Honest Confession: I love weddings. For a while after college I tried finding something I could do in the wedding industry – I tried planning (fail), invitation design (nope), and then took my hobby to the next level and became a wedding photographer (yay!). I cried at every wedding I attended (over 400), and I’m seriously still so in love with the industry even after retiring from it. My pastor’s daughter is in the middle of wedding planning, and it’s seriously all I can talk to her about – I’m sure she’s so sick of me by now. LOL.
There are so many facets to wedding planning that I don’t think any bride realizes when they’re just starting out, I know I didn’t! All I knew was that I had this amazing picture in my head that I had to execute. One of those visions was my invitations. I had this glorious image in my head of what I wanted them to look like, and it took 3 vendors and a crappy at home Canon printer to get them the way I envisioned. I wish Basic Invite had been around 12 years ago when I was planning my wedding.
I was so excited when I was approached by Basic Invite to write this sponsored post, as their site is a complete game changer in the wedding industry. If you’re looking for a one of a kind custom invitation that won’t break the bank, you need to check out them out. I recently stumbled upon them as I was looking for birthday invitations, but their heart and soul is weddings. With over 180 different color options, 3 different foil choices, and 40 envelope colors, the combinations are endless for what you can create. I got absorbed in the process of just being able to pick from 10 different shades of blue. Oh, and did you happen to fall in love with that invitation you just designed? No worries, they have a full suite to match. The site is so aesthetically pleasing and well organized that you can literally find anything at your fingertips. Check out their wedding invitation examples!
For those of us that need to touch and feel what we create before we order – they offer samples. Not just random, off the shelf, stock samples – they will ship you a sample of the invitation you create so you know exactly what you’re ordering before you order. I’m not sure if I can name another company off the top of my head that will do that.
So here’s another reason why I love Basic Invite – they love weddings as much as I do. Their site isn’t there to just simply sell you invitations, they offer free wedding websites, free printables (like an entire wedding planner), free table numbers and banners, guest books, coasters for wedding favors, save the date magnets and more – these people are invested! I feel like I can actually sense their heart for these overwhelmed brides that just need someone to help point them in the right direction. And not just that… they’re all so pretty. Can I just get married again (to the same guy of course) so I can use them? No? Well okay…
So for all of you wonderfully newly engaged and soon to be brides, Basic Invite is giving all of my readers 15% off through the end of March. Just use code: 15FF51 when you check out and voila! You’ve saved some dough that you can throw at getting a super great photographer (just not me)!