DIY Wedding Invitations With a Twist

DIY means do it yourself – we know that, but when it comes to DIY wedding invitations you don’t have to do ALL of it yourself! Leave the hard parts to the pros and only take the fun parts into your own hands. Let us explain…

When you think DIY wedding invites you think heading to the kraft store with your mom or a good friend, picking out the paper and the accessories, and heading home to a solid month’s worth of cutting, gluing, and trial and error in order to create the perfectly custom wedding invitations. Right?! That can be fun if you are having a small get together or maybe for your bridal shower or bachelorette parties, but when it comes to your big day sometimes DIY isn’t your best option. If DIY is your thing though we have a win/win solution for you it’s called Basic Invite!

Basic Invite is an online stationery design company. They carry stationery products for all of those major life moments like newborn announcements, graduation invitations, and of course our favorite topic… wedding invites. There is so much to love about this company especially for us DIY lovers because you can get the best of both worlds; custom designs with a little less do it yourself.

When choosing Basic Invite as your wedding invitation vendor there are so many options that will make your wedding planning process so much easier! They have almost 800 wedding invitation designs to choose from which mean any style you have in mind will be at your fingertips. With 180 custom color options and the ability to instantly edit every aspect of the design you choose means a truly custom wedding invitation every time. Their instant preview technology makes it so easy to mix and match colors and font styles until you land on the perfect combination and a unique overall look.

This is an option that will allow brides who like to have more control over their wedding plans the peace of mind to create something custom and unique, but with a lot less work and much more fun! Who doesn’t want to be their own digital designer?! Basic Invite has real wood wedding invitations, an all-new clear collection, they offer raised and flat foil in three different color options, and they just rolled out their online wedding website builder which are to die for! You can choose a design to match your wedding invitations, collect your guest addresses online, and provide all of your day of details to make things super simple for your guests.

Basic Invite is a DIY lover’s dream! And they are currently offering 15% off everything with code 15FF51. Check out their social media on all platforms at @basicinvite for all the inspiration you can handle and get to customizing!

For 2018 weddings, simplicity and personality collide to create the hottest trends for couples and their guests. While anything really goes for a wedding day to remember, incorporate a few swoon-worthy on-point details to take the event to the next level.

Think organic for beautiful inspiration. Recycled papers for invitations, flowing fabrics that blow in the wind and wildflower inspired floral arrangements bring a natural wonder to the day.

Modernity isn’t lost, however. Go big for the reception with an array of music, technology touches to liven up the celebration and a dinner that leaves no one unsatisfied.

Start planning now, because 2018 weddings are going to be simply, and unapologetically, #IDoGoals.

Fancy Florals

According to Brides Magazine, ‘organic’ bouquets will continue to be the perfect choice for the wedding party. An organic bouquet has nothing to do with the cleanness or purity of the flowers—this isn’t about pesticides like organic produce. An organic bouquet is simply arranged…deliberately. The look embraces a shabby chic vibe. This type of bouquet is reminiscent of girlhood and picking flowers from the meadow and creating a simple sweet bouquet. The look is classic, sweet and doesn’t look pre-arranged. Each bouquet may be structured differently.

And the Envelope Says…

Wedding invitations have traditionally been designed on thick elegant cardstock with swirling calligraphic fonts. Between the invitation and the RSVP card is always the obligatory small sheet of tissue paper. Save the trees and the money for a stamp, because those traditional invites are slowly being virtually replaced. Digital wedding invites are becoming the trend. While many couples still embrace the cardstock, more are using digital invites for shower invites, rehearsal dinner invitations and bachelor/bachelorette parties. In an article for Slate, Farhad Manjoo wrote that if he had to re-do his own wedding, e-vites would go out to everyone! Although, he noted that Emily Post disagrees with the new virtual trend…Post, it seems, pronounces emailed invitations to be too informal for a wedding. You be the judge. But if you do choose the traditional paper invite, at least opt for recycled cardstock.

The. Dress.

Every decade has a new fad with dresses. For the 80s, wedding dresses were pure poof. The late 90s and early 21st century saw the love of A-line. Fashion Week for Spring 2018 saw the rise of feathers and capes. Take the trends to the extreme with a skirt that features volumes of floaty feathers. Or choose a classic sheath with a lace cape for a luxe detail. Go floor length for the cape for optimum regality.

There are no hard and fast rules regarding your dress, because…it’s YOUR dress. Feel like the showstopper that you are and show skin with a two piece wedding ensemble. Or opt for a nontraditional shorter dress. Skip white and wear a killer color like red or pink. Wear what makes you feel most beautiful!

Dinner & Dancing

The reception is the time for the couple’s personality to really show. Make the food something that you both love. Skip the same old banquet food and choose a spread that really showcases individual tastes. Family style serving options for guests and even food trucks are becoming incredibly popular. Food Trucks allow for couples to add a quirky element to their ambiance and also provide guests with unique dinner choices. Family style serving allows guests to interact easily and also creates a warm atmosphere that works well with homestyle-inspired menus (think comfort foods!).

Liven up the party with a DJ and a band…yes, many couples are booking both. Plan a techno-crazy disco late into the night. If you really want the party to go wild, get the wedding party some light up dance gloves! And make sure to encourage friends to capture their own silly memories by hosting a photo booth.

Create a day that is unforgettable and perfect. Whatever you plan—from the colors to the food—make sure everything is 100 percent purely you. Then the day will absolutely slay #IDoGoals.


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