Thank you so much to Basic Invite for sponsoring this post. I was provided product for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Above Photo Credit: Robert J Swanson
For all of you who don’t know, my brother is getting MAAARRRRRRRRIEEEEED! It’s still hard to believe for me. Every time I say I don’t believe it, he says, “because you never thought it would happen?” in a totally self-deprecating, but totally my brother kind of way.
But it’s not that. I just have this big sisterly way of looking at him and seeing him as a toddler in his playpen. Getting butterfly stitches because we were running around the house, and he ran into the corner of a wall. In a crossing guard uniform. Pretend stabbing me with a prop sword on stage for Peter Pan. At summer camp. He knows me better than almost anyone. And he is and he isn’t 26 in my mind.
Anyway, enough with the mushy stuff. He and his bride Allie were looking for the perfect wedding invitations. Coincidentally, Basic Invite reached out to me to collaborate on a blog post – what perfect timing! We were able to browse their selection, try out their design service and see the goods for ourselves.
Right away when you look at their site, you’ll find a clean, modern, minimal style that just hits the spot. Check out their inspiration gallery to get an idea. There are designs that have a hand-lettering feel, watercolors, more traditional approaches, art deco, marble, outdoorsy. You can pretty much find elegant wedding invitations to fit any taste (which can be hard to do when you’re trying to represent two people in one invite).
Basic Invite takes it a step further by offering an incredible amount of customization: almost unlimited colors, plus foil (including rose gold!), optional photo addition, wording, paper type, card shape. You can truly make it what you want it to be.
Finally, along with 900 possible invitations, you can get the set – everything you need for your wedding to fit the same theme. This includes ceremony cards, registry cards, thank you cards, save-the-dates, programs, magnets, menus, even custom wedding coasters.
Not planning your wedding? Basic Invite also has all kinds of stationery – business cards, thank you notes, invitations to all kinds of events. Feel free to think outside the box.
In both my and Allie’s experience, the process is pretty smooth. Everything, right down to the colors of the font, is customizable, and as you customize, you can see it pulled up on the preview. I like that they have text boxes where you can put in your exact wording – I know wording can be tricky for everyone.
I also love that you can order inexpensive samples, so if you want to look at them in person before you order 250 of them, you can. Allie loved all the options, and felt that it was easy to navigate. We also both agreed that they do a great job of making sure everything is double checked before your order.
She did note (and I agree) that the preview lags a bit as you are working with the customization options. Just something to keep in mind as you are working on yours. Otherwise, again, a smooth process.
I mean. They just came out beautiful. Allie was able to choose the colors she wanted to get just the right effect. When you’re getting married, it means so much to have so many details under your control.
The shipping was quick and came beautifully packaged. Again, you really do have the opportunity to check and re-check that your order is right, even to the point of being able to order samples so that you can have them in-hand to see the full effect.
Finally, if all of that wasn’t enough, Basic Invite also offers free wedding websites (that you can match to your invites), and a free address collection service – just share a link to your guests, gather the addresses, and get them printed on envelopes for free.
I’m so glad to have been able to work with Basic Invite on this post. If you’re getting married, go easy on yourself, and try Basic Invite as a one-stop shop for printing as well as online services. PLUS get yourself 15% off with code 15FF51 !
What print items do you love seeing in a wedding? Anything stand out to you in a wedding invitation?