First they sent us fewer save the dates than we ordered. Then they sent the additional ones to the wrong address. Then we finally received the remainder of our order and the cards had flaws in them. They were reasonably friendly and offered discounts along the way to rectify the situation, but it really wasn't worth the headaches at all.
I was having a hard time getting used to the fact that almost all wedding invitations are ordered online, because I'm so afraid of making spelling mistakes and what have you. My husband finally calmed me down and played a huge part in helping to choose out the invitations. In his online search, he wanted cards that were made of recycled materials. Minted has a great selection of eco-friendly cards, and we found ones that I also thought were pretty. We ended up choosing cards from minted, which came in sets that allowed us to order RSVP cards, and seating cards, and programs. We were able to get samples just to make sure our spelling was correct, and then we ordered everything at once. The cards looked beautiful, and with my husbands help it took less than two hours to have this part of the wedding planning complete.
I ordered my save-the-dates through minted.com and I am so happy with them. They have more modern designs and a lot of save-the-dates with photos on them that are unique and non-cheesey. They let you preview everything on their website and you can play around with what fonts and colors you want, and then they will send you a proof before printing. My save-the-dates arrived quickly and wrapped in a pretty green ribbon. Highly recommended!
The reason why I knew about minted was because they had an open contest last year for artists, and I just loved all the designs that I saw. They have such huge network of artists from all over the country, and I find most of the styles to be really stunning and beautiful. I went with ordering cards and having all the work done because Mike and I were too busy to worry about this part of the wedding, we wanted the cards to look and read professionally to make sure that our guests wanted to go, and also because this was the invitation to our party. It’s the first thing people see when they realize we’re getting married, and I want it to be beautiful. So yes, they were expensive, beautiful, and professionally done. The staff made the process very simple for us, and I look forward to seeing what other invitation styles they come up with in the future.
Krystal took care of this section of the planning process. While it was my job to get everyone’s mailing address, she went about and looked for invitation suppliers. There were lots of places in and around Milwaukee that could make the invitations for us, and places that sold the supplies and kits for us to make it ourselves, but Krystal really liked a template that she found online. It was a site that let us make our own wedding webpage, and then we could have the invitations made that matched. It was expensive. It was twice as much as we had planned to spend on invitations, but they were really nice. For 100 invitations, which was the minimum, we paid around $275.00 and this included the envelopes with the return mailing address on the back. It sounds expensive, but the invitations looked great. Really bright colors, we got to chose the wording, and they sent us a sample to make sure we had what we wanted written. They were really professional about when they sent the cards, which was perfect for us.
I had so many things go right with my wedding, I guess something had to wrong and this was it. I really didn't want to spend a lot on the invitations so I went with the online ordering. The proofs were wrong 3 times and I had to finally call the service and get them to fax me a correction. It really wasn't plesant, but the final product was nice. For an online service it was a hassle. I think in retrospect going to a local shop would have been better.
We found out about Minted as a source of wedding card invitations from the webpage, mywedding.com. The invitations we chose were beautiful, on excellent quality paper, and we appreciated how efficient they were with time. We also had the option of having eco-friendly cards, which was very important to both of us. The site allowed us to be very specific with how we wanted the cards to be, without speaking first with a representative, which was very impressive and worked very well. Because the majority of our guests were from the Twin Cities area, we didn't need to send in maps, but it's always good to know what options you can get.
We ordered our cards online from Minted. We loved their webpage, and we were also extremely busy (we were both starting new jobs) and so there weren’t many extra hours to make our own or have someone in the city make them. The webpage was good because you could choose from within your price range, color, template, and you get proof for free! The cards were nice (stunning according to the bride), maybe more than I would have liked to spend, but it was such a no stress process! There was no way I was going to spend a free afternoon printing up my own invitations.
I think that we sort of botched this part up a bit. We had different ideas of what the other person wanted in regards to the invitations. Steven thought it would be find to just send our emails, I knew that our older relatives would want paper invitations, and then in the end his mother wanted paper invitations for everyone. I wanted to have a paper-free wedding because I felt that no one really cares that much about invitations, and as long as people know they are invited, they will be there. When we first thought we were going to have a paper-free wedding, we bought a website through ewedding.com. We chose this site over other sites because even though we had to pay (less than $5 a month); we got the number of pictures and information that we wanted. We found we couldn't have certain things with the free wedding WebPages. Then I went to Michael's Arts and Crafts store and picked up some Wedding Invitation kits (a box of thirty for the older relatives that would like a card). Then Steven's mother said that everyone needed invitations, and I looked around online. We really liked the cards we saw on minted.com, and we liked that they would mail us a sample before we would purchase the whole thing. It was great! Quick, easy service and it was excellent quality. The cards looked great, we had RSVP cards, and we even had programs made at a later date. They have some really beautiful and trendy cards, and I'm happy that seeing we had to get cards, that we got these cards.
We purchased our wedding invitations from Minted.com. We had them personalized with our engagement photo- a great way to do something different than the norm. Our invitations were adorned with Old English Calligraphy. We had 200 invitations made at $665, and we were very happy with the product.
Minted is an online destination for premium, luxurious and unique invitations, announcements, and stationery for all of life's special events. We print on thick, highest-quality paper
(including 100% recycled paper) and in innovative formats. In addition to wedding invitations, Minted offers holiday cards, save the date cards, bridal shower invitations, baby shower invitations, birth announcements, birthday party invitations, baptism and
christening announcements, party invitations, graduation announcements, holiday photo cards, thank you cards, menu cards and personal stationery. Minted's designs have been featured in Town & Country, InStyle Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings,
Real Simple, and other major national magazines.