Wedding Invitations and save the date cards. Ya’ll. For some reason wedding invitations (and our cake) were the hardest decisions for me. I spent more time researching and looking at wedding invitation sights than I spent looking at Wedding Decor! All I knew for my invites was that I wanted something affordable but yet still unique and pretty. Plus I wanted them to be colorful and for some reason that’s hard to find.
After reading reviews online, I ended up at Basic Invites (https://www.basicinvite.com). For a few reasons.. One: They had colorful invites!!! Two: They were QUICK. Three: I asked way too many questions before I purchased anything and they were super nice. Oh, and Four: The price! Also I loved everything I saw on their Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/basicinvite/) which sounds silly but it showed me how many options they had!!
If you have been to my house then you’ve most likely walked into my kitchen and noticed all of the magnets on the fridge. They make me happy! Anytime we get any invitation or sweet letter, I post them on the fridge. For our wedding we didn’t have time to send out save the date cards because of how fast we planned our wedding but if we did I would’ve used their cheap save the date magnets!! Actually, I’m kinda sad now that I didn’t do that. Because I love the idea of a save the date magnet!
A few fun facts about Basic Invites:
There are over 180 different color options which means your card can be exactly how you want it, down to the littlest detail. You can even change the color of each element on a card! Also you get to see an instant preview right when you make a color change! Personally, I changed almost all the colors in my invites so that they were fully unique.
They have free wedding websites that are completely customizable. They’re mobile friendly and super easy to use. You can instantly upload all of your wedding details, along with images, and a convenient map with directions for your guests. Choose from 180 custom colors, and a design suite to match your wedding invitations!
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. This allows for you to catch typos too!
There are over 900 wedding invitation sets. 900. Let that sink in! Each wedding invitation is part of a set. They have all the wedding stationery you need, like save the dates, save the date magnets, wedding invitations, enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs, and even matching thank you cards!
Another one of my favorite services was the free address collection service. It was so easy. All I had to do was share a link via social media, text, or email! Then all of the addresses went into one spot and they were printed directly onto my envelopes. This was a HUGE time saver for me.
They have colorful envelope options!! You bet I got some colorful envelopes too (yellow). You can choose from over 40 different envelope colors so that your invitation stands out even before it is opened. All of the envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be closed quickly and easily.
And speaking of envelopes.. The seal and send wedding invitations are an all-in-one wedding invitation with a tear-off RSVP postcard include. The Seal & Send is a new collection! These are something I for sure would’ve used. Currently, they have them in over 30 designs including the popular foil options and they are customizable. 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.
On March 22nd, 2020 I photographed Jacey and Andrews wedding. It wasn’t the wedding they expected to have. Instead of 300 people, there were just 13 because of CoVid. Friends couldn’t be there. It was just immediate family BUT ya’ll. There was so much love and joy.
I got to witness two families joining together and making the best out of a situation that caught everyone by surprise. I got to see Jacey and Andrew choose a marriage over a wedding and to see what true joy looks like.
Jacey had lots of little details that made their day even more special:
Her dress was her moms (with some alterations)
Andrews mom made the wedding cake
& Jacey wore her moms anklet and Grandmas ring
The lovely vendors:
Their Love Story:
They met on Jacey’s parents’ wedding anniversary. This was only one of countless “coincidences” that seemed too incredible to be true. God’s perfect timing is written all over their story which continues to encourage and remind Andrew and Jacey of God’s will for their lives. Only minutes before the deadline, Jacey made the last minute decision to apply to a small, specialized honors course discussing the biological nature and affects of cancer. Jacey was accepted (“…of course, she is incredible!” -Andrew). Andrew also applied and was accepted too, being one of the only sophomores in a class of mostly seniors. After spending a few classes sitting on opposite sides of the room from one another, Jacey decided she needed a new seat with a better view of the board. Seeing this incredible opportunity unfold in front of his eyes, Andrew acted fast. He slid a chair up beside him and offered it to her, which Jacey accepted of course (“…he had definitely already caught my eye, he was different and special, I wanted to sit beside him and get to know him more…” -Jacey). And the journey began! What followed was 2 years of laughter, prayers, and tears, all-nighters at the library, swing dancing under the moonlight, trips to see our families together, and many (many) IHOP visits.