We are big believers that printed stationery – we’re talking real paper with real stamps being mailed directly to the recipient – is so special. When Matt and I were planning our wedding, we loved talking about all the fun details we would incorporate. Scrolling through Pinterest and creating our dream wedding board was top of the list. Figuring out what color flowers we were going to incorporate, what sort of seating we had envisioned, and what our paper products would look like were just a few of the many design elements we discussed. We met with local invitation companies to discuss the process, but they were out of budget. We really didn’t know if we wanted to go with traditional invitations since they seemed to be out of our budget or if Evites were our only option. Luckily, in this day and age, there are websites that make deciding, designing and mailing so much easier and budget friendly, so that you can stick with your traditional invitation suite you’ve been eyeing and stay away from the dreaded Evite.
We understand the pull of an Evite – don’t get us wrong. Being able to plug in all of your friends’ & family’s email addresses and simply click ‘send’ can save a TON of time. You don’t have to write down all the addresses, stuff the envelopes or lick hundreds of stamps. You don’t have to worry about paper cuts or invitations getting a ‘return to sender’ stamp on the front. But, you don’t have to settle! Using Basic Invite’s free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing. This has got to be one of the hardest processes when going through your wedding planning.
When looking for your dreamy invitation suite, whether for a wedding, birthday party or holiday dinner, color and customization is key. One of the most helpful tools about the internet is finding websites that offer instant previews online. Once you select a design, being able to change the color of each element can be extremely helpful. You’re able to make sure the card is exactly how you want it – down to the littlest detail.
When you’re going through the design process of your invitations for your wedding, we think printed invitations are always the better option. But, when playing around on those fancy websites that offer customization, they don’t always offer a free sample. This isn’t a game changer, but it is a win when you are able to see what your design looks AND feels like in your hand. Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation. You’ll be able to see the exact size, feel the paper, and even look at all the add ons before you bulk order.
Thank you to Basic Invite for partnering with us on this post! All thoughts & opinions are our own.