Pop quiz! Once you are engaged, have set a date, and booked your venue, what comes next?
For those of you who answered Save the Dates or wedding stationery, you are spot on.
If instead you answered endless amounts of champagne, well you are close (and quite frankly I think we might be new besties) but keep on listening while I pop this cork and pour you a glass of bubbly because today’s wedding wisdom topic is: Let’s talk stationery.
Stationery is More Than Just an Invitation
Every wedding day I ask my couples to gather their wedding day details to be photographed. When I ask for their stationery most couples provide just their wedding day invitation. But wedding stationery can be so much more than just an invitation. In simplest terms think about every piece of printed information that your guests will be given: Save the Dates, Bridal Shower Invites, Menu Cards, Name Plates, Wedding Invitations, Reply or RSVP Cards, Direction or Gift Inserts, Envelopes, etc. Each and everyone of these components works together to tell the story of your big day.
It can often seem like a lot. If you are just starting the wedding planning process and not sure where to start, let me introduce you to Basic Invite, a.k.a your new stationery BFF. Why do I love Basic Invite? Three words–beautiful, simple, and affordable. Need I say more?
Oh So Colorful With a Touch of Foil
Let’s be real. Selecting your wedding day colors is a big decision. From the florals in your bouquet to the centerpieces in every reception photo, the colors (or scheme) you choose will guide the overall look and feel of your big day. Basic Invite is one of the very few services that allows almost unlimited color options (over 180 hues to be exact) with instant online preview. That’s right, with just a click of a button you can change the color of each element in a wedding invitation template design to ensure you love the look.
If you know me, I mean if you really know me. Then you are more than aware of my love for papers, textures, and accent touches. Basic Invite offers gorgeous foil accents to several of their premade designs. Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. Choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs. My favorite? The raised gold foil… oh so elegant!
Keeping it Simple
With countless designs and themes to choose from, Basic Invite does most of the work for you. From floral and feminine to timeless and modern, their beautiful artwork is just a click away from customization for your own wedding day. Eloping and just need a wedding announcement? Check out the landscape options and select one that compliments your elopement destination. (The mountain wedding invitation designs are a few of my personal favorite themes.)
Once you’ve selected a design and customized the text and color, you can opt to have a printed sample of your actual invitation mailed to you before you place your final order. This ensures your card is absolutely perfect for your big day. And it that isn’t simple enough, take advantage of Basic Invites address capturing service by sharing a link to any social media platform requesting address from family and friends. Basic Invite will collect and store those address for you so that they can be printed on your wedding invitation envelopes at no additional cost to you.
Let’s Talk Budget
High-end service and quality doesn’t have to come with a high price tag. Save the Dates are as low as 67¢ each with matching Thank You cards priced as low as 84¢. Right now Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51
This blog post is sponsored by Basic Invite all imagery provided by Basic Invite.