Disclaimer – This post is sponsored by Basic Invite. Basic Invite is an online stationery company providing wedding invitations, birth announcements, graduation announcements, and quality stationery for all of life’s moments. All opinions are 100% my own.
When I got engaged, I knew I would be very hands-on with my wedding. I wanted to DIY any aspect of it I could to keep my costs down and customize it to fit the style of my husband and I. Like most brides, I added custom details to my wedding by making my own jewelry and adding special DIY touches to my centerpieces.
One DIY area most brides won’t attempt is their stationery, specifically their invitations. They assume they need to know graphic design to take on a task like designing custom invitations. I ended up making my own invitations for my wedding. Since I don’t have a degree in graphic design, I kept the style of my invitations super simple with just basic font mixing. They turned out fine, but they were very simple and took a ton of time to make.
I recently found out about Basic Invite. Man, where was this place when I was planning and DIYing my wedding?!?! Their website is serious eye candy for any bride-to-be looking to design custom wedding invitations. Had I known about Basic Invite when I was creating my wedding invites (and stationery) the look and feel of them would have been way more professional with pretty details and the process of creating them myself would have taken way less time. As a bride-to-be saving time is a must since you are juggling a million to-dos at once!
Now that I know about Basic Invite, I want to help all of you brides out there by sharing the details of this amazing online stationery shop and how you can create your own gorgeous wedding stationery. Yep, it can be done and you can do it yourself! Here are some of the details of what Basic Invite provides so you can make your wedding stationery affordable and gorgeous!
They have (almost) unlimited colors. Different websites offer custom color options, but at Basic Invite they allow their customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Yep, go ahead and choose that mossy green you love (that has a hint of grey in it and probably only exist is nature) because it can be added to your wedding stationery! Another element that makes Basic Invite different from other online stationery companies is the amount of customization they allow their customers. Once a design has been selected, the color of the elements can be changed. There are over 180 different color options to choose from. This allows customers to truly create a card that is exactly what they want!
You can order custom samples. Basic Invite is one of the few online stationery companies that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print and get a feel for the paper quality before they place their final order. You guys, this is amazing. You get to see the invitation you created (in the flesh) before you order 200+ of them. This saves so many headaches of ordering your invitations (without seeing them) and praying they are exactly what you want. You have enough on your plate to stress about as bride; this service will take the worry of your custom invitations off that very full plate.
They have over 800 wedding invitation sets to choose from. That’s right 800+ options of cute wedding invitations for you to choose from until you find the design that fits your style! They just rolled out their new clear collection, added rose gold to their foil line, and introduced foil place cards. You really can’t go wrong with foil details and the clear invites are beautiful!
Each of their wedding invitations is part of a set, which means you can find everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and thank you cards. Not only can you get all of your wedding stationery with one click, but it will all match. Best.News.Ever.
Once you’ve selected your fun wedding invitations, it’s time to keep the cute going with over 40 different colors of envelopes. You don’t want to send your guests an invitation in a plain white envelope do you? The answer is “No”. Basic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with their invitations. You get to choose from over 40 different colors so you can make your invitation stand out even before it is opened! Oh, and you don’t have to worry about licking yucky glue to seal these bad boys. Nope. All of their envelopes are peel and seal so they can be quickly and securely closed. Winning!
Another feature Basic Invite offers is a free address collection service. They’ve made one of the more unpleasant tasks of sending out invitations super easy. You can use their free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing. It’s as easy as that! Having the ability to pick out your wedding invitation design and customize it to fit your style is super amazing, but this feature comes pretty darn close to matching that level of excitement!
You can also add a gorgeous keepsake guest book to your big day. Basic Invite allows you to personalize a wedding guest book that is the perfect addition to your wedding day stationery. These customizable guest books have a ring hidden inside which allows them to lay perfectly flat for a classy and convenient look. Since your guest book will have sweet words and well-wishes, you’ll want this to be beautiful so you can display it for years to come.
Man, everything Basic Invites offers makes me want to get married all over again just so I can make the most gorgeous wedding stationery ever! The good news is you now know about this awesome online stationery so you can make your wedding invitations and stationery chic and fabulous. If you’re like me and have already done the wedding dance, you can still get super cute stationery from Basic Invite. They have customizable invitations for birthdays, showers, baptisms, and so much more! Basic Invite will be your go-to stationery shop starting with your wedding and beyond!