We remember preparing for our wedding like it was yesterday. Whether that is from the sheer excitement of getting married or the overwhelming feelings of all that we had to then accomplish, we’re not sure. So, if we could go back and tell ourselves a thing or two differently one of those wound be the following. Find a site like basicinvite.com.
I honestly had never heard of them until Katie from Basic Invite reached out to introduce herself and their product, she knew that it would be something that would help our amazing brides and grooms out and I am so grateful! First of all, a wedding rsvp website service that also does wedding invitation? Win-win. This way, you can choose a theme that is truly a theme – it’ll flow from the website, to the invitations, to the rest of the details of your day – without all of the heavy lifting.
We made our invitations in a Publisher document. I spent hours making sure every color and detail was right but it didn’t come close to the beauty of Basic Invite’s details. You can pick an invite, personalize it down to each color for each item, edit and move text to where you’d like, change the type of paper/foil/shape, select your envelope, and even add a pocket on your envelope for more details! Literally, it’s a one stop shop for those of you looking to save time and effort. What makes it better? Clear communication. They let you know right away the timeframe you’re looking at in getting your invites so there is no need to go through all the work to then get to the order confirmation and find out it’s past your deadline. You can also use the same look to make save-the-dates, ceremony cards, place cards, thank you cards, guest book, and more. Worried about your invite not turning out how you expected it? They got you covered. They even let you order a sample so that you can rest assured it’ll print right on the perfect paper to put your heart at ease before ordering in bulk.
Now let’s turn to the website side of things. Let’s face it, we pretty much live online today, so you want a website that is convenient, consistent, and gorgeous! Oh, how about free? Yup! I made my own pretend wedding rsvp website within 15 minutes on my computer. I have to say I’m pretty impressed – it’s beautiful and if I hadn’t already been through all of this myself and guiding couples through this now, I would be grateful that it has already thought out so many things that I might have missed. (Want to see the pretend site?)From this, you can collect not only RSVPs but addresses to send the real, fancy invites. You can also download placecard names – that’s right, it saves you from typing them all -- sigh of relief, right?
So, let’s review. Basic Invites has free wedding websites, almost unlimited colors and over 800 invitation sets, 40 different colors of envelopes, the ability to get a custom sample before ordering all of them, and has a free address collection service? Yes, yes it does. The best part of all? They’re willing to give you 20% off because they’ve teamed up with me to bring you products that help your wedding run smoother.
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