Formal dinnerware is something broke-ass brides like us sometimes leave off the wedding registry, but over the Thanksgiving holiday I was quietly reminded why wedding china is AWESOME – my mother has been serving up her holiday feasts (pulled straight from the pages of Southern Living) on her 1980’s wedding china for as long as I can remember. And then I took a gander at some of the beautiful and uber-modern china patterns from Noritake…
Whether you love classic, simple lines, or contemporary flourishes – there’s something for every bride at Noritake – even the type of bride that doesn’t consider herself to be the fancy-china-owning-type. For instance, check out this incredibly lovely Bone China “Alana Platinum” pattern – with its light platinum band of tiny starbursts around the edges. STUNNING.
It’s hard to imagine right now, when you’re holding on to those little dollar bills as tightly as you possibly can, a time in the future when you might be able to relax and enjoy a sumptuous holiday meal served on beautiful bone china plates, and not stress over the cost of the food or the worth of your tableware, but would you believe us if we tell you it’s coming? And you’ll want to be prepared.
Budget-savvy brides, take note! Noritake is offering BAB readers an exclusive 10% discount on any products on their site – simply enter the code BABblog at checkout!
Having a natural eye for aesthetics makes planning a wedding an excruciating labor of love. Every detail is carefully researched, curated or crafted with extreme care. Maybe if you’re lucky, you have a super helpful fam or crew of bffs, but let’s face it, occasionally it’s just you, up against the wall, making the crucial decisions. But if you’re opting for traditional wedding invites, do us a favor. Save yourself countless hours of web perusing and check out Minted first.
Wedding invitations are like a movie preview for your wedding – and you’d be surprised what a certain typeface can say about your impending nuptials.The invite immediately communicates the level of formality and suggested dress code for your event, whether it says it explicitly or not. For example, this invitation with cascading flower petals and fancy cursive font says your wedding will be a sophisticated and utterly memorable affair, but probably not something you should wear sandals to…
…while this adorable invite with an antique mason jar and fireflies lets your guests know they can leave the tux at home, relax, and prepare to have a great time.
No matter what shape your celebration takes, there’s a corresponding invite on Minted. With their expansive network of talented designers, and countless color options, you’re sure to find a design that fits in with your wedding vision. Earth lovin’ brides will delight in knowing that you can get your choice of design printed on 100% recycled paper!But of course, the paperie party doesn’t stop with wedding invites. Minted has just launched a lovely new line of wedding programs, place cards, and menus! To celebrate, they’re offering 15% off on all orders until July 1st with discount code: WEDDAY15.
If you’re not already totally in love with Minted, then prepare to be seriously woo-ed, because they’re gonna give one lucky BAB reader a $100 gift card! All you have to do to enter is trot on over to their site and let us know which design is your absolute fave in the comments! For an extra entry, tweet @Minted or like them on facebook!