Basic Invite, an online stationery company
I’ve seen some gorgeous wedding stationery while documenting weddings. I’m always impressed by how much they can set the tone of your wedding and begin to get your guests excited about your big day. Often times brides feel overwhelmed by the options and don’t know where to go or what they even need.
So here’s a great place to start! I have teamed up with an online stationery company, Basic Invite. They are an online stationery design company specialising in wedding invitations and they are here to answer some of their most frequently asked questions.
(*photos from this blog post are supplied by basic invite)
Here’s Katie from Basic Invite:
What sets Basic Invite apart from other stationery companies?
There is a lot that sets Basic Invite apart from other stationery companies. First and foremost, our colour and customisation options. We offer 180+ colour options. Many other online stationery companies limit the amount of colour options customers have or they only allow certain aspects of their designs to be altered or customised. At Basic Invite we give our customers essentially endless customization options. Every aspect of each design can be customised in some way and there is no limit on the amount of colour changes.
How do you keep up with design trends?
We carry hundreds of wedding invitation designs that vary from traditional to modern and romantic to eclectic. We work with designers all over the world and consistently add new products and designs to our inventory. Basic Invite serves customers all over the world, all ages, and all walks of life so we are always careful to have a wide variety of styles in order to cater to every type of bride. Traditional looks are key which consists of calligraphy and type font styled invitations and well as many floral and simplistic designs. Innovative designs are another important aspect of our company’s products. Recently we rolled out our all new clear collection and added rose gold foil to our foil line. This season watercolor washes, geode designs, and the ever popular foil invite were all big hits.
What goes into a wedding invitation suite?
Custom wedding invitation suites consist of a wedding invitation and any enclosure cards you may need. Enclosure cards include rsvp cards, direction cards, accommodation cards, registry cards, and reception cards. Every couple’s needs are different so it isn’t necessary to include every single enclosure card for every wedding. We provide pocket envelopes to house our wedding suites. These come in 40 different colors and hold your wedding invitation on the left inside flap and house any enclosure cards in a pocket on the inside right flap. Your enclosure cards can be stacked nicely for a clean and organized look. We suggest ordering a wedding invitation and rsvp cards as a minimum.
Are there any wedding day stationery products you recommend to your brides?
Our personalised guest books are the perfect addition to any wedding day! You can customise your guest book to match your wedding invitations or choose an entirely new look that fits in with your wedding day theme and decor. We also give the option to upload a photo to the cover for an extra personal touch. Our guest books are nice because the bound is hidden and they lay completely flat for an easy to use look guests will appreciate.
Do you ship outside of the US? If so, where and what methods do you offer?
Since we are an online company we get a lot of inquiries about shipping. We ship to all native English-speaking countries. We have a large clientele in Australia, Canada, and the UK. We also ship to Ireland, New Zealand. We offer standard, priority, and rush shipping to everyone. Shipping in the states takes about 5-7 business days and out of country shipping takes 10-14. Our wood and foil designs have a longer printing process which adds a couple of extra days onto those estimates as well. Once customers place their order an estimated shipping time will be provided. That date is usually pretty accurate.
So, if you’re engaged and ready to hit the wedding invitation road now you have a place to go. If you find you still have some questions, Basic Invite has a live chat feature and their customer service members are there to answer all your questions and help with all of your needs. Follow Basic Invite at @basicinvite on all social media platforms for all the wedding inspiration you need!