April 15, 2015

Sometimes, It's Worth Paying for the Little Things

We are finally sending our wedding invitations out today. It is amazing how long it takes to make a decision on the smallest things when it comes to a wedding. We went back and forth so many times on choosing our invitations. We had a plethora of samples sent to us, debated traditional versus nontraditional, contemplated making our own, and learned all about the stationary and printing industry. In the end we went with Minted for one simple reason: They print your address on the front for free.

Yes. That was the ultimate deciding factor when it came to our invitations. I mean, sure the design is beautiful and I love them (more to come on that later), but after hand addressing our Save the Dates, which also came from Minted, I was so over the entire process. The frustration of getting to the last digit in a zipcode only to make a mistake and start over did me in. Not only was it annoying, but Save the Dates and invitations are NOT cheap. Every time a Save the Date had to be thrown out due to a handwritten typo, a little piece of my soul went with it. Not to mention that after 60 something invitations, my hand felt (and looked) like a mangled mess. In the end, Tony got drafted in to finish the Save the Dates because I lost both patience and motor control.

Our Save the Dates
So yes, after months of debating designs, paper thickness, foil versus embossing versus letterpress, we went with Minted because they would print the address for us. Now, this is not traditional. Tradition dictates that we should have had each envelope hand addressed in black ink by a professional calligrapher. However, it's the 21st Century and we're also two kind of poor academics.

Minted prices were comparable to other websites and even to private stationary and letterpress companies, but I'll be honest, even if we would have had to pay more, it would have definitely been worth it. If it saves you some sanity and only costs a few extra pennies, go for it!


  1. It's crazy to think how expensive weddings can be, even the smallest things can add up. These came out great, sophisticated but still eye catching.

    1. So true (and we really went with pretty modest/average selections)! But I have to say, overall, it hasn't been nearly as stressful as everyone said it would be...just very time consuming because there are so many options!

  2. I love how your wedding invites came out! The small things really can add up but they make such a difference in the end.


    1. Thanks! Not only that, but if it saves you some sanity in the end, it is totally worth it!

  3. Your invitations are lovely, congratulations!


  4. I think your invites look fabulous! Really beautiful and modern.

    Bree || http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

  5. Awww, very pretty :)


  6. These are so elegant yet simple! Love the style!

    Alex | Mrs. Mason Dixon

  7. These look great! I love Minted!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls


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