There are an unbelievable amount of decisions when it comes to invitations; what style, what kind of paper, wording, fonts, graphic design... the list goes on! Although I've proved to be a one and done kind of planner when it comes to the wedding, with the invitations I had made a promise to myself that I would shop around and really find something I was pleased with (not that I wasn't pleased with the other choices, but you catch my drift.)
Let's begin with our invitation style. Mr. Coach and I are keeping it classy when it comes to the wedding decoration and atmosphere, so it's only natural that our invitations would reflect that. I want something somewhat traditional..
|Image via Wedding Paper Divas|
Something a little more like this:
|Grand Lace via Minted|
|White Lace via Minted / Why yes, I do love lace! How could you tell!? ;)|
When I browse invitation websites, my eyes are drawn to script and calligraphy type fonts. I think that type of writing fits our style really well, so I'm leaning toward a design that emphasizes it. When it comes to the overall look, I really want our names to be bold and draw the attention, with the information secondary. Yes, I'm a bride who wants some attention! ;) While the pictures above both included beautiful designs, they still weren't quite what I was looking for.
A while back, we ordered our Save the Dates from Minted. We chose a fun design, Minted's Bold Stripe Save the Date, with plans for something more romantic for the invitations.
Overall, our order with Minted was a great experience. The paper quality, as well as the printing, was fabulous, they were printed exactly as I had designed in the proof, and they were delivered to my apartment so quickly - literally, days sooner than the expected delivery. For these reasons, I headed over to Minted, with hopes of finding a design I liked so that we could relive the experience with the invitations. With the previous criteria in mind, I began my search of Minted's website, and designs like these caught my eye:
|Heartthrob via Minted|
|Float + Spring Shades via Minted.com|
It was clear to me very quickly that I was not going to have any trouble finding the right design for us on Minted. They also offer a great custom color option, making it easy to match any design you like with your wedding color scheme. I'm obviously a big fan ;)
Was it hard for you to find or design an invitation that matched your wedding style? Anyone care to share your inspiration alongside the final product?