This is The Money-Saving Invitation Format I Wanted Desperately When I Got Married

Sadly, it didn't exist yet #AheadOfMyTime

by Maddie Eisenhart, Chief Revenue Officer

APW + Minted LogoGif of hands opening all-in-one invite

The wedding industry loves to invent a problem that doesn’t exist. How are you ever going to coordinate the skywriter for your aerial ceremony without the professional wedding skywriter app?! (Spoiler alert: a skywriter is a nice-to-have, not a need-to-have.) But every once in a while, they solve a problem that actually exists, in a way that makes my skeptical little heart go 🎉.  And that’s the exact case with Minted’s new all-in-one wedding invitation.

pink floral all-in-one invite with engagement ring in box

One of the more frustrating aspects of buying paper goods is that I always trick myself into thinking I can afford things like swanky invitations, until I realize that all I can afford is invitations (and not, you know, other essentials like RSVP cards, envelopes, and postage). Case in point: my younger sister got married two weeks ago. And like many of us, she did it on a modest budget. So while she was psyched to be able to purchase Minted wedding invitations (thanks to a certain benevolent sister who shall remain unnamed), she also invited more people to her wedding than I had in my graduating class, which meant she had to make a choice: get the beautiful foil invitation she really wanted, but sacrifice on enclosures; or settle for an invite that she didn’t like as much, and get the full suite. (Her answer was to buy the awesome invites and print RSVP cards at home.) And while that is obviously a totally valid option, Minted just came out with a new all-in-one invitation solution that eliminates the problem altogether (and bonus: it’s both eco and budget friendly). If only I could go back in time and give it to my baby sister. #SorryCasey.

Green and white botanical all-in-one invite next to engagement ring

The new format is so smart, I’m sort of gobsmacked it only just exists now. In short, it’s a foldable invitation, with a detachable RSVP card and addressing on the back, so not only do you not need to buy separate enclosures, you don’t even need an envelope. I know. Minted’s new invites start at just $1.75 each for 100, so I’m sold.

all-in-one invite: Gilt Agate by Kaydi Bishop for MintedGilt Agate by Kaydi Bishop for Minted

Desenfadado by Aspacia Kusulas for MintedDesenfadado by Aspacia Kusulas for Minted

Palm by Kaydi Bishop for MintedPalm by Kaydi Bishop for Minted

Succulent Surround by Susan Moyal for MintedSucculent Surround by Susan Moyal for Minted

Modern Beach by Paper Plains for MintedModern Beach by Paper Plains for Minted

Feather Flurry by AK Graphics for MintedFeather Flurry by AK Graphics for Minted

Minimal Mod by Carly Reed Walker for MintedMinimal Mod by Carly Reed Walker for Minted

Boho Ikat by Penelope Poppy for MintedBoho Ikat by Penelope Poppy for Minted

Mountain Retreat by Design Lotus for MintedMountain Retreat by Design Lotus for Minted

Canyon by Kelly Nasuta for MintedCanyon by Kelly Nasuta for Minted

Mulberry by Lindsay Megahed for MintedMulberry by Lindsay Megahed for Minted

Cacti by Cass Loh for Minted Cacti by Cass Loh for Minted

Bold as Love by Design x Five for MintedBold as Love by Design x Five for Minted

Lovely Geo by Ana Sharpe for MintedLovely Geo by Ana Sharpe for Minted

The Minimalist by Kelly Schmidt for MintedThe Minimalist by Kelly Schmidt for Minted

Although Minted’s new wedding invites came in just a hair too late for my sister’s wedding (alas), it’s not too late for you! And despite the fact that they just launched, the all-in-one invitations come in over two hundred exclusive designs to choose from. (And if you’re not familiar with Minted’s design selection, basically everything they do is 💯.) So enjoy saving that paper (both the money and environmental varieties), without having to sacrifice beautiful design. It’s almost as good as a dedicated wedding day skywriter.

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This post was sponsored by Minted. Minted sources designs from independent artists all across the globe, meaning you get affordable art in your life and artists can make a living doing what they love. Minted is easily one of our favorite destinations for wedding invites (the designs are just so good, y’all). Click here to find everything from save the dates to invitations, decor, and more. (And then put some shine on it.)

