I always enjoy providing tips that make planning events less stressful. Basic Invite truly makes your life easier when it comes to getting the word out about your upcoming event. I especially love all of their wedding invite and wedding name card selections! I have been recommending Basic Invite to my soon-to-be married clients and they have all loved them as well.
Basic Invite also offers free wedding websites- which is a major perk! Their products are completely customizable so you can assure you are getting exactly what you envisioned for your big day! You can use their design suite and can choose from 180 custom colors to match your wedding invitations! Did I mention they are mobile friendly?! A lot goes into planning a wedding, so having these options is definitely helpful and alleviates some stress! I was extremely thankful that their website was user friendly and it was simple to navigate through. You have the option to upload all of your wedding details, as well as a venue map with directions to make it easy for your guests (you can even upload images).
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows you close to unlimited color options. You can instantly preview them online to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for. You are able to alter the color of each element on the cards to fit your vision down to the tiniest detail. These are the factors that really set Basic Invite apart from other online stationary companies.
One of the aspects I genuinely appreciate is that you are able to print samples before placing your bulk order. I always recommend viewing a product in person before placing your order in full. This way you can be certain that your products are exactly how you want them. Being able to see the color, design, and feel the paper quality is very important. It can also save you money in the long run, in the event you happen to order in full and don’t end up loving the product and were in the situation where you needed to re-order. I admit, this actually happened to my husband and I with our wedding invites ;/. I wish I would have known about Basic Invite years ago, although I am happy to share what I now know :)
Let’s talk envelopes! If you want to spice up your invites with some more color, rather than using a standard white envelope, they have over 40 different envelope shades to select from. Going with a colorful envelope will make your invitation stand out prior to even being opened! They are all peel and seal, so you don’t have to spend your time licking loads of envelopes ;) LOL. Again, I wish I had that for my wedding invites :)
I love how you can personalize any of their product options while also having the convenience of being able to select the style you like without having to personally design from scratch. Basic Invite has well over 900 wedding invitation sets. They have it all - save the dates, wedding invitations, wedding programs, wedding menus, enclosure cards, and thank you cards! Each of their wedding invitations come as part of a set. If you asked me, this would be considered a wedding hack, something every bride can benefit from ;)
Another feature that makes life easier is the option to use their free wedding collection service to request the addresses of your potential guests (it takes just three easy steps!). You can choose to share a link via email or social media, collect those addresses, and get free envelope printing! This can save you quite a bit of time!
Let me now add the icing on the (wedding) cake (pun intended) ;) Basic Invite's seal and send wedding invitations are also an all-in-one wedding invite that includes a tear-off RSVP postcard, making it convenient for attendees to mail back to you. Brides are LOVING this option on this new collection of seal and send invitations. Basic Invite currently offers these in over 30 customizable designs. I personally love the foil options the most! What makes the seal and sends uniquely special, is that the guests addresses are printed on the front of each invitation, so no envelope is necessary. Not needing to hand write all of the addresses on each envelope is a definite time saver!
If you are a bride-to-be, or a friend of one, I'd highly recommend using Basic Invite! Being able to share a link, collect guest addresses, and upload them onto your chosen design is such a huge perk (not to mention the customization). Once you receive your order, all you have left to do as add postage, fold your invitations, secure them with a sticke, and voila!! Simple and easy :)
XO, Ashley @ashleylynlivin
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*This blog is sponsored by Basic Invite, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.