Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Perfect Invite

It's party central over here. I'm in the midst of putting together our 1st Annual Swine and Dine summer kickoff party which is happening just two short weeks from now. 

Next month is my best friend's bridal shower. This is huge, huge in a very exciting, very nerve-wracking kind of way. You see when it comes to parties, I'm a total perfectionist and I am all about the little details. I'm so thrilled to begin planning out this bash though and I know it's going to be beautiful. 

The theme for her shower is "Garden Party." I have a little inspiration board that I put together and will help guide me while planning out all of her decor but let's be honest the first step is picking out the invitations. There are so many amazing options out there that it can be a bit overwhelming. I spent a ridiculous amount of time on etsy and a few other stationary sites searching for the perfect invite and I found a few possibilities. 
Literally, the next day a game changing email landed in my inbox- I was contacted by Minted. I've heard of Minted before but for whatever reason I didn't think to check out their selections. I browsed through their bridal shower invitations and immediately found a handful that I absolutely loved. I'm one of those people who believes in the cliche saying, "everything happens for a reason" and as silly as this may sound, it's surreal how this all fell into place.

I feel like the invite that you choose to send out will set the tone for your party so it's a huge decision. The design should inspire your decor selections. The paper quality, the print quality, the envelope and/or liner, that all makes in impact on the recipient. I know it's just paper, but to me, that piece of paper influences how people are going to feel about your event and influence such things as how dressy or casual your event is. Anyway, enough rambling- you get my point, right? Let's get on to my top 4 picks for a Garden Party Bridal Shower.

Beautiful Bouquet 
Elegance Illustrated 
White on Kraft
Spring Shower

In addition to offering beautiful designs, Minted allows you to make some customizations as well. For example, there are up to 8 different silhouette shapes to choose from- anything from scalloped edges, to rounded edges, to a tag shaped design. Many of the designs are available in different color schemes too, so if you like a design but it doesn't include your colors you can customize it. You can choose a coordinating envelope liner, select your paper, and brace yourselves- they offer free recipient addressing! Not only do they address them for free but you also get to select the design/format of your addresses. Very clever, Minted. I'm impressed.

It's going to be a tough decision but I think I am leaning toward "Spring Shower."

Which design is your favorite?

*This post is sponsored by Minted. All opinions expressed here are my own and I promise to always be honest with my reviews regardless of whether they are free or purchased on my own.

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