Wedding Invitation Templates with Basic Invite!
As a wedding blogger, I love to have my finger on the pulse of the wedding industry. That means constantly scouring viral-worthy social media content of wedding days. Following the latest trends, and keeping up with wedding pros who are changing the game with their own unique perspective!! I personally love wedding pros that make it easy for couples to express their own unique sense of style while honoring their love story. You know, the ones that aren’t afraid to up-level the planning wedding process by providing modern-day takes on wedding traditions!
A big part of pulling your guests into your experience-based wedding starts with your wedding invitation suite! Your invitation suite is the very first touch point that your guests will experience of your wedding. Your invitation suite conveys so much more than just the details of when & where. From your color palette, to style, and overall vibe of your wedding, your invitation sets the expectation of your wedding day experience for your guests!
From sunflower invitations to black tie and everything in between Basic Invite is basically wedding invitation template heaven! I know all too well that planning a wedding comes with a big side of decision fatigue. So, in this post, I thought it would be fun to walk through some of the most important key points in the process of searching for your perfect-for-you wedding invitation suite with Basic Invite!
The usual time frame for ordering your wedding invitations is “typically” around 6-9 months before your wedding day. I say typically because, of course, that date range can be wider if you’re having a destination wedding. Or it can be shorter if you’re having an intimate wedding near home. Lastly, if you plan on ordering a wedding invitation template sample from Basic Invite, then you’ll need to add an additional 1 to 2 weeks to your ordering process. This will all depend on whether you choose standard, priority, or rush shipping for your sample.
Do you have to order a sample? No, you don’t “have” to order a sample. However, Basic Invite is one of the very few websites that allows their couples to order a printed sample of their invitation before placing a final order. So, if you really want to lean into your wedding day experience and hold your actual wedding invitation in your hand before mailing them out to your guests, then it might be the best option for you! All of those factors considered, you want your invitations to be delivered, in hand, to your guests at least 6-8 weeks prior to the date of your wedding.
Already have your wedding day color palette? Perfect! Adhering to your color palette with every design & detail choice of the wedding planning process is huge for your experience-based wedding! It can be beyond frustrating to fall in love with a wedding invitation template that you like the style of, only to find out that it’s not even offered in your color palette. Massive frustration ensues. Leaving you questioning whether you should ditch your wedding day color palette and just go with the wedding invitation template you fell in love with. The answer to that is no by the way!
Your color palette will evoke the senses while conveying a feeling. For example, a monochromatic color palette of white conveys a crisp, classic, airy feeling! A color palette of maroon, burnt orange, and jungle green conveys warmth. So ditching your color palette for a wedding invitation template without the option to customize; not an option! Which is another fab thing about ordering through Basic Invite. They have over one hundred and eighty, (180!) colors to choose from. Basically ensuring that your wedding invitation suite stays true to your wedding day vision by pulling your color palette into the very first touch point of your wedding.
Pre-printed address labels are a big no when sending out your wedding invitations to guests. The proper etiquette for addressing wedding invitation envelopes is handwriting, calligraphy, or printed (direct to the envelope) calligraphy. So by now, you might be wondering if your ordering timeline has been blown completely out of the water. After all, now you need additional time to get your envelopes to a calligrapher, right? Not exactly!
Basic Invite’s ordering process has an address-capturing service that allows you to share a customized link on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and basically any social media website, to request your guest’s addresses. From there your guest’s addresses are stored in your account and can be selected during the design process of your order. So how does that help you shorten your ordering timeline and take a detour from the added expense of hiring a calligrapher to address your wedding invitation suite? Basic Invite will print all of your guest’s addresses on the mailing envelopes, at no additional cost! It truly does not get any easier, or more stress-free than that!
Thank you to Basic Invite for partnering with me on this post! Though I received compensation for this post, all opinions & thoughts expressed are 1,000% my own!