3 Things to Consider When Creating Wedding Invites
Apr 23, 2018 | By: Jenee Cook Photography
Guest Feature: Basic Invite
I'm so excited to feature this blog post written by Basic Invite for Jenee Cook Photography Brides! Their stationery is fully customizable to the theme of your wedding from chic elegance to beautiful rustic vibes. I've spent hours pouring through their website to make sure I really really do love them...and I'm happy to say that I DO and so much so that I have decided to partner with them!!
Their site is beautiful, easy to use and there are just so many options. I love that they offer FREE wedding websites, that with Priority Mail you can receive your order in 5 business days, and how much thought as gone into their gorgeous wedding suits. They have thought of everything from stickers, to the exact envelope color to match your day to the option of even having one of the engagement photos we create be the liner to those envelopes!
Invites are the first impression you give to your guests about your wedding day. Your guests will know how to dress, what to expect and know that you will be hosting a high-quality event based on the invites. Set the tone for your day with a good impression by sending these beautiful invites.
Springtime means brides and vendors alike are prepping and planning like crazy in order to get ready for that special day. As vendors it’s our job to plan and execute things flawlessly, but as a bride you might not always have that fine attention to detail that you need. Let’s face it, being busy as a bride is inevitable, but it’s not always ideal.
Taking into consideration organized ways of doing things, planning ahead, or even planning for the worst is something vital, but oftentimes overlooked. When it comes to photography, I’m a pro, but when Basic Invite reached out to me to team up on a wedding invitation collaboration, I thought what better way to give my clients and brides the resources they need for aspects outside of their wedding photos?!
So, on behalf of the online stationery company, Basic Invite, and a vendor you will love, here is a list of three things to consider when creating your custom wedding invitations.
Style, Design, and Aesthetic It’s all about the custom look! The fun part about creating custom designed wedding invitations is that you get to play designer! Keep in mind your style as a couple and the aesthetic you’re trying to achieve on your wedding day.
Then, use those elements as inspiration for your wedding invitation to achieve a clear and cohesive look. Why? Because this will help give your guests a sense of what to expect which can change attire, gift choices, and the overall mood of your day.
Timelines & Etiquette Keeping in mind a timeline during your planning process is key to a successful wedding and keeping in mind the timeline of your guest’s shows proper etiquette and is something to always consider.
From the time you send out your save the dates you want to be sure you have a proper plan moving forward. Sending save the dates gives guests plenty of time to look ahead at their schedules but following up with a wedding invitation and enclosure cards promptly is the next step. That way your guests have time to make plans and rsvp without feeling pressure.
The Extras Set aside time and money for the extras such as postage, mailing time, follow up phone calls and emails, etc.
Planning is key to having a successful wedding and Basic Invite has tons of resources all over their website to help with the stationery side of things. Their free wedding websites are a great tool that can help keep you and your guests up to date and organized. Their websites come in some of Basic Invite’s most beautiful templates so you can match your wedding invitations with rsvp postcard to your website!
With over 800 wedding invitation designs and endless customization options Basic Invite is the vendor to turn to when it comes to invites just be sure to keep these three tips in mind and you’ll be golden! Because I have become a Partner, Jenee Cook Photography clients can get up to 40% off!!! Use code JCPVips.
How amazing are these FREE wedding websites that Basic Invites has gifted!
Include your engagement photos, your love story, where you are registered, instructions and maps in a gorgeous organized site personalized to your wedding theme.
Another feature that I love about Basic Invite is the ability to order samples of the invite you have designed before committing to a large order!
In fact, they are one of the only companies that offer samples that are 100% customized with your colors, wording and more. They recommend sampling your card in multiple paper types to ensure you get the paper type that is perfect for you. Each sample comes with a free color swatch guide should you need to make any adjustments to colors after you receive your sample.
Basic Invite is located in Saint George, UT with a passionate team that has been creating the perfect card for every event since 2006. With Basic Invite you "Customize Everything!" www.basicinvite.com