor" and found these beautiful Horizon invitations within minutes.

I ordered 25 invitations, 25 save the dates, and 25 RSVP cards that I further customized and turned into information cards (but whoops, I forgot to mention on those cards to RSVP via my wedding website! Oh well, people figured it out). Minted also offers free envelope addressing, which was a sigh of relief to me and my atrocious handwriting. Those items, plus the basic shipping for $7.95 came out to $222. I got $44.40 off using a coupon and another $10 off by selecting their "express service," so I paid only $175.55. It was definitely a little more than I wanted to spend on invitations, considering I probably only needed 10 invitations, but 25 is the smallest quantity they offer.

The invitations arrived significantly earlier than estimated and were so well-packaged. It was obvious that lots of care went into packing that box. The invitations were wrapped in ribbon and protected by bubble wrap on all sides. The invitations themselves were beautiful, of course, as were the pre-addressed envelopes. All I had to do was stuff, stamp, and send.

I was so pleasantly surprised with Minted and I would definitely recommend using them for wedding invitations. The process was quick and easy and our invitations were lovely. Plus, they also offer other items like place cards, menus, table numbers, and more. If you're having a smaller wedding, like I did, maybe look at other options. I spent more money than I needed to and now I have a bunch of invitations that I have no purpose for. I'm trying to think of ideas besides fire kindling! But I can tell you that our Christmas cards will definitely be from Minted this year!
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