I get asked by my brides all the time where they can find wedding invitations online. I just recently had an experience with Basic Invites and I wanted to share it with you guys because they are seriously some beautiful wedding invitations that you can order online. Ummmm, yes, please! I'm not just talking wedding invitations, either. You can order all of the enclosure cards to go along with them - which includes RSVP cards, directions, hotel arrangement cards, gift registry, ceremony info and even matching thank you cards, save the dates, menus, place cards, bridal shower invites and wedding programs. It's like a one stop shop in wedding stationery! Read all about the site below. SPOILER ALERT: if you get to the very bottom of this blog, then a little surprise is waiting for you!
I ordered a sample wedding stationery set to use for styled photos and had a really hard time choosing which design I wanted to go with because there are literally hundreds to choose from! I ended up searching by theme because I had a general idea of the style I was going for. This could totally translate over to you if you're searching for an invitation that goes along with your wedding theme/vibe. It's helpful to remember that the wedding invitation is the first glimpse of your wedding that your guests are going to get. Having it tie in with the theme and colors of your wedding day is a must, in my opinion.
Once I landed on a design, it was time for the fun part - customizing! I was seriously surprised at how customizable every single bit of the invitations were. Every single element of the design can be customized by verbiage, font and even color. Yes, you can change the color to every single part of the invitation! That is so rare to find in online invitation ordering. I can't tell you how many times I've gone online to create a quick card for the holidays (because I take for-ev-er to design one myself) and I had to scrap the idea and design them on my own from scratch because I had hardly any control of the pre-designed templates online. I customize everything I touch, so to be able to have the type of creative control I need on a website like Basic Invites is a game changer.
There are over 180 color options and tons of fonts to choose from. That alone had me sold on this site, but there are so many other great and unique benefits, like the peel and seal envelopes - just take my money. I cannot tell you how long it took me to seal over 150 envelopes for my own wedding invitations. It's like one of those moments where I wish I could've cloned myself and had an assembly line going. Getting your invitations packaged and ready to drop in the mail is soooo time consuming. Any little bit of time I can save on the process - honey I'm taking it. Another way you can save time is by taking advantage of free envelope printing. Oh heck yes. Basic Invites also streamlines the way you collect addresses from your wedding guests. All you have to do is share a link with your guests and they can put their address in. Boom, it's that easy. That way you don't have to try and type up all the addresses into the system AND you don't have to worry about losing that scrap piece of paper you wrote Aunt Brenda's address on. All of your addresses will be in one spot, you'll get envelope printing for free AND you'll save time writing out all of those envelopes (trust me, your wrist and sanity will thank you).
Another really cool thing about Basic Invites is that you are able to order custom samples. Not many invitation websites allow you to do this. You can order samples on other sites but you don't get the opportunity to actually see word for word what your invite will say, along with all of your customizable elements such as colors or fonts. You're able to do all of that on Basic Invites. You'll be able to see the exact invite that will be going to your guests and you'll be able to choose the paper option you want before you order 300 invitations. With the custom sample option, you'll be able to see if all of your design choices work well together. And if they don't, then you didn't waste a lot of money, right? Definitely better than ordering hundreds of invites and not liking them!
You guys know that I don't talk up products that I don't love - I just can't. It's not in my nature. But the real tea is that I dig this invitation website. There is so much you're able to do and the quality is great. Not only that, but they photograph beautifully. I mean, just look at the photos! Of course that matters to me (duhhh, wedding photographer here), but knowing how beautiful this stationery is should matter to YOU. It's the first and last bit of your wedding experience your guests are going to have, and I know that experience is hella important to my couples and most couples out there.
So what if you're reading this but not getting married right now? No worries - they also have stationary for other events like baby showers, graduation, birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs and many others. Bookmark that website because you may need to use it in the near future!
Now, if you've gotten THIS far in this blog, then I think you deserve a little gift because ya'll, this was a lengthy one! You earned it. I've partnered with Basic Invite to get ya some savings on invitations. Woop woop! Below is a coupon code you can use to get 20% off your order! HECK YES!