Basic Invite – Perfect Invitation Resource!

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Every love, every wedding, and every moment is unique. When it comes to capturing these special moments between two people, I strive to tell the story of who you were, who you are, and who you will become by capturing the essence of your love — the way you look at each other from across the room like no one else is there, the way you hold each other close and tenderly kiss, and the way your eyes glitter when you say, “I do.” It’s forever love.

Forever Love by Mariah Gentry Photography

There is something magical about receiving an invitation in the mail – especially a custom wedding invitation. The excitement pulses through you as you carefully open the seal and tug out the letter. The feeling of joy when you see the announcement. The moment quiet as you touch the luxurious invitation and imagine that special day.

I adore everything about beautifully crafted invitations. The texture, detail, and color all weave together into the story of your love. Whether it’s announcing your engagement with a save-the-date, celebrating your wedding with an invitation, or sharing the sweet joy of a new baby, invitations punctuate our lives into important milestones and cherished moments.

Rings and Invite Inspiration | Mariah Gentry Photography

When I arrive at a wedding, I always love to capture shots of the invitations because they mark the starting point of your journey together. Whether it’s delicately placing your rings just above the date or using your bouquet as a backdrop, your invitations frame your love. With Basic Invite, you can design gorgeous (and I mean GORGEOUS!!!) stationery for all of your special moments.

First off, let’s just talk about Basic Invite’s style. Oh my goodness, where do I even begin? Basic Invite offers some of the best custom wedding invitations out there. Whether it’s the gold foil or the stunning floral designs, the styles are endless, elegant, and most importantly timeliness. Basic Invite’s designs are absolutely swoon worthy. Endless designs, unlimited colors, custom samples, envelopes (they even have envelope sparkly inserts!), and everything is backed by their Love it Guarantee! That’s right, if you don’t love it, they will make it right! Now, let’s dive into all the good stuff!

When they say that you can choose from almost every color, they truly mean almost every single color under the rainbow! Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. When you start customizing your design, you will quickly realize that everything is adjustable. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options. So, you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it – down to the littlest detail.

Bridal Shower by Basic Invite

The base design templates feature everything from watercolored floral patterns to elegant gold foil calligraphy that will stand out with elegance and simplicity. You can select from simple invitations, save-the-date magnets, or you can opt for a decadent pocket invitation complete with sparkly belly band.

Imagine ordering over 200 invitations and never knowing how they will look, feel, or read in person Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order!

Mariah Gentry Photography Palisades Restaurant Wedding in Seattle

Match Your Floral Colors | Mariah Gentry Photography

The unwrapping for your gorgeous invitation is almost as important as the invite itself! It’s the first thing you see poking out of your mailbox. It’s the first thing you touch before opening the envelope to reveal a special event! With over 40 different colors of envelopes, your envelope will be the center of attention before its even opened. My other favorite aspect of Basic Invite the amazing envelope liners that you can use to add a pop of color or a little floral peek-a-boo. You can create that very expensive and couture looks without hiring a custom design.  All of their envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed without hassle.

Craving a whole set? With over 200 wedding invitation sets, you seriously can’t go wrong. From pretty pinks to deep navy blues, these complimentary sets will take your invite to the next level.  You can find everything from save the dates to bridal shower invites and wedding invitations, enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards! Do your whole wedding in one place to ensure that everything matches, perfectly!

One of the hardest parts of doing invitations is tracking down addresses and handwriting them on each envelope. Can you imagine how excited I was when I heard about the free address collection service that Basic Invite features?! You simply share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing. So easy!

Now, you are probably thinking to yourself, these are so gorgeous but they have to be really expensive?! Budget brides, listen up! Some of their cards start at just $0.62 each. For 100 guests, that’s just $62. Looking for an even better deal? Be sure to check out their frequent online codes for up to 15% off.

Photographs of invitations are courtesy of Basic Invite


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