Make your guests save the HECK out of your date with these Minted save the date designs (+ enter to win a $250 giveaway!) #Stuff we love#giveaway#invitations September 23 2013 | Ariel offbeatbride As we head into the planning season for 2014's winter and spring weddings, let's take a peek at a few of the new Save The Date designs from Minted.com that are totally catching my eye… because, um hello, disco balls? Thigh-high striped socks? Old typewriters? Scrabble tiles!? These are designs that are practically ripped straight from the minds of Offbeat Brides. PLUS, as an added bonus, I've got info from Minted about how you can enter to win $250 worth of FREE save the dates or invitations. As always, clicky the pictures to see more about the design! Now, what was that about a giveaway? We've teamed up with Minted to offer y'all $250 toward save the date cards or wedding invitations! It's only open to our US-based readers (sorry, Internationals!) and it closes on October 6th, 2013 at midnight PST. Enter now! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS Jessica & Andrew's dance party barn wedding NEXT Autumn is here! Snuggle in and get inspired by these fall weddings Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] I LOVE LOVE LOVE the socks one. So cute!! 2 agree Reply Where is that first one, with the photo and the cool outline?! I can't find it! I need it! Reply oh i figured it out! You can make any card that shape! I love it! Reply Yep! It's this one: And you can do all this stuff with the edging: Reply I used Minted for our Save the Dates and programs! Loved them. Awesome shipping. The programs were a last minute addition and I was worried about having them arrive, on time and with no issues 2 days before our wedding. They arrived without any issues. Love Minted designs! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.