If you’re like me, even the smallest of details seem like BIG decisions. Most of the time I can never make up my mind. Gosh seriously, choosing an ice cream flavor can take me 10 minutes. I know that, if you're also like me, you want this day to be as perfect and beautiful as possible. So that means attention to little details. So here are my top tips to help you overcome this mountain of a mole hill.
1. Theme. Keep in mind this will be your guests first introduction to your big day. So you definitely want to start their experience in a way that will introduce them to what they can expect. Think about your theme, will it be classic, rustic, modern? Use that as your main guideline and communicate it through your invites. Use similar colors, thematic elements or fonts that you will be using on your wedding day itself.
2. Sample. Get samples from your invitation company. Having a hard copies to choose from is WAY better than looking at something digital. How does it feel? How does the printing quality actually look in person? Better yet, have a few mocked up for printing. My FAVE company ever for invitations (see below for discount code!) offers just having a single invite printed just for this purpose. And their website is so stinking easy to use.
3. This is YOUR wedding. I think I’m speaking from my own experience here because decisions have not always been my forte. But listen girlfran, this is YOUR day, love. Do not let other’s opinions (ok may be the groom’s counts... but I mean... does it really? Hehe.) discourage you from going with YOUR gut and YOUR favorite. My biggest regret from my wedding when I was 18 (I was previously married for those of you who didn’t know!) was allowing others’ opinions to overrule what I truly wanted and loved. Because I was somewhat wishy-washy and not strong enough to say “This is what I really want!” I didn’t actually get what I was picturing. Don’t let that be you. And ok, I mean, may be invitations seem minor, so no need to actually bust out the bridezilla JUST yet, BUT it is all part of your wedding day and experience, so choose what YOU love.
Above is a sample of Basic Invite’s Website! It’s seriously beautifully designed, and super easy to use... I mean ask your mama to test it out... if she’s anything like mine she has come a long way in computer literacy, but you know what I’m saying. Since there are so many companies to choose from today, finding a company who offers a little more for your $$ to me is necessary. I love that Basic Invite offers brides their own websites, and ones that match your invites! You’re able to share all the details of your wedding online, because let’s face while hard copies of the invitations are a necessary item, most people will be carrying their smart phone and not the actual invite the day of your wedding. For a guest, being able to log on your website and check out a map to the place to me is the most awesome convenience. And on the back end for the bride, you are able to collect mailing addresses, manage RSVPs, share your story, image galleries, etc.
Also, even more importantly, their quality of invites is superb in my opinion. All my brides will now be receiving a sample kit from Basic Invite, and anyone can use my code for 20% off + free shipping. HOLLA. (Code below!)
I hope the code above helps you save some $$ in your planning process and that you get the wedding invitations you could have only dreamed of! Use it here on Basic Invite’s website.
Well sweet friend! I hope that helped! If you ever have any questions, need opinions, advice, I am always here to help!