Today, on the blog I have Katie Scott from Basic Invite sharing 5 simple and amazing tips for choosing the perfect wedding invitation!
Expert tips?! Yes, please!
1. Start Early
Planning is key when it comes to the perfect wedding invitation. Regardless of your timeline from engagement to wedding day, planning as soon as you are ready and able is the key to success. Starting early can include spending some time on Pinterest, various wedding blogs, and getting all the bridal inspiration you can handle! Create a vision board for your wedding and then one for your wedding invitations. This will help you gain a sense of what the perfect invite means to you. Notice if you have theme trends or design preferences. Then choose your colors, play around with designs and customizations and always order some samples. Getting a head start will make the process much more enjoyable and leaves room for indecision and any hiccups that come with the wedding planning process.
2. Incorporate Your Wedding Theme
Creating the perfect wedding invitation is so much easier with a theme in mind. Whether theme means colors, style, season, or a combination of those… incorporating the overall aesthetic of your wedding and the surrounding festivities is always helpful. It will keep your eye on the prize (the perfect wedding invitation) and will make it easier for you to narrow down your choices and really dive deep into the design process.
3. Show Your Style
The perfect wedding invitation is not going to look the same for everyone, but that’s the beauty of this being your time! Instead of sticking to the straight and narrow (unless tradition is your style) spice up your invites with a touch of your individual style as a couple. Opt for a colorful invitation if you are an eclectic bride or choose a foil design if you’re all about the glitz and glam! There are so many ways to incorporate your personality into your paper products.
4. Envelope Address Printing Is a Must
Probably the most daunting task when it comes to wedding invitations – collecting addresses and addressing envelopes. This is why envelope address printing is a must! It’s easy, creates a clean look, and makes for a much faster process. Forget about the hand cramps and 150 texts and calls to your guests asking for their addresses. Instead, use Basic Invite‘s address printing services to collect addresses online in three easy steps! Share a link, collect addresses, and upload your guest list to be printed for free.
5. Don’t Skimp on Thank You Cards
By the time you get to the thank you cards it is possible you are pretty worn out but thank you cards are a must and skimping on them isn’t the best etiquette. Order your thank you cards when you order your wedding invitations. Match them to your invites to create a simple and cohesive look. With your envelopes already addressed you are one step closer to the finish line. Your guests will appreciate the thought and if you bring your thank you cards on your honeymoon you can write them on the plane! Done and done!
Thank you so much for sharing these amazing tips Katie! I know my brides are going to love them!
If you have yet to check out Basic Invite, prepare to be amazed! With over 200 suites to choose from, you’ll be able to find the perfect invitation for your big day! They offer almost limitless color options for invitations and 40 for envelope colors (seriously!), so you can customize to your heart’s content. Once you have, you can order a sample online to make sure it looks exactly how you want it to in print before placing your final order. They also offer a complimentary address collection service and envelope printing. What’s not to love?
What’s your favorite tip? Let me know in the comments below!
(Images courtesy of Basic Invite)