Hey there! Happy Wednesday. HappyWedding Wednesday!
Today I am SO excited to be talking about what I have been working with Basic Invite on: designing our Save-the-Dates. Plus, I’m going to showcase all that Basic Invite has to offer because they have EVERY. THING. you need for wedding planning. I’ll be using them for our wedding website, our save-the-dates (already ordered them!), our invitations and more. This post is sponsored by Basic Invite but these opinions are entirely my own. I made our wedding website with them previously and will be using them for everything ‘wedding’ from here on out. I genuinely love all of their products. Let’s get into it!
I truly enjoy so many aspects of Basic Invite. To start, they have
Back to speaking of their envelopes– which are already super convenient with the peel and seal closures. Basic Invite offers FREE address COLLECTION. Yes. All you’ve gotta do is send a link to your guest list to have them input their address(es). Then, when you go to order your save-the-dates, Basic Invite can print the addresses on the envelopes directly. I had collected a handful of addresses prior to discovering this unbelievably handy tool so for a bride like me, you can also manually input any addresses if you want to utilize their free addressing service. It’s a win-win no matter how you go about it.
Now, I want to showcase each custom save-the-date sample I received. I chose six different designs in a handful of different paper options (from signature matte, smooth coated and shimmer to luxe velvet, double thick, CLEAR or they even have wood!) that each showcased the exact design I would want if I were to choose it for our final product. I loved being able to have the custom samples because there is no room for wonder. What you see is what you’ll get from your names down to your wedding date and location.
I tried out the ‘Moody Mountains’ design on both signature matte paper as well as their premium shimmer paper. Ideally, I would splurge a bit and have the “pseudo gold” ink actually be gold foiled and pair that with the shimmery paper. It was so beautiful and understated while having flashes of sophistication when the light hit the paper just right. With this design, I incorporated a bit of our “pop” color, ‘Pomegranate’, to tie in the entire color scheme for the wedding.
For these ‘Something Blue’ save-the-dates, I tried out the luxe velvet paper that caught Charlie’s attention when he felt it. It’s super smooth and definitely makes a statement. I liked this design because it incorporates paint strokes that we are going to be using throughout all of our paper goods for the wedding. I’d like for everything to look as cohesive as possible and this would fit right in.
For some reason, I’m not into photo cards but I wanted to try a couple out just to see how I felt. I loved the simplicity of this ‘Bold Date’ save-the-date. The small font that is paired with the statement text is so cute and quaint.
If you’re looking to truly WOW your guests, you’ve got to try out these clear cards. They are so easy for the design side of things because they’ll go with anything you choose to use down the road but clearly speak for themselves in terms of making an impression on your guests!
‘Gilded Strokes’ was Charlie’s favorite of the bunch which made me happy because it had that paint stroke that I’m digging so much. I feel like we will use this design collection for things down the road… possibly menus?
I got this last sample, the ‘Luxe Watercolor’, printed on the double thick matte paper. Choosing that paper adds immediate class to this save-the-date and feels expensive. This was probably my favorite design of the bunch and I’m going to work on getting Charlie to come around to it. It has watercolor strokes, which I consider a cousin to my beloved paint strokes but seems a bit fancier, which works for something more formal like a save-the-date.
Some other things that I adore about Basic Invite are that within your free wedding website, guests can RSVP electronically. Not all wedding websites are created equal, trust me. Electronic RSVPs are a feature I desperately wanted so we can choose between detachable RSVP postcards and electronic RSVPs.
I’m telling you. They have thought of everything.
Need wedding favors but want them customized? Basic Invite has that covered. Check out these calla lily coasters/wedding favors that they have. Are you a decent graphic designer and want to upload your own design to be printed? It can be done. They offer an ‘upload your own’ option for a lot of their wedding products.
No matter what stage you are in of your wedding planning, Basic Invite has something created that will help you out immensely. If you find a design suite that you enjoy, there are over 900 (yes) that include everything from save-the-dates and invitations to menus, belly bands, enclosure cards, programs and more that match. The best part? Their prices are downright CHEAP. Yes. Not just affordable, but they are WILDLY affordable for the quality and customer service that you’ll receive in return.
As I said before, we will be using these guys for every aspect of our big day and I suggest trying them out so you can as well. Even if you aren’t planning a wedding, Basic Invite offers
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