Let's talk stationary, more specifically wedding save the dates. Whether you're a photographer or bride and groom, I think we can all agree that a beautiful wedding save the date card that is customized to fit your unique wedding style is vital. Everyone has an aesthetic in mind for their wedding. You should have the freedom to create stationary that matches that aesthetic right down to the shade of color you want. Basic Invite is a company that allows you to do just that!
Okay, I'm going to back up for a moment and touch on a couple of the key reasons I think stationary is so important. First off, you're sending these cards out to all of your guests, and I'd bet you with confidence that plenty of those guests you're inviting are going to hold on to your save the date card, maybe even post it on their fridge or board (I do). You should feel proud of the cards you're sending your guests and feel confident that they compliment your weddings theme and color palette.
Reason number two for why your stationary is so important - the beautiful flat lay photos you're going to get of them on your wedding day! As a wedding photographer, it's our job to not only capture the big moments, but all the lovely details you so carefully picked out and in-between moments. Those pretty shots of stationary laid out with wedding rings, ribbon, shoes, etc. that you see online, those are flat lays. They're a beautiful way to highlight and document sentimental details of your wedding day.
Stationary, important. The freedom to customize your wedding stationary, equally important. Picking a company that allows you the freedom to create you perfect stationary while making it easy to do so, vital. With all that being said, I want to circle back to Basic Invite, a company I am so excited to be partnering with on today's post. Here are some of the reasons I love them and think you will too!
Free Wedding Websites - Their wedding websites are completely customizable! They're mobile friendly and super easy to use. You can instantly upload all of your wedding details, images, and a convenient map with directions for your guests. They have 180 custom colors to choose from, and a design suite to match your wedding invitations!
Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. You can change the color of each element on a card, with over 180 different color options. The card can be exactly how you want it, down to the littlest detail. This truly sets them apart from any other online stationery company.
Custom Samples - Basic Invite allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their invitation, so they can see the card’s paper quality and how it will print before they have to place their final order.
Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - They are just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different envelope colors so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of our envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be closed quickly and easily.
Over 900 Wedding Invitation Sets - Each of Basic Invite's wedding invitations is part of a set. They have all the wedding stationery you need, like save the dates, wedding invitations, enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs, and even matching thank you cards!
Free Address Collection Service - They offer customers a free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link via social media or email, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing.
Seal & Send Wedding Invitations - Basic Invite's seal and send wedding invitations are an all-in-one wedding invitation with a tear-off RSVP postcard included! The Seal & Send is their newest collection and brides are LOVING them. Currently, they offer them in over 30 designs including our ever-popular foil options, and, like their other products, they are customizable. What's special about the Seal & Sends is that guest's addresses are printed on the front of each invitation so no envelope is necessary! All you have to do is share a link, collect guest addresses, and upload them onto your design. Once you receive your order all you have to do is add postage, fold your invites, and secure them with a sticker! Simple and easy.
Simple and easy is exactly how I'd describe my experience with Basic Invite, picking and customizing wedding stationary samples to photograph. I had a very specific simple, light, vintage, and earthy style I wanted to find, and they had so many beautiful vintage save the date postcards to choose from. Needless to say, I really enjoyed looking through them to find the perfect design and getting to tweak the colors to fit the tones I wanted for the styled shoot. I really hope you go check them out. Not only do I love their stationary, but I was so impressed with their service. I got my samples delivered to me so quickly and a kind email from customer service. It's the simple things like that that go such a long way, in my opinion.
If you do decide to check them out (which I obviously think you should), here are some platforms you can find Basic Invite at...