Engagmenent Photo Series Pt. 3: Who to use for Save the Dates

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Photography by Heidi Lockhart Somes

Minted Save the Date Cards (c/o) | Womens Tall Hunter Rain Boots | Maroon Tunic Riffraff Gingham Scarf (c/o, s/o similar here) | Frilly Socks | Bellacures Manicure | Kate Spade Earrings

Sorry for the picture overload, y'all! I just couldn't choose which ones to post and which not to, and this isn't even all of them for this look! I may not have known what pictures to choose, but when it came to choosing the company to make my Save The Date cards, I didn't have any problem!

I am using Minted for my Save The Dates (wish I could use an acronym for that, but then it just gets weird) and wedding invitations. There are so many options out there, so why?

1) Ease. This is the main selling point for me. Not only can you directly upload your photos to see which one you like better, but there are so many customizing points, without having to go through a custom time line. My favorite part is that they offer free addressing! You just place all of your guests in a spreadsheet, upload, and they address them for you. We were a little late on getting the ball rolling with these, so we won't even miss a beat, thanks to Minted's addressing. They offer return address printing, too!

2) Aesthetic Value. Minted offers a plethora of designs, that not only fit your style, but your budget, too! Whether you have the budget of a small house or that of a dog house, they have you covered. One of our colors is gold, so it only made sense to go with gold foil for our save the dates and invitations. Minted produces a quality product, so you know you are getting your moneys-worth, which is also an important aspect for me. Weddings are so expensive, so you want to make sure that you budget correctly.

3) Large Company. I'm all for finding tiny vendors on etsy, but when it comes to making a problem right, I don't really trust them. You're working with a one man shop, not a large company, so re-doing things, even if it is wrong, can be very costly. Nothing has gone wrong for me, but I have worked closely with Minted's customer service and they are great. I trust them with my order!

Without further adieu, here's our save the date card! 

Thank you so much for reading along during this series. If you missed the other parts, here's part 1: how to prepare and part 2: what to wear. I know wedding talk isn't that much fun for some, but it has me so excited! Looking back through these, I can't wait to marry Nick, even more so than I couldn't wait before! Come August, look for a post on our wedding invitations! Only 191 more days until we are hitched!

 

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