Minted save the date options

19 October 2011

Happy Wednesday! Recently, we’ve started to think seriously about save the dates. One thing we’ve been debating is the best time to send them out. I don’t want them to get lost in the Christmas letter shuffle, but November seems too early — that would be ten months out — and January seems too late — eight months out. Thoughts? When is too early (or late) to send save the dates, in your opinion?

One thing I have decided is where our save the dates will come from: Minted! As you all know, I love Minted. (I’ve previously posted about them here, here, and here!) I love that their products all come from independent designers, I love the quality and price combination, and I love that they are very open to customization.

Some of you might be surprised that I’m not making our save the dates myself (especially considering I designed a set for my sister), but I’ve decided to take the easy route this time and save my energy and creative ideas for the invite suite :) Plus, I honestly do love Minted, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to use some of their pieces!

Now, which design to send? There are a few we’re considering, and I’d love your input.

A. “Fireflies” save the date ($209 for 100)
This is such a sweet design, but I think it might not be formal enough for the celebration we’re planning.

B. “Charming Go Lightly” save the dates ($190 for 100)
Simple, classic, and beautiful. Plus, I love that this one is designed by Cheree Berry, one of my very favorite stationers!

C. “Midnight Vineyard” save the dates ($190 for 100)
Simple and striking. I think this design fits well with the style of our wedding.

D. “Fling” save the dates ($163 for 100)
Lighthearted and lovely. This one reads a little more “spring” than “late summer” to me, though.

E. “Winter Flourish” save the dates ($190 for 100)
Love the swooshy font! That blue is a gorgeous shade, too.

What do you think, ladies? Share your pick below, por favor!

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Shannon Darrough
October 19, 2011 1:42 pm

I love the the black with the lights … very Gatsby!

October 19, 2011 2:09 pm

Love Midnight Vineyard! Unique design with classic script… I like! Winter Flourish is a close second.

October 19, 2011 3:19 pm

The Midnight Vineyard and Winter Flourish are both amazing!

October 19, 2011 3:19 pm

I like Midnight Vineyard or Winter Flourish the best. They're bold enough to catch your eye but not so specific, either in theme or design, to give your day away quite yet. I always think that the STD should just fan the flames a bit, while the invitation should be the full on fire :)

October 19, 2011 3:40 pm

Winter Flourish is my fave, followed by Charming Go Lightly. :)

October 19, 2011 3:55 pm

Winter Flourish is just gorgeous! I also love the Midnight Vineyard, but you can't beat the swoosh and pretty blue!

October 19, 2011 4:00 pm

Midnight Vineyard followed closely by Winter Flourish.

They were all very lovely choices!

October 19, 2011 4:24 pm

Winter Flourish! Love that font – we used it in our save the dates too!

October 19, 2011 4:34 pm

Ah! Fireflies is one of my personal faves! I swoon over a good mason jar, but I really love Midnight Vineyard. So simple & sweet!
October 19, 2011 4:45 pm

I think I have to hop on the bandwagon – Midnight Vineyard is gorgeous!

October 19, 2011 5:10 pm

Midnight Vineyard followed closely by Charming Go Lightly

October 19, 2011 5:16 pm

Charming Go Lightly and Midnight Vineyard are both gorgeous! I love classic, but Midnight Vineyard is so beautiful I might choose that if it matches your style of wedding!

Isle of View
October 19, 2011 6:11 pm

Midnight vineyard!

October 19, 2011 8:39 pm

I too am jumping on the bandwagon! Love, love, love the Midnight Vineyard – can see some of those lights at the reception! Also, 2nd choice is the Winter Flourish.

October 19, 2011 10:04 pm

I like the Winter Flourish and Midnight Vineyard! I think we sent out our Save the Dates about 6 months in advance, so you should be fine waiting until after Christmas.

October 19, 2011 11:05 pm

They're all great choices!! I like Midnight Vineyard (just so different than anything I've seen) and Fling! Maybe you could think about sending the Save the Dates the week in-between Christmas and New Years when people are starting to write in/ put up their new calendars. :-)

October 19, 2011 11:48 pm

I think Fireflies is a gorgeous save the date for a garden wedding! I think (unless the wedding is formal) the save the date can be a bit more fun and the invitations can be more formal. But Midnight Vineyard definitely gets my second vote : )

October 20, 2011 12:12 am

Midnight Vineyard and Fireflies are my favorites! Midnight Vineyard would be better than Fireflies if your wedding is formal.

October 20, 2011 1:24 am

Midnight Vineyard for sure. And I think you'll be fine after New Year's, that's still plenty of time to buy a plane ticket (speaking as somebody who buys a lot of plane tickets and will, in this case, have to buy a plane ticket)

October 20, 2011 9:34 pm

I like Midnight Vineyard, but I admit I hate the colors (the green in particular) and it's throwing me off. Choose different colors and I think it will be perfect :)

Carly Totten
October 23, 2011 5:39 pm

Hi Emily! I read your post on Southern Weddings, so with that in mind…I love Midnight Vineyard because it hints that you are going to hold your reception in a tent. That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the lights. I also love Winter Flourish in that color because the font is lovely and makes me think of the ocean. Good luck!

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