Minted recently concluded their latest challenge, this time all about the wedding program…this in particular was an interesting challenge because they invited bloggers to take part and try their hand at customizing and DIYing the heck out of existing designs. The only requirements were you had to figure out a way to bind the program, and whatever you wanted to do on the backside was fair game. Best design wins $1000, not too shabby!
I thought the winners all did an excellent job [you can check out the winning entries here], but I thought I’d share with you some of my favs too…
Victoria from A Subtle Revelry used a cute button to tie the program together, I really loved the ombre stitched LOVE on the back of the program…maybe a little too labor intensive if you’re doing a couple hundred of these, but still an excellent idea!
Ruth from Not So Cookie Cutter played up the ampersand and stripes on this DIY wedding program, and it was a super simple but effective way of tying in a potential theme [easy to do with ampersands or stripes].
Lehan from Lehan Paper Design added some simple black grommets to this wedding program which was completely in tune with my modern tastes. Im a big fan of grommets, and love that they come in a ton of colors…though I think the black really worked well with the black and white cover.
The little black/white twine tassel that Barnbride came up with was totally adorable and perfectly matched with the striped wedding program. Maybe a little more time than you’re wiling to spend, but you could always buy ready-made tassels, or start an assembly line with some helpers for a similar look.
[all images credited to their bloggers]
Minted is releasing their new wedding invitation designs later this week, but here’s a little sneaky-peek of some of my favs…I love seeing more modern designs coming out into the world!
To kick off the release of their new designs, Minted is offering 3 readers the chance to win 100 FULL SUITE invitations sets (liners, backers, invites, thank yous, labels)! Leave a comment below and tell us what your wedding style is and the winners will be announced Friday! Good luck!
[images from Minted]
Minted is a sponsor of Brooklyn Bride.
Minted, the fabulous online stationery shop, is hosting a new contest that I’m happy to be a part of! They’re looking for 3 couples to be the inspiration for their latest design challenge…the pre-wedding card. This could be anything from an engagement party or bridal shower, to the rehearsal dinner, etc. (Any wedding related party that happens before the wedding). To enter, please send the following information by January 19th to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Bride’s and groom’s names
Location of wedding – venue, city, and state
Date of upcoming wedding
E-mail address where you can be reached
Wedding theme (if you have one)
A photograph (or more if you’d like!) that can help provide a little personality for the designers – this should be a photo of you and your fiancé.
Something special about your relationship – for example, how you met, what makes your relationship special, what you have in common, or what you like doing together
Why you should be one of the 3 couples chosen -be creative, anything goes!