February is the month of love and we all know that post-holiday season is when all the newly engaged couples start celebrating their next chapter before they dive too deep into making wedding plans. One of the perks of being newly engaged is all of the celebratory events. You get to drink champagne, spend much needed time with your girls and couple friends celebrating the excitement, and of course you get to be the glowing bride-to-be… it really doesn’t get much better than that!
The fun is just beginning and there is no rush to get down the aisle. You deserve to be showered and pampered for as long as you want so celebrating each small milestone within the epic life change that is marriage should be a requirement! We are talking engagement parties, bridal showers, and bachelorette parties. This is the time in your life where things are all about you and who doesn’t love a good excuse to have a good time?!
I have teamed up with Basic Invite for today’s post to talk about one thing that all of your wedding festivities will have in common – invitations. Stationery and paper products are a huge part of the wedding planning process. With all of the small events leading up to the big day, you are going to be in serious need of some invitations and thank you notes. And Basic Invite is the perfect vendor to turn to for everything.
Basic Invite is an online stationery design company. They have been in the wedding invitation biz since 2006. Their small and passionate team work hard to deliver the best of the best in custom invites. With 180 colors choices and instant preview technology, every bride and customer can create the custom invite of their dreams and a unique design every time.
Let’s break it down into three of the major wedding party events that you might be planning soon and how you can create the best invite each time.
Probably the most exciting of wedding parties because this is a couple’s event and probably the first celebration of many to come. Engagement parties are usually hosted by a close relative or friend and can be a more intimate gathering or a full-on party! Either way, sending out a formal engagement party invite is a good idea.
The further away from the wedding date the more design options you have. Whether you are the bride or someone planning on behalf of the bride, don’t get too stuck on themes or wedding colors at this point. Just choose something classic and timeless or an invitation that represents the couple’s tastes and styles. Foil is a good option here because it will add a bit of glam to any invite design. Basic Invite offers two foil options, raised or flat. And they offer three colors: gold, rose gold, and silver.
The classic wedding party celebration, the bridal shower. Bridal showers are a given when it comes to pre-nuptial celebrations. It’s important that a bride gets to spend one-on-one time with her closest girls before being whisked away down the aisle.
This is where themes come into play. Not necessarily matching the wedding theme per-say, but having a themed bridal shower makes things easier on everyone. Themes can be seasonal, color coordinated, destination-related, the options are limitless. Whatever you decide on make sure it is clear to all of the guests and a great place to inform them is on a matching bridal shower invitation. Have fun with this one!
Enter the butterflies and happy tears and let the romance begin! Rehearsal dinner invitations can be sent separate from or included in the wedding invitation suite. This is the most vital event leading up to the wedding because of the importance of nailing down the ceremony details.
So, however you design your rehearsal dinner invitations make sure that the information is clear and correct. Choosing a simple style is probably your best bet. Leave the gorgeous floral patterns and foil for the wedding invitation and enclosure cards.
Get ready to be showered or shower endlessly for the next year or so and when you’re in need of invitation inspiration check out Basic Invite on social media at @basicinvite and head over to their website for 15% off everything. Just use code 15FF51 at checkout and have fun partying!
This post was sponsored by Basic Invite