This weekend Robin and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary! Time has really flown by, and I can’t believe how wonderful our marriage has been. Everyone says the first few years of married life are the hardest, but they’ve been the best years of my life, so if the “worst” is behind us, I’m so excited to see what the future holds! Every year for our anniversary we re-read our vows to each other and look over a box filled with our memories of our relationship things like plane tickets, letters we’ve written to one another, event and concert tickets, hotel key cards and city maps of places we’ve visited, and even our wedding stationery, thank you cards, etc. I was so excited that Basic Invite, the place we ordered our wedding stationery from, contacted me to collaborate, because we are still so happy that we chose them four years ago, and I am excited to tell you why we chose them, in case you have a grad party, wedding, or other celebration coming up soon and need some inspiration!
We were so happy to find Basic Invite while we were preparing for our wedding, because they made sending beautiful wedding invitations, RSVP cards, thank you notes, and even creating our own wedding website (which was free by the way, and only took a few moments to set up!), a breeze. Four years later, our stationery from Basic Invites feels beautiful, modern, and yet still timeless and elegant. One of our favorite parts of Basic Invite was that we could order samples of what we were considering (most places don’t allow you to do this!), before placing an actual order so we could get an idea of how the invites would look and feel before investing in a few hundred of them. The preview feature Basic Invite has allowed us to preview what we were creating in real time, and had nearly endless color options so that we could customize our wedding stationery and see what it would look like before we order, which is also something that surprisingly, not all websites allow for either. This made designing and creating our invitations, thank you cards, and more stress-free and simple!
It was also so simple to find stationery that coordinated with our blue and green color scheme (our two favorite colors, which also represented the blue sky and turquoise waters that surround the state of Michigan where we both grew up, and the green of our eyes and the color of plants and the outdoors we both love so much), because everything was part of sets that you can completely customize, mix and match, and so much more. Plus, they have more than 40 different types of envelopes to choose from, so no two wedding invitations will ever be the same.
Here are some examples of their incredible work. I’d love to share ours, but because it has our home address on it, and other sensitive information, I’m going to showcase some of my favorite examples from their site, used with permission.
If you want to see more of their work, or get ideas from them, check out their social media linked here: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or head to their website, basicinvite.com. We received so many compliments on our wedding stationery, and we were so happy with all of the ways we could customize our wedding invitations, plus that we were able to make our own wedding website for free in just a few simple steps meant we could focus on other things on our wedding check list. I hope you’ll check this site out, and pass this along to anyone you know who is getting married, because I wouldn’t change a single about our experience with Basic Invite!
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