When your daughter is planning her wedding, your thoughts often go back to your own big day.
Holy Matrimony! Have weddings and wedding products changed since then!
Check out the festive invitations you can find at Minted.com
Thirty-some years ago, non-traditional invitations were just coming into fashion.
But my mom and I stuck to tradition and what we thought was proper: engraved invitations on cream colored paper.
Years later, they seem oh so boring :
We thought the butterfly stamps made the RSVP envelope look festive. This was as cutting edge as we got:
Nowadays you send out Save the Date cards too. (A quite practical innovation, especially for a destination wedding.) Laura had a wonderful time designing the one in the top photo from the selections at Minted.
Although the bride won’t let me show you her actual wedding invitations yet, I can promise you they bear no resemblance to my cream colored invites.
A few days ago, I met another mother of the bride.
It’s always fun to compare notes.
“All I asked of her,” the mom said, drawing out her wedding words, “is that she use traditional invitations.”
I’m rolling with the times.
The more festive the better!
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Invitations Below: If I could pick my wedding invitations all over again, here are some I’d consider from Minted.