I spent a lot of time with Minted
building out our wedding invitations and felt that I could handle our paper
suite as a DIY project. I wanted them to compliment the invitation suite, but
not be too matchy-matchy.
Step 1. I played around with some water color paints I had at the
house – and painted a simple line (in a similar color to our invitations).
Step 2. Used a color photo scanner to scan the painting onto my
computer. I opened the PDF, copied the image and pasted into Word (Microsoft
Word that is). From here on out will only be poor man’s editing – so bear with
We made the decision to use Minted for our Wedding Invite Suite after looking into all the options (Local Designer, Paper Source, Designing them from scratch and Minted). I’ve used Minted before – for Christmas Cards, Baby Showers and Save the Dates – so I knew that I loved their quality.
When searching for wedding invites, I think it is very important to pick the correct wording. I broke this down into two camps: Traditional and Modern. The Knot has a ton of articles that will break down all the different situations you could encounter when designing your wedding suite.
Mr and Mrs Bride’s Parents Name Requests the Honor of your Presence At the Wedding of their Daughter Bride’s Name (First and Middle) to Groom’s Name (First, Middle & Last)
Wedding Date – Spelled Out (Saturday, the 21st of July) Year – Spelled Out (Two Thousand Nineteen) Time – Spelled Out (Half Past Three O’Clock in the Afternoon)
Ceremony Location City and State of Ceremony Location
Examples: Minted is my favorite vendor for paper goods, so obviously all of my examples are from there 🙂
I may be a psycho, but there are a few things I’ve known I wanted to incorporate into our wedding since day one. For plated meals, your venue/caterer will need to know which individual requested which meal type. Some people choose
To keep with our wedding suite (or maybe our wedding suite was built off this idea), I painted watercolor stripes on each escort card. The watercolor stripes tied into our fully Paper Suite (keep your eye out for details for our suite)Paper Source has great blank escort card options.
Planning a wedding can be a daunting task. I’ve broken it down into easily digestible buckets.
What do y’all want: Step 1 is sitting down with your partner to talk through what you both want for the day. Once the two of you are on the same page (Summer/Winter, Small/Large, Casual/Formal, Local/Destination, little details that really matter to each of you), it’s a great idea to paint the picture for your parents early on in the process.
Budget: Once you’ve established how much you, your partner and/or parents are willing to spend on this party – create your budget. The Knot App has a great Budget tool, enter in your overall number and it will breakdown what you should spend withing each category (i.e. Food and Beverage, Band/DJ, Photographer, Transportation, etc).