Minted Brings Your Day-of Decor Together in a Snap


Even get your guests’ names printed for free!

by Kate Levy

Coastal Lines Collection by Grace Kreinbrink for MintedCoastal Lines Collection by Grace Kreinbrink for Minted

Tell me if this story sounds familiar: you’ve gotten through the initial slog of finding a venue and vendors, sending out save the dates, and deep diving into the hunt for your wedding outfit, and you’ve started feeling like… Man, we’ve got so much done! Then you do basically nothing for six months, and suddenly it’s two months before the wedding and you realize, Craaaaap, there are a lot of details to finalize.

If that’s you, then fret not, because our friends at Minted have you covered. That means you can back slowly away from the glue gun, and just take one smart, easy shopping trip. On top of Minted’s fresh, modern invitations designs (which you know we love), Minted also offers fully coordinated day-of details, all designed by their global independent artists, with foil and letterpress and fully custom options to boot. (And spoiler alert: as with all things Minted, the prices are good, and the taste level is high.) So if you’ve got a big ol’ to-do list and no time or desire to DIY, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces that you can click and cross off your list.

Gimme the details

Elegance Illustrated by Phrosne Ras for Minted

Table Numbers:

Table numbers have an important job to do! While there are lots of cute, creative table number ideas floating around the Internets, this is an area where being clean, clear, and straightforward really doesn’t hurt. Especially in cases of large receptions with many tables, you don’t really need guests wandering around playing Eye-Spy trying to find where they’re sitting.

All Minted table numbers include double-sided printing: choose to put a photo on one side, and table information on the other, or just have both sides be the same. If you’re using places you’ve traveled or lived together as a table name, it’s really sweet to print a corresponding picture of yourselves on the backside. Plus, if you’re buying wedding invitations through Minted, chances are good you can get a matching table number, meaning one less decision to make. Score. (Featured: Elegance Illustrated by Phrosne Ras for Minted.)

Mulberry Foil-Pressed Table Number by Lindsay Megahed for Minted

Mulberry Foil-Pressed Table Number by Lindsay Megahed for Minted

Bichon Table Number by chocomocacino for Minted

Bichon Table Number by chocomocacino for Minted

Brush Table Number by Allison Cornu for Minted

Brush Table Number by Allison Cornu for Minted

Pavilion Foil-Pressed Table Number by Sara Hicks Malone for Minted

Pavilion Foil-Pressed Table Number by Sara Hicks Malone for Minted

Marbled Foil-Pressed Place Card by Itsy Belle Studio for Minted

Escort cards and Place Cards: 

Okay, here is the deal. While escort cards sound like some unnecessary relic of times past (and most people don’t even know what they are), they’re actually pretty essential to any reception with a seating plan.  So let’s break it down really quick: escort cards are a flat card and help your guests figure out which table to sit at, while place cards are a folded or tented card to show them where their exact seat is. If you’re doing a served dinner, place cards are often just as crucial for the catering staff as for guests themselves. If you’re having a buffet dinner, typically you don’t need place cards. You can just use escort cards to direct guests to the right table, and your job is done.

BUT IT GETS BETTER. Minted offers free calligraphy-inspired printing with your guests’ names and table number on all escort and place cards. Which is killer, because when you’re basically anywhere beyond thirty guests, you’re going to want someone else doing this job, trust me. Designs are also available in standard digital printing or with foil-printed (shiny!) details. (Featured: Marbled Foil-Pressed Place Card by Itsy Belle Studio for Minted.)

Tropical Love Foil-Pressed Place Card

Tropical Love Foil-Pressed Place Card by Elly for Minted

Modern Dot Foil-Pressed Place Card

Modern Dot Foil-Pressed Place Card by Red Door Design for Minted

Geo Chic Foil-Pressed Place Card

Geo Chic Foil-Pressed Place Card by Hooray Creative for Minted

Sunset Watercolor Foil-Pressed Flat Card Program by Everett Paper Goods for Minted

Programs: 

Do you need a wedding program? Only you know for sure. But if you’re having a type of ceremony (religious, non-traditional, etc.) that some of your guests might not be familiar with, a program is perfect for filling them in on the details of how things will run. In a religious ceremony this can be especially helpful, since you can print the words for prayers and songs, so everyone can join in. If you have an intricate ceremony, book-style programs hold tons of information without being a wall of text on one flat card.

