My Fav Invitation Site: Basic Invite!

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TravelingFig welcomes a collaboration with guest blogger, Sierra Hansen, for this special article on tips for creating your dream invitations! Here at TF, our motto is ‘Eat Clean, Travel Dirty’. We are a community of conscious travelers, who strive to stay healthy and mindful while exploring off the beaten tourist path. 

I truly love every little detail of event planning, but nothing brings me as much joy as the invitations.  I love how the right invite sets the tone for the whole party – from the wording to the paper stock.   And going to your mailbox to find a swoon-worthy invitation instead of the usual bills and flyers?  Seriously, the best.

I’ve used every invitation online platform, and my old standby favorite is Basic Invite. Their platform is easy and straightforward with oodles of customizing options and templates for every occasion from weddings to graduations (and everything in between). 

Looking for wedding invites? They’ve got some pretty classy wedding invitations, like these peacock feather foil wedding invites.  Is there anything more chic than a foil shine?!  Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold, with the option of flat or raised foil. 

peacock wedding invitations

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online, so you can easily match your invites exactly to the colors you’ve chosen for your wedding. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. When you’re ready to order your wedding invites, you’ll know exactly what they’ll look like before they arrive. 

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes… baby shower invitations!  Again, plenty of traditional options like the baby girl shower invites or their airplane baby shower invitations or if you live in LA, these too are color customizable for gender-neutral shower invites. 

Basic Invite also allows you to order a printed sample of your actual invitation before you go through with the final order. This also lets you see the paper quality, so you can be 100% sure you love your invites. <3

If the invitation is the little black dress, then the envelope is the (faux) fur coat. You can choose from over 40 different envelope colors and, BEST OF ALL, the envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed. Let me repeat that, you don’t have to lick the chemical glue for all of your invites, you can just peel and seal!  REJOICE

Another Hallelujah: Basic Invite also offers an address capturing service that allows you to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request your friends and family’s addresses to be stored in your account. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders.

Lastly, Boss Lady Business cards! They’ve got plenty of business card options, but these trendy clear business cards are obviously the clear winner (get it, hehe).


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