Planning your dream wedding is fun, exciting, overwhelming (in a good way) and time consuming. Just when you think you’ve made all the decisions and checked all the boxes, when it comes to your wedding plans there always seems to be more to do. But after you’ve selected a venue, your dress and your bridal party, there’s still one rather important task left — picking your wedding invitation design! And, it’s a bit more time consuming than just clicking around for a few minutes, or going with the first option you see. After all, your save the dates and invites are the first thing your guest list will receive. So, you’ll want to set the tone and pick the right design.
Wedding Invitation Design Inspiration
Here’s how you can use your wedding’s unique details to find the best wedding stationery, with help from our favorite place to buy invitations online, Minted!
Is your venue the perfect outdoor location, with twinkling garden lights and relaxed, romantic décor? Or are you saying your vows at a chic hotel ballroom that screams black tie elegance? Let the unique features and location of your ceremony and reception venue help you pick the perfect wedding invitation design.
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WGM Says: Want to create a custom illustration for your invite (like a drawing of your venue or a custom map)? Minted offers custom design services, too!
For modern venues with bold décor and colors, the Stripes collection will add impact to your wedding style and can even be customized with custom colors that perfectly suite your palette. Or, for weddings fit for a princess, the regal Little Wreath collection with foil accents and a hand drawn wreath for a monogram is formal, elegant, and perfectly luxe.
Can’t decide? The whimsical simplicity of Tilted Script features a simple yet elegant typography design with wispy script fonts that work for nearly every wedding theme and location!
Have you said yes to the dress? If so, is it lace? Embellished? Sparkly? Sleek?
Your wedding dress can say a lot about you, and your personal style. So, use the design elements of your gown and transfer them over to your wedding invite! If your gown has floral or lace accents, the letterpress Handmade Ornate Frame will be a perfect, romantic fit for your big day. For added glamour, reflect (no pun intended) your gown’s embellishments by opting for one of Minted’s Gloss Press styles — a luxurious, almost iridescent way of printing that has subtle hints of gloss.
WGM Says: While letterpress will always be a splurge, Minted is actually one of the more affordable options for it. We’ve found their letterpress invites to be several hundred dollars less than other online options.
Florals are an integral part of wedding décor and mood. If you’ve fallen head over heels for your floral selections, you can use their colors and shapes to help guide your wedding invitation design, too! Minted has an array of floral wedding invitations that are romantic, colorful and elegant. Some of our favorites include the poetique collection, which features moody florals and greenery that are gorgeous for a fall wedding. The Love Garden collection is a similar color palette but with a gorgeous floral arrangement front and center that gives off beautiful boho and earthy vibes.
Where are you getting married? Use your destination or climate to inspire your wedding designs. Is your wedding day a city affair? Then a skyline-themed invitation suite like the Big City – New York City collection is a classic option that will get your guests excited for your big day while paying homage to the classic city views.
If you’re having a destination wedding somewhere along the beach, the Palm wedding invitation suite is beautiful and simple with the perfect pop of color that coordinates with your location, while the foiled Lustrous collection is a shimmery, gorgeous design reminiscent of ocean waves. Your guests will actually be excited to mail back their RSVP cards!
Ways to Weave Your Wedding Invitation Design Throughout
While you can choose to have the same design for both your Save the Dates and wedding invitation cards (which Minted makes easy to do), there are other ways you can incorporate your wedding invitation design into your big day:
Your wedding website
Chances are you’ll be picking your wedding website design around the same time you decide on Save the Dates (since you’ll want to include the url on them) so why not pick a matching design you love for all your wedding invites? Minted has a matching design for every invite. You can also work with a Minted designer to create original artwork for your website and custom wedding invites, starting at $170.
Wedding day essentials
While big-ticket items like your catering and music are obviously important, it’s the little design details that your guests will remember the most. Once you decide on a unique wedding invitation design, consider using it as inspiration for these paper goods as well. Minted has matching options for each, which means you can get everything you need in one stop/
Try Before You Buy!
The best part? You can explore all your options with Minted’s sample kit before you purchase. Minted makes choosing wedding invitations easy (and fun!) with a $10 sample credit to use on any stationary. Just use the code 10FREE. That way, you can see and touch your invitation suite up close and in person before buying — taking in every little detail to make sure it is exactly what you love.
This post is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Minted!