Notched Paper Garland

By Victoria of A Subtle Revelry

Creating that artistic DIY look at your wedding doesn’t need to involve serious crafting skills, an artillery of tools, or 2 months of work. Finding simple projects that bring a huge bang for their time and cost is one of the best things about the DIY wedding movement. This simple notched circle garland is the epitome of ease and with a few well chosen colors will make a pretty statement on your special day.

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Wedding Trends: The Klein’s Woodsy Wedding

By Celisse, Customer Care at Minted


Full of love and whimsy, photographs from The Klein’s Woodsy Wedding nearly had me tearing up. From a seemingly simple, yet charming afternoon wedding ceremony surrounded by family, friends and the pines to an elegant tented dining event – this bride and groom really made their dreams come to life. This really couldn’t have been A More Perfect Union!

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Shabby Chic Mr And Mrs Signs

By Rachael of Penelope and Pip
Shabby Chic Mr And Mrs Chair Signs

If you’re having an outdoor wedding this season, these shabby chic Mr and Mrs chair signs would be a beautiful addition. They are easy to make and you could swap out the lace, burlap and fabric for ribbons or glitter streamers depending on your theme.

Here’s how to make them…


Typographic Place Settings

By Rachael Smith of Penelope and Pip

Typographic Place Settings

Typographic Place Settings

If you’d like a change from the usual place settings for your wedding or summer party, making your guests a sweet wooden name could be just what you need.

You can leave them natural if you are after a rustic look, or paint them the color of your theming so they fit beautifully into your decor.


Statement Necklaces Under $100 for your Wedding Day

By Lauren of A Fabulous Fete
wedding jewelry

There are so many different directions you can take these days when choosing the jewels for your wedding. And of course, your dress is a huge factor when making that decision. I do love a bride that takes a chance and goes with a modern statement necklace though. Here are a just a few styles that will work with a large selection of dress necklines.


5 minute backyard flower arrangement

By Kelli Hall, a Minted Community Designer
backyard flower clippings I don’t have much of a green thumb and am guilty of letting our tiny backyard grow wild—But I love using our overgrown bushes, flowering plants and clipped herbs for a bright spot of color at my desk. Here’s how I create a simple arrangement in under five minutes.

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Simple Painted Candles

By Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry

Nothing says wedding quite like a row of glowing candles, but it can sometimes be hard to find affordable candles that coordinate with wedding decor. Instead buy white tapers in bulk and spend an afternoon painting them yourself. The result is a very artistic display in the perfect color combo for your special day.


Wedding Trends: Wild Winter

By Celisse, Customer Care at Minted

Planning a sunny Summer Wedding in San Francisco can prove to be a challenge with our beloved fog but why wait until next year to celebrate?  A Winter Wedding is full of mystery and intrigue. Why not let beautiful snow capped peaks, foggy gardens and wild patterns bring warmth and inspiration to your big day.

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5 Calligraphy styles for your envelopes

By Kelli Hall, a Minted Community Designer

main text script Script by Flourish and Whim

If an invitation is the first thing a guest will see, then an outer envelope, beautifully penned, is the very first signifier of what’s to come. There’s nothing more exciting than a glimpse of an artfully inked envelope shuffled between the bills. Calligraphy need not be stuffy, and a style can be found to match each event’s vibe. I’ve compiled calligraphy styles from amazing artists, along with info about what inspires their work (Each calligrapher is available for hire too). I’ve avoided all formal classifications and organized them by how the script works with an event. Check out all five styles…And if you’re up for trying your own hand at it, check out Joelle’s post from last week.


DIY Gold Leafing Wedding Invitations and Envelopes

By Karly of Oscar and Emma, a Minted Designer

Including touches of gold accents to your wedding invitations and envelopes is the perfect way to add a little extra elegance without a lot of cost.  On a recent trip to the craft store, I came across a gold leafing pen and I knew I had the perfect project in mind.  Here are some ways you can do it yourself…