So you might send out holiday greetings once a year, a birthday card to some chosen few, and maybe even you send the odd letter (how old school of you!)
But is there anything you're ever going to pop in the post, that's more special than your wedding invitations?
Nope, we didn't think so!
When it comes to wedding stationery, we tend to be a tad trend obsessed; watercolours, polka dots, kraft paper and photo invites, we love them all.
But if there's one trend that's as elegant as it is enduring, and classic as it is cool, it's got to be foil pressed.
Your wedding invitations call for something truly special, and there's nothing quite like a touch of gold, rose gold or silver that's up to the task!
Today, we're teaming up with one of our fave purveyors of paper, Minted, to chat all things gold, and share our favourite picks for adding a little foil-pressed flash to your day, whatever kind of event you're planning.
Oh, and be sure to scroll down to bag a 20% discount on gold foil wedding stationery too!
Why Go for Gold?
Gold foil lends a seriously luxe finish to your paper goods, but that doesn't mean they have to be traditional or fussy.
While gold fonts used to be associated with more formal invitations, nowadays, there's nothing cooler than a flash of gold to add instant fun to the look of your big day (think gilded fruits and those giant foil balloons that are so trendy right now!).
And if you are opting for something more classic for your stationery, a touch of gold will keep things elegant, without looking too flat.
Luckily whether you're going for something out-there or understated, Minted have plenty of both (and lots in between, too!).
You can even check out our dedicated Pinterest board for ideas on how to work gold into every kind of colour palette.
Shopping for Stationery with Minted
Minted are a go-to for all wedding stationery (especially foil-pressed!) for so many reasons – we've been big fans for a while!
Not only have they got your pre-wedding needs sorted with their save the dates, invitations and wedding websites, but they can also create matching on the day essentials too, like programs, menus and escort cards.
(Oh and don't forget to order your thank you cards too!)
From the online elements, like your website, to the finishing touches, like cool custom place cards, Minted can bring your wedding day style to life.
All of their invitations have matching suite items like RSVP cards, stamps and direction cards, as well as coordinated day-of stationery.
Creative & Luxurious
All Minted designs are created by a community of independent artists, so they have a really creative and bespoke look, while still using luxe paper and high quality printing.
Their foil-pressed collections all feature REAL foil designs in gold, silver and rose gold (check out our dedicated Pinterest board for inspiration!)
What we love about the ease of ordering with Minted is that all their designs are fully customizable until they're perfect, from custom monograms, to hand-drawn maps, to colour changes.
And of course, Minted offers FREE services that often come as a premium option elsewhere, like free name or number printing on table numbers, place cards and escort cards and free guest addressing on matching invitation envelope design.
Services which take a lot of hassle (and time) from your wedding planning!
Get a 20% Discount on your Minted Wedding Stationery
Couples can score 20% off any foil-pressed stationery until Monday March 14th.
With gorgeous new 2016 foil wedding invitation designs arriving just in time for the event, all come complete with matching suite items and day-of stationery – and you can bag 20% off across the lot!
The event runs from Tuesday, March 8th to Monday, March 14th, and all you have to is use the code FOIL16 at the checkout!
Oh and don't forget to check out our Gold Foil Wedding Pinterest board for lots of ideas on incorporating gold into your big day.
Are you as obsessed with foil-pressed stationery as we are? That marble effect is just fab! We just love how the foil flash's vary from super subtle to really striking.
Check out our Gold Foil Wedding Pinterest Board.