Remember the joy of receiving your school yearbook and rifling through the pages to reflect on your year of school? Minted’s save-the-date minibookTM is a modern adaptation that will shine the light on the wedding couple and visually share their story of love. This unique card format is perfect for sharing information about destination weddings and weddings with multiple events, since our design includes 6 pages. As your guests turn each page of the mailer, they will interact with engagement photos, a story of how the couple first met, details of the wedding venue, travel tips, and other pieces of custom information you wish to feature.
We have a wide range of unique save the date formats and ideas for any style, budget, or wedding. From save-the-date magnets to easy-to-mail postcards, you are bound to find a format that catches your eye. Our minibookTM format is our best option for including as much information, photos, and design elements as you wish to truly set the stage for the wedding events to come.
Sized at 7” x 5”, each of the pages in our save the date booklet are bound together with brass grommets for a touch of class. Each page in the booklet is cut at a different length as a design technique to create different tabs or chapters that can easily be turned to. Highlight the theme of each tab with your own personalized titles. As you manipulate our templates with your own images and text, it will feel like you are authoring your own storybook of love to send to all your friends and family. Don’t be surprised if your wedding guests save their booklet as a keepsake for years to come.
Once your save-the-date minibookTM is finalized, it will mail in a standard A7 envelope (5.25” x 7.25”), that comes free with your order. Your wedding order also includes free recipient address printing, which means Minted will professionally print your guest’s addresses on the front of each envelope in a design and font of your choosing. We will even recommend a styling that matches perfectly with the design elements printed in your booklet.
Sure you could send your mailer in a standard and classy white envelope, but if you are trying to wow your guests with truly unique save the dates, you may want to consider some of our new envelope color options. Choose from antique rose, grey mist, cloud blue, aubergine, spruce, black, navy, and charcoal.
Don’t know the home address for all your guests? We have the perfect solution for you! Gather all your guests’ addresses in style and ease using our free digital address collection cards. Then, when you place your order on Minted, you can have all the addresses ready and printed on all your envelopes. For a small fee, we can add return address printing to every envelope as well, so your guests know quickly who the mail is coming from. We can print your home address in the same matching design as the recipient addressing. Once you receive your order, all you have to do is add a stamp and drop it in the mailbox. If looking for that last touch of personalization, we recommend browsing through our custom postage stamps. Select a stamp that includes the wedding date, couples’ names, couples’ initials, or hints at the location where the wedding will take place. The standard cost of postage is 55 cents.
WHAT SAVE-THE-DATE MINIBOOKTM STYLE SPEAKS TO YOU?
A save-the-date booklet really is a creative approach to alerting your wedding guests of your upcoming wedding. We have a range of styles for you to choose from, including modern, classic & formal, simple & minimalist, botanical, rustic, vintage, and bold & typographic. Depending on what type of wedding you are planning, you can find a style that either matches or complements your wedding. Below is an explanation of all the styles we offer:
Modern: Designs with clean lines and artsy details. This style would pair nicely with a wedding at a loft or art gallery.
Classic & formall: Designs with classic typography for a wedding at a castle or ballroom.
Simple & minimalist: Take pleasure in simple details that are not lost amidst bright colors or complex imagery. This look is perfect for a wedding that is low key and modern. The style is also great for weddings with bold, bright decor since it creates a great contrast.
Botanical: Floral designs are found throughout this theme. Pair a botanical save the date with a spring wedding or wedding with pastel and rustic vibes.
Rustic: Play up Earth tones and imagery inspired by nature. A rustic theme is fitting for an outdoor, barn, or nature-inspired wedding.
Vintage: Cards printed in this style feature a node to the past and intertwine nostalgic imagery.
Bold & typographic: Typography is the center of the design here, with names and dates usually taking center stage.
Whatever style you’re looking for, you’ll find a save-the-date minibookTM card that perfectly fits your wedding.
WHAT TO INCLUDE
Each page of a save-the-date minibookTM can be used to share more details about your big day. Do you need some tips on what information to include in your mailer? This guide for save-the-date wording & etiquette can get you started in the right direction. For ideas specific to the booklet format, continue reading below.
Welcome note: Share a welcome note to your guests to invite them to your wedding. This will make your unique save the dates feel more special and personal, especially if it’s a destination wedding. Given the distance, including a heartfelt message is helpful in giving guests a good reason to attend your wedding.
Key details: Include the basic details like the date, location, wedding website, your wedding hashtag, and RSVP details. If you are planning a destination wedding, try and mail this information out as early as possible, so guests can make travel arrangements.
Location & travel information: Where is the wedding and what are the best ways to get there? Feel free to dedicate a page in your booklet to the wedding venue. Explain why you have chosen the location and feel free to share a photo of the venue to set the tone for the wedding.
Story of the couple: How did you meet? Tell the story of how you two met and grew together. Include the story about how the proposal happened and any other quirky details about your relationship. Guests will want to know this information!
Accommodation options: List out ideas for where to stay near the wedding venue. Include a range of options for different budgets and remember to include hotel discount codes if you’ve booked any group rates. Highlighting this information early on will make it easier for guests to book accommodations before they sell out.
Travel tips: Provide fun travel tips to give guests more of a reason to want to make a trip out of your wedding weekend. Include any necessary visa information (if the destination is international), and a reminder that guests will need a passport (if relevant). For example, if the wedding is in Hawaii, give ideas for the best places to go snorkeling, attend luaus, as well as the best places to eat and drink.
Pictures: This is a must! You have six pages to work with, so use your imagination on what pictures you want to feature. Include photos from various stages in your relationship and from the wedding venue, to get guests excited for what’s to come.
CUSTOMIZE OUR DESIGNS AND MAKE THEM YOUR OWN
Choose your save the date design and make it your own with all of our customization options. All text, photos, and colors can be adjusted to make the final look as unique as you want it to be. When editing colors, know that you can provide your dedicated Minted design associate with a Pantone color, a hex value, or a sample color in order to match your save the date exactly to your wedding colors. If you have your own monogram, your dedicated design associate can incorporate that into your design as well. Want to adjust anything else? Just leave us a message with your design and we will work with you to get it right.
LUXE PAPER, PRINTING & DESIGNS
All of our paper is sourced from Mohawk papers. Mohawk is a family-owned business that has been dedicated to the art of papermaking for nearly a century, and mills all their high-quality paper in the US. Our save-the-date booklet can be printed on one of two paper types. You can choose our standard paper, which has a soft cotton texture, in a slightly lighter weight to allow for a clean score and fold. The second option is pearlescent paper, which adds a subtle shimmer finish to cards and a soft glow to your photos. Either of these luxe paper options will give your cards an elegant result.
All of our unique designs are freshly sourced from our community of independent artists. Our attention to detail during the printing process guarantees that each design is presented to its fullest potential. If you want to see and feel the quality of our cards before placing an order, you can order free samples of any designs that you are interested in. You can read more about all of our wedding sample options, which includes individual samples of specific designs, or a pre-fixe wedding sample kit featuring a variety of designs. If you use the 10FREE promo code, you’ll receive $10 worth of samples credit toward individual save the date samples.
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