If you want to share simpler information, like the words to a blessing or reading you’d like your guests to participate in, or if you want to call out special folks to the wedding that not everyone knows, a flat card program will get the job done in a beautiful way. Programs are available with foil-pressed details or standard digital printing. Choose a photo (use those engagement pics!) or a matching pattern to adorn the back. (Featured: Sunset Watercolor Foil-Pressed Flat Card Program by Everett Paper Goods for Minted.)

Modern Marble Minibook Program by Kelli Hall for Minted

Modern Marble Minibook Program by Kelli Hall for Minted

Artistic Border Foil-Pressed Flat Card Program by Hooray Creative for Minted

Artistic Border Foil-Pressed Flat Card Program by Hooray Creative for Minted

A Sweet Afternoon Minibook Program by Jack Knoebber for Minted

A Sweet Afternoon Minibook Program by Jack Knoebber for Minted

Dotted Monogram Custom Sticker by Olivia Kanaley for Minted and Marbled Elegance Napkin by Liz Conley for Minted

tags and stickers: 

Looking for a way to dress up favors or envelopes? Minted’s selection of tags and stickers is unparalleled. Choose from patterns that match your existing elements, and also specialized shapes. Looking for an easy DIY? Use the stickers on a straw or cocktail stirrer for a sweet detail. (Featured: Dotted Monogram Custom Sticker by Olivia Kanaley for Minted and Marbled Elegance Napkin by Liz Conley for Minted.)

Lovely Geo Sticker by Ana Sharpe for Minted

Lovely Geo Sticker by Ana Sharpe for Minted

Canyon Sticker by Kelly Natsua for Minted

Canyon Sticker by Kelly Natsua for Minted

Boho Ikat Sticker by Penelope Poppy for Minted

Boho Ikat Sticker by Penelope Poppy for Minted

Painted Chevron Sticker by Hooray Creative for Minted

Painted Chevron Sticker by Hooray Creative for Minted

Abstract Union Tag by Simona Cavallaro for Minted

Abstract Union Tag by Simona Cavallaro for Minted

Gallery Love Tag by Melanie Severin for Minted

Gallery Love Tag by Melanie Severin for Minted

Abstract Splendor Tag by Hooray Creative for Minted

 Abstract Splendor Tag by Hooray Creative for Minted

The Artist's Wedding Tag by My Splendid Summer for Minted

The Artist’s Wedding Tag by My Splendid Summer for Minted

Midnight and Gold Foil-Pressed Collection

menus: 

Let’s be real, for most of us, by the time the wedding rolls around we’ve totally forgotten what we chose as a meal option, and we have no idea what food we’re about to encounter. But for a seated dinner, it often puts guests at ease to let them know what they’re about to eat—particularly if you need to designate which foods are vegan, gluten-free, kosher, etc. If that’s you, give your guests all the info in a totally beautiful way. All menus can be customized to match your table and place cards so everything feels cohesive. (Featured: Midnight and Gold Foil-Pressed Collection by Paper Noten for Minted.)

Painted Canvas Foil-Pressed Menu by Robin Ott for Minted

Painted Canvas Foil-Pressed Menu by Robin Ott for Minted

Abstract Elegance Foil-Pressed Menu by Belia Simm for Minted

Abstract Elegance Foil-Pressed Menu by Belia Simm for Minted

Adagio Menu by Moglea for Minted

Adagio Menu by Moglea for Minted

Bliss Menu by Kristie Kern for Minted

Bliss Menu by Kristie Kern for Minted

And so much more:

Head over to Minted to check out the extensive inspiration found in their blog, plus they have some super great decor options like cake plates, custom photo backdrops, and table linens. If you’re still not totally sure, you can order free samples of their stationery so you can experience the paper and printing IRL. Still need thank you cards? Check out Minted’s selection of stationery (complete with free return and guest address printing!) and custom postage stamps.

What do you have planned for your day-of decor? Are you going full DIY or purchasing ready-made items? 

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 add that shine to it.)


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Kate Levy

This Bay Area native built her own business as a wedding hair and makeup artist, before shifting gears to work in marketing. She’s an avid iPhone photographer, loves all forms of social media (especially Instagram, #katesskylog), and makes a really mean chocolate chip cookie. Kate is a collector of spoons, enamel pins, and reusable bags she never actually brings to the store. When not getting sucked into the ASOS app or an Instagram hashtag blackhole, Kate can be found hanging on the Peninsula with her wife, 2 cats and 2 dogs.

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