How to Style Your Event According to Your Venue (& Score a Deal at the Same Time)
in partnership with our friends at minted. They say memories last a lifetime, but pictures last forever. Whether it’s planning your big day, showcasing the versatility of your event space, or hosting a dream event of your...
by The Venue Report

in partnership with our friends at minted.

They say memories last a lifetime, but pictures last forever. Whether it’s planning your big day, showcasing the versatility of your event space, or hosting a dream event of your own, it's important to carry a theme from beginning to end. From the save the dates to thank you cards, stationery is the biggest (and easiest) thread to establish a common look and feel for your event.

Our friends at Minted have launched an exclusive (and complimentary!) Wedding Venue Program to help leverage the best of Minted designs for venues and their clients. Why should your venue sign up? Not only will you score a slew of free Minted products for styled shoots and beyond, but program members will be able to provide their clients 20% off of Minted wedding products! Need we say more?

Venue owners – sign up here! Planners & Celebrators – make sure your venue is on this list.

Why It’s Great For Venues

If you’ve ever browsed a wedding site or blog, you’ve come across pictures of perfectly executed inspiration shoots where the “bride” and “groom” are looking lovingly into each other’s eyes, the florals are larger than life and the food looks too good to eat (event planners know that it IS too good to eat, hair spray trick anyone?!) While a team of wedding industry insiders created this shoot, you can too. Helping real life couples envision their big day at your venue doesn’t require a team of highly specialized pros – just a vision, a theme and a few helpful tips.

We broke down six themes paired with Minted invitations to create mood boards that you can easily use to create a styled shoot at your own venue to inspire couples to book your unique space and score a deal at the same time.


Palmetto, by Kelli Hall

Minimal Breeze

Forget the standard beach wedding filled with seashells and mosquito netting. Instead opt for minimal decor accented by sleek palms, crisp serveware and tones of misty grey, cool blue and sand. Less is more here and that applies to the bride’s look as well – a simple backless or sleeveless dress is perfect for a day on the sand.

Mountain Vista, by Rebecca Daublin

Mile High

Elevate your inspirational shoot by using elevation to your advantage. Adorned with a foiled mountain range, this invite provides the perfect basecamp for your day. Add southwestern decor, bare branches and some wildflowers to round out the rugged theme.


Fancy Marble, by Phrosne Ras

Coastal Cool

Located somewhere with a bit more weather? No longer a wedding taboo, rain transforms the  average sunny day into moody magic. Use the dark skies as your invite inspiration with deep blue tones accented by just a little light (foil, that is). From there, use natural textures like driftwood and sea glass to adorn the table top alongside mismatched glassware and silverware for a perfectly imperfect inspirational shoot or wedding day.

Desert Rocks, by Owl and Toad

Wild Spirits

Have space to spare to let a free spirit’s creativity run wild? Get the inspiration wheels turning with this mod, desert-scape suite. Incorporate plenty of natural elements such as cacti, palm fronds and geodes to set the hi-desert scene. To make your shoot stand out from the crowd, dress the bride in a completely unexpected dress such as a hi-lo, colored (read: not white) or patterned option.


Pattern Play, by Seven Swans

Geometric Lines

To appeal to the city slickers, young professionals and urban dwellers, use this modern, geometric invite as your inspiration. Concrete grey and soft white fill the page while the off-page decor consists of lush greenery and lucite touches to keep it bright and fun. A sleek, streamlined dress will place your bride right at home in the city.

Painted Desert, by Hooray Creative

Desert Luxe

Sometimes a quiet escape to exchange vows is just what a couple needs. For the intimate destination wedding that focuses more on the couple than the locale, go with an understated watercolor invite accented with foil to set the scene. Choose colors inspired by the earth and sunset alongside natural materials and a breezy dress to round out your elopement-esque shoot.

A Sweet Deal

Beyond scoring brides, grooms and event planners 20% off Minted Wedding Products using The Minted Wedding Venue Program, venues that are signed up also receive:

+ 3 personalized ceremony and reception stationery designs for YOUR venue. Minted will even save your designs for quick and easy reordering.

+ Access to Minted’s premier custom design services at no charge – from custom monogram designs to illustrated venue maps.

+ Free samples of Minted’s unique wedding products for styled shoots and client consultations.

+ Appreciation gift of a framed 11” x 11” foil-pressed map of your venue’s state for your first client referral to Minted.

+ And, of course, that exclusive client offer of 20% Minted wedding products.


If you own a venue, know someone who owns a venue or are renting a venue in the near future, make sure they are signed up for the Minted Wedding Venue Program. This sweet deal is the icing on the cake, making sure everyone wins.

Join The Minted Wedding Venue Program now


Wedding Dresses by BHLDN | Minted Artists: Kelli HallRebecca DaublinPhrosne RasOwl and ToadSeven SwansHooray Creative

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