Basic Invite – Wedding Invitation Samples & Photo Guest Books

COVID has definitely put a lot of weddings on pause and new invitations will be needed for your new rescheduled date next year!

Basic Invite offers free wedding invitation samples so you can actually see and feel a few invitations before you even order your own! I know personally being a Type A, I don’t always trust ordering things online because I can’t see or feel it, but knowing you can customize an invitation suite and see a sample before you place an order is such a huge relief to me.

With so many different papers types and weights, being able to hold samples is a great way to make sure you are ordering what you really want! They allow you to customize the names, location, style, paper, shape, and even the colors! They have over 180 colors to choose from, and they can all be used to customize your samples. Most invitation samples from other sites will send you a generic sample with defaulted names and locations, so this is a great feature!

Just when you thought that was everything you needed to know, they also have 40 different colored envelopes! While white invites are probably easiest to read, they certainly aren’t the prettiest. If you know anything about me, you know I love color so this is a huge perk for me. When I did my own invitations, they came with a plain ol’ white envelope and it drove me crazy, so I had to sit there and draw on each invite so I could make it my own. (I definitely don’t recommend that!) And what’s even better than the color selection? They’re all peel and stick so say goodbye to licking 200 envelopes!!

Just when you thought that was it, that’s not all the perks Basic Invite has to offer! They also have a free (yes, 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. Do you even know how much time this would have saved me instead of hunting all our guests down for their addresses and all the hours it took for me to write them out!?

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So let’s recap:

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 is what sets us apart from any other online stationery company and is our biggest draw.

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.

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Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – They are just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with our invitations. Couples can choose from over 40 different envelope colors so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of the envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be closed quickly and easily. 

Over 900 Wedding Invitation Sets – Each of their 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 – Use the 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 – Seal and send wedding invitations are an all-in-one wedding invitation with a tear-off RSVP postcard included! The Seal & Send is the newest collection and brides are LOVING them. Currently, they offer them in over 30 designs including our ever-popular foil options, and, like our 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.

And that’s not all Basic Invite does! One other really popular trend now is having a photo wedding guest book. Honestly, I wish I had done it myself! With a standard guest book, there aren’t many ways to leave it on display or really ever look at it again. I encourage couples to take the photos from their engagement session and create their guest book. Having your photo on the cover almost forces you to put it on display in your home, and I mean, why wouldn’t you?!

Be sure to check Basic Invite out and give their free samples a try!


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