You are engaged. Congratulations! That’s right, you said yes and you could not be more excited! You just secured your venue for your wedding day, booked your photographer, and officially have a wedding date! …now what?
I know firsthand how overwhelming wedding planning can become. You say yes and suddenly everything is a blur. My advice? Anytime planning starts to become a little stressful close your eyes, take a deep breathe, and focus on one thing at a time.
Once you officially have your wedding date I recommend getting the word out to your family and friends (yes-that means you can’t just make it Facebook official…after all Great Aunt Mabel still can’t figure out how to turn that darn computer on). I am referring to sending save the dates.
Basic Invite makes wedding stationery easy by offering over 900 wedding invitation sets. From save the dates and wedding invitations, down to the wedding menus and matching thank you cards. They really do have a design to match any wedding theme you can imagine. Speaking of save the dates- the Basic Invite save the date maker makes selecting and customizing your save the dates a breeze. Just select a save the date of your choosing and enter your wedding details. You can then instantly see a preview of the save the date online! The save the date maker also allows the color of each element on a card to be changed with instant online previews. With over 180 different color options you can fine-tune and tweak each hue to match your wedding day colors.
Want to make sure the color match is perfect? Just order a printed sample of your custom invitation. You heard me right–you can order a single print of your 100% customized invitation before committing to the full order. I honestly do not know of any other invitation service that allows this. I love that Basic Invite offers such an exclusive and unique opportunity!
What goes on a save the date anyway?
Traditionally save the dates are sent out 12-9months before the wedding day. All you need for your save the dates are: your wedding date, your and your fiancé’s names, and the city you will be getting married in (which is totally optional).
Do I have to send a paper card?
Nope! There are so many options for save the dates. While I love paper printed save the dates, don’t be afraid to think outside the box! One option that I can’t recommend enough are magnet save the dates. Magnets are a great choice for getting the word out and serving as a keepsake for family and friends. Check out the magnet save the date options offered by Basic Invite. From rectangles to rounded edges, pair it with one of over 40 envelope colors to make your save the date stand out before it’s even opened.
What if I am on a budget?
No problem. There are little ways to cut down on cost while still being able to share the news with your loved ones. For example, try loosing the envelope by sending a flat card. Consider one of these affordable save the date postcards from Basic Invite. You can even take advantage of their free address collection service to request your guests addresses via a link or email–saving you both time and money.
*This blog post is sponsored by Basic Invite.