Engagements, Styled Shoot, Weddings

January 25, 2019

Creative Save the Dates with Basic Invite

This year has given me an interesting perspective of being a bride and a vendor at the same time. As I’ve started planning all the details of my own wedding, I’ve found a few tips for brides-to-be to make the whole process so much easier. Let’s talk paper goods!

Basic Invite is a custom stationery company that makes choosing stationery SO easy. It’s totally free to create your design and they have literally hundreds of choices (over 900 to be exact) for your save the dates, wedding invitations, shower invitations, and even favors! They also have over 40 different envelope colors, so no matter what your wedding color palette is, they’ve got you covered. Basic Invite is great for brides who want a super hands-on experience as well as brides who are looking for an easy solution to stationery.

One thing I love to see as a photographer is when clients use their engagement photos in their wedding stationery. Basic Invite has so many options for creative save the dates for weddings that allow you to show off your engagement photos. Another way you can share your photos is to create coaster favors for the wedding day.

With Basic Invite, you can order customizable samples of different products so you can see and feel them in person before making your final decision. Anthony and I had some fun playing around with different save the dates for our own wedding. My personal favorite was the card that used one of my favorite engagement photos, but the transparent card was also super unique and fun! The magnet sample that I ordered was another favorite. The image was great quality (super important to me as a photographer) but it also is ideal for guests because they can just pop it on their fridge as is. We also created a coaster sample to try because deciding on a favor has been a real challenge for us in our planning process. They are beautiful and would look amazing with a photo on them!

Another product that I’ve seen a few times with my own clients and friends are the Seal & Send Wedding Invitations. These are awesome because it’s just one piece with a detachable RSVP postcard for your guests to mail back. The assembly is super easy (just fold and seal) and for my eco-conscious brides, it saves a lot of paper! It’s a win-win if you ask me!

If you’re having trouble picking out save the dates or wedding invitations, hop on over to Basic Invite for help!

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