Images: All courtesy of Minted
The lovely folks at Minted
, one of my favorite online stationers, asked me to help judge their Head Over Heels Wedding Invitation Challenge
. Designers from all around the world submitted their wedding invite designs—there were 1640 submissions in total!—and visitors logged onto the Minted website to vote for their favorites. The winners will receive a monetary prize and, best of all, their design will be available for purchase on Minted. They've asked me to review the submissions and pick my top five favorites. So far, I've selected four invitations, but need your
help selecting the fifth. Here are the entries in the running for that final spot (along with some details from me about why I like them so much)—please take a moment to browse the designs and then vote for your favorite in the poll below (the poll will close at the end of day on Friday, November 4). —Heather Lee
1. "Ribbon on Posey"
The illustrated bouquet of flowers is so sweet; plus, I love that the text on the ribbon can be completely customized.
2. "Fiesta Folk Art"
Inspired by traditional Mexican papel picado (cut paper), this zingy design lets guests know your wedding will be one awesome party.
3. "Making it Official"
I love bold typography for more modern celebrations, and these fonts remind me of vintage posters and fruit crates.
4. "Target Practice"
Could arrows become the next "it" wedding motif?
5. "In the Park"
I've seen plently of faux bois (fake wood) invitations—it's a popular look for outdoor weddings and this design is done particularly well.
6. "Autumn Leaves"
I usually am not partial to leaf-patterned anything for fall weddings (too easy!), but the subtle heart shape of the leaves is a unique spin and lends a whimsical touch.