This post was sponsored by Basic Invite; however, these are my honest, personal opinions.
Wedding Planning What-Ifs
Four months ago, Ivan and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. (I genuinely don’t know where the time went.) In fifteen years, we’ve had enough friends and family tying the knot that I’m struggling with some serious jealousy over these amazing ceremonies. At 23 years old, I didn’t know what I was doing with my own wedding planning.
One of the very first decisions to make was the stationery. Save the dates, shower invitations, wedding invitations, response cards, thank you notes, etc. While my approach ended up being very basic and classic, I think if I had to plan the wedding all over again, I might opt for something a bit more floral—we do love wildflowers. Or maybe I’d go with mountains or fir trees—we do enjoy traveling. Let’s not forget that I’m an artist by trade, so I could consider something with a hint of watercolor.
Basic Invite: Wedding Invitations and More
Basic Invite is the resource I wish I’d had for my planning. All of those ideas I just listed are available in their wedding invitations template. And everything is so customizable; you have creative control to make your invitations (and accompanying stationery) uniquely yours.
Testing the Template Designs
- Text – Edit the text, font, size, placement, etc. to meet your needs.
- Foil – The foil designs offer options in gold, silver, and rose gold (swoon), and you can select raised or flat foiled elements.
- Shape – You can choose from different invitation shapes to add an elegant touch.
- Color – This is an incredibly important element because the flowers, gowns, decorations, and cake often share a common color theme in weddings. Basic Invite has over 180 colors to choose from, guaranteeing that you’ll find what you need. And if you’re a fan of instant gratification, you’ll love the live preview of your color edits online.
For my invitation, I chose to stick with the original text style. I opted for rounded corners, and switched the watercolor gradient from hunter and eucalyptus to dark cloud and incognito. The results are dreamy, artsy, and woodsy. I can’t think of a better theme to fit Ivan and myself. Glancing at the list of matching related stationery below my invitation, I now find myself wanting to plan an extravagant, forested vow renewal.
Basic Invite Makes It Easy
Basic Invite knows the ins and outs of designing invitations for special occasions. They know how to make the experience frustration-free and rewarding. They have amazing custom options, hundreds of designs, and an intuitive website.
Peel and seal envelopes in over 40 different colors save you the hassle of running one of those drippy envelope sealers across hundreds of flaps—or, even worse, licking them all, Yuck! Plus, Basic Invite offers customers an address capturing service where you can create a link on your social media for wedding guests to input their addresses. Basic Invite then stores the addresses in your account and you can have them printed on your cards for free!
When you think you’ve finally perfected your card, but you want to be absolutely sure, Basic Invite has you covered. Unlike other sites that require a bulk order for printing, you can order a sample of your custom card and make sure it meets your expectations.
If you’re past your wedding, but not far enough that you’re ready to start planning your vow renewal, don’t miss all of the other stationery available at Basic Invite. Christmas cards, business cards, birthday parties, announcements, showers, and so much more!
Until the end of September, Basic Invite is offering 15% off everything! Use the code 15FF51 to receive the discount.