Post # 1
Reaching out with a stationary issue (sigh). I’ve been working with Minted, and I’ve loved it so far, except for the fact that they only have euro flap envelopes available with their very expensive letterpress invitation suite, and not with their regular suite. I’m doing the whole envelope liner thing and I love the way the liners I’ve purchased look with a euro flap envelope, so I’m looking for some help.
Are there any other minted bees here who had to purchase envelopes outside of minted? I’m trying to get envelopes that will match the card exactly. The only thing the minted rep would tell me is that their envelopes weigh 0.2 oz and that they are a “luxurious soft white” colour, which doesn’t really help. Has anybody else been able to match the minted cardstock to an envelope?
I so appreciate your help. This is a tiny thing but it’s driving me crazy. I really don’t want the rectangular flap
Post # 2
order a sample invitation w/ envelope and compare
Post # 3
A great place to start, thank you! I’m hoping that somebody who has already found a matching envelope might be able to point me towards a particular envelope supplier so that I’m not wasting paper and postage requesting samples 🙂
Post # 4
I am using Minted for my invitations as well, and while I love them, I hate this about them also. It’s so much money to not be able to at least select different envelopes. As PP said, order a sample invitation (you can order a sample of the invitation you are planning on using) and they will send you all of their envelope options for it. You can then use the samples to go out and pick a euro flap envelope that matches.
Unfortunately, I’m not sure that you can not order the envelopes with your invitations through Minted. Like, I think they are included regardless of whether you want/need them or not. And, as you know, you can’t just buy their euro flap envelopes.
Post # 5
Ugh, I feel your pain! It’s such a silly thing to not be on offer, especially as they do offer the euro flap envelopes for some of their designs. I’m going to try to get a discount if I tell them that I won’t be using their envelopes or addressing service (which, ironically, is why I chose minted in the first place.)
Matching their sample euro flap, which I have already, to samples from other stores is a good idea. If I come up with anything that matches perfectly I will post to this thread for other minted bees!
Post # 6
I think that it’s great that you know exactly what you want! However, I think this is one of the times in wedding planning where you need to take a step back and think about if it’s important. Most people you invite will throw away the envelope instantly, and if you’re lucky some will legitimately look at the envelope before they through it away. People usually don’t notice envelope liners. If you have the time and money to purchase different envelopes, then go for it! But I’d encourage you to consider if this is worth the stress.
I used Minted for my invitations, and I thought the envelopes they came with were nice!
Post # 7
I know you’re right — it’s just that I work at an advertising agency with a heavy emphasis on branding, so little details like this one make a much bigger impact on me than they should! I’m sure that I would never pay critical attention to another bride’s invitations, though. I just got very caught up in the details of mine. I used their standard envelopes for my save the dates and they were lovely. I just really prefer the euro flap with the liners that I’ve chosen. I’ll see how much of a hassle and expense it is to have them done externally, and if it’s worth the trouble, I’ll go ahead and do it. If it’s too much of a hassle, I’ll pour myself a glass of wine and relax about it 😉