Create Custom Wedding Invitations with Basic Invite
OOOHHHHHHH MYYYY GOOODNESSSS. You beautiful busy wedding planning bee. I have found something that is going to make your life a little easier and your engagement/wedding a lot prettier!
If you are starting to think about printed invitations of ANY kind, let me introduce you to Basic Invite.
Fun fact about me: I graduated college with a degree in graphic design and currently work as a graphic designer in addition to my photography business. I get giddy over good typography and design. As a photographer, I love seeing a thoughtfully designed wedding suite that ties into the look and feel of the wedding. It really does pull those wedding details photos together.
One of the coolest features Basic Invite offers is the instant online preview. Once you find a design you love, you can actually type in your info and it will instantly show you what your names and info would look like in the design. You can also customize the invitation with over 180 different colors including gold, silver and rose gold foil. Yes, you read that right. OVER 180 DIFFERENT COLOR OPTIONS! They also have real wood invitations and clear cards that you can customize. I'm telling you, when I first browsed through their website I was like a kid in a candy store! Here's a look at how easy the customization process is:
If you have already hired a graphic designer or if you are a designer yourself, you also have the option of uploading art to their site and ordering products with your custom design.
Once you get your details and colors just right and you're loving the digital preview but would really love to see it in person, you are able to order a custom sample - yep, it's custom with your names and colors! You can even order samples of your entire wedding suite so you can see how the colors print and feel the paper quality before placing an entire order.
Alright, so let's say you've chosen the one... the invite of your dreams. Now what? I remember this being one of the trickiest parts of the wedding planning process: gathering addresses from everyone on your guest list! A lucky few of you have maybe had a sibling get married within the last year or two and you can steal most of their address list (you lucky duck!), but for the rest of us it can be a large to-do. Have no fear! Basic Invite offers a free address collection service that helps simplify this step. All you have to do is create your free wedding website through Basic Invite and share your address collection link - the addresses will be collected and then printed for free on envelopes for you. Such a time saver!
Are you ready to get started on all things print for your wedding?!! To be honest, I'm surprised if you've made it this far into this post without hopping over to their site to type your name onto different invite designs! Go on, you know you want to try it!