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Maddie Eisenhart

Maddie is APW’s Chief Revenue Officer. She’s been writing stories about boys, crushes, and relationships since she was old enough to form shapes into words, but received her formal training (and a BS) from NYU in Entertainment and Mass Media in 2008. She now spends a significant amount of time thinking about trends on the internet and whether flower crowns will be out next year. A Maine native, she currently lives on a pony farm in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Michael, their son Lincoln, and an obnoxious mastiff named Gaia. Current hair color: Natural (gasp!)

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  • penguin

    That’s such a cool idea! I guess the downside is that you can’t just mess up the envelope and replace it (I messed up a few), you’d be replacing the entire invitation. Also if it’s open on the sides then you can’t put in other enclosures right? Wouldn’t have mattered for me (We just did invite + RSVP card) but I know other people include more paper. Too bad these weren’t around for my wedding! We love Minted.

    • Katharine Parker

      One of minted’s big things is that they print the addresses for you, so that mostly takes care of messing up the addresses, so long as you enter them correctly.

      • penguin

        Right, and we used that mostly. We were missing addresses for some people when we ordered so we had to do those by hand.

        • Eenie

          I just ordered our holiday cards pre addressed and plan on putting an address label over any of the ones with wrong addresses. Didn’t want to miss the double sale from this weekend waiting for people to finally respond to our address request!

    • suchbrightlights

      I can’t speak for Minted, but ours of this style came with 3 seals per invitation. We did not use enclosure cards as there was no need, but in some of the invitations, to family we hadn’t seen in some time and who might need a little reminder of e.g. whose daughter I am, I added a handwritten note. I folded that into the invitation and the seals held the whole thing together neatly. If you intend to do proper enclosure cards, that might take away some of the advantages that this style held for me, which included that they could be sent with one stamp.

  • Lisa

    What a great concept! I love the idea.

  • Katie

    I didn’t see any post about this on instagram so how do I enter to win these? My fiance and I are currently on the hunt for our invitations and these look beautiful! It’s such a clever idea!

    • So sorry about that, the giveaway is actually this week. Keep an eye out for it in tomorrow’s post, and on Instagram this weekend. <3

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  • Erin Register

    I got this style invite from a different vendor, and they were so so affordable, we got tons of compliments, and we had a 98% RSVP rate. 98%!!! It made it everything so incredibly easy!!

    • Emily

      Where do you put the stamp to send the RSVP card back?

      • Sarah

        I second this?
        I received one of these in the mail and it didn’t have a stamp…so I had to use my own

      • Bethany

        It looks like there is a spot to stick a stamp – if you watch the little animation at the end you can see it under the flap, so it wouldn’t get in the way of the stamp you’re actually using to send the whole invite.

        These are kind of genius and I absolutely would have used them if I had known they existed!

  • Engaged Chicago

    We used these! My mom thought they looked cheap but we got a TON of compliments from everyone else!

    The only negatives were that the stickies to seal the envelopes are really tough to deal with and gave me a headache. They also don’t stay closed well so you need extra.

    I was pleased with the price (used a coupon/discount too) and happy to answer any questions!

  • suchbrightlights

    We used this style of invitation from a different vendor (who was freaking fantastic.) I found them more economical of both money and paper (no secondary envelopes, one stamp to send the whole affair) and got TONS of compliments on them. I did not envision our wedding invitations as things I should expect to be complimented.

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  • flashphase

    I love these; also the names they used as examples are excellent. Do that many people really specify the kind of entree??

    • Katharine Parker

      Most of the weddings I’ve been to in recent memory have had an entree selection, but I’m sure that varies based on places where buffets or tableside ordering are more popular.

    • Jess

      We did! It’s actually super nice to see them make templates that have it, because we were super frustrated trying to find RSVP card suites that *did* and we were not savvy enough to alter a design enough to make it work.

      It’s a lot easier to delete than to add.

  • ssha

    Smart, pretty, AND practical. This is so great and APW is the perfect partner for this sort of doing-weddings-smarter with style type thing.