Basic Invite recently approached me, asking if I would review their online stationery service. I can honestly say, I was slightly ashamed that I had not heard of Basic Invite prior to them contacting me. I was instantly blown away by their products and extremely excited to share this on my blog, especially as they ship worldwide.
For those of you who are looking to get creative and customise your own wedding or event stationery, Basic Invite have everything you need and more! From Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations all the way through to Birth Announcements, Business Cards and Personalised Stickers. Offering a fully customisable and extremely user-friendly service, Basic Invite are there to ensure you are able create your dream stationery.
With thousands of designs to choose from, you are pretty much guaranteed to find a style that will suit your theme and personality. All of the beautiful collections are fully customisable, you can change fonts, layouts, and even the finish of your stationery. Smooth coat, shimmer, matte, velvet matte high-quality cardstock. I was blown away by the options that Basic Invite have to offer.
When it comes to colour, you have an extensive variety of shades to choose from, 168 to be exact! Tangerine Orange, Deep Sea Blue, Grasshopper Green and Raisin Purple. Basic Invite have explored beyond the rainbow so that you can match your colour scheme more effectively. This injection of colour is also included in their peel and seal envelopes (no licking required), with over 40 colours to choose from. You can also choose beautiful envelope liners, I do love an envelope liner!
Brides will find endless wedding stationery options. Each individual design is a matching set. If you are ordering your save the dates you can also create your invitations, RSVP, thank-you cards and even belly bands all in the same range. With so much choice it can of course be a little overwhelming. Basic Invite have you covered with their Inspiration Gallery, here you can scroll at your leisure through a variety of unique stationery designs. Each beautiful image has a quick and easy link which enables you to shop that particular range. I got incredibly excited at one point and ended up creating my own wedding invitations (not currently engaged, but I decided it would be a good idea).
Working with stationery designers is an important part of my job, I am extremely fussy when it comes to paper quality. I have a variety of samples that I show my brides, to me it is vital that you feel and physically see your stationery before you make a final decision. When it comes to paper thickness, the thicker the better I say! Once you have created your design you are able to preview this on the website and order a sample. That way you can ensure you are 100% happy before ordering.
Note: In the UK we measure paper thickness by GSM, as Basic Invite is based in the States they measure in LB.
Paper is not the only material Basic Invite have on offer. Explore the Real Wood range which includes a beautiful Cherry Wood wedding collection. My personal favourite is the new Clear Vinyl Range, it looks so chic and modern, you can even have the vinyl frosted.
For brides looking to take control of their special day, you can download the Printable Wedding Planner. The best part is, it is completely free! Checklists, schedules, spreadsheets and more, 75 pages that you can instantly download to keep you organised and on track.
Basic Invite have a great variety of Printable options including Table Numbers, Food Labels, Recipe Cards, Instagram Signs and even Bridal Shower Games. Some Printables are offered free of charge and others can be customised. Prices start from $6.00 and downloaded in a simple PDF format. They really have thought of everything!
The Address Collection Service will make your life much easier and relieve SO much time. You can either import addresses from a spreadsheet or create your own private link to share with friends and family. All address information will then automatically go into your Basic Invite Address Book. This also happens to be another completely free service. Additionally, the address can then get directly printed onto your Peel and Seal envelopes…for FREE! All you need to do is pop a stamp on them when your order arrives and away they go!
As the Christmas season is upon us, you must take a look at Basic Invites Holiday Cards. With over 400 festive inspired holiday card designs you are spoilt for choice. As well as traditional Christmas cards, you can also upload a cute family photo or explore the foil range available in gold, silver and rose gold. Like all other Basic Invite products, you can customise to your hearts content to add a personal touch over the festive season.
Basic Invite really do have something for everyone, also offering a variety of free products and endless unique stationery. I couldn’t resist creating new business cards, I had a lovely time trying out each design. I finally made a decision and I can’t wait for them to arrive. I will be sure to post a picture on Instagram.