The ‘stereotype’ with elopement and intimate weddings is that they are low budget, unplanned and informal. I’m here to wholeheartedly squish that myth and tell you that regardless of whether it’s a 2 person ceremony in the mountains or a 50 person catered event with a dance floor, it is YOUR wedding and deserving of all the formalities that you deem worthy. Including, Save the Dates and crafted invitations.
Enter the invite suite process. While you may be thinking- I already have enough on my plate planning this!- just stop, because the formality of sending invitations to your guests should not be lost on such a monumental life event. Basic Invite is one such resource that offers entirely customizable invite suite options. Their Save the Date cards are so much more than just that- with Save the Date postcards and even Save the Date magnets, there is the ability to make this invite process as unique and tailored as you are. Plus, the intimacy of a small wedding makes your guests feel even more special- so embellishing their presence with an awesome invite to stick on the fridge is an all around win.
To sweeten the deal, Basic Invite also offers free wedding websites which are mobile friendly and totally customizable- think pictures of you two, directions and itinerary about your day, and over 180 templates and colors to choose from. Boom. Magical.
Also if you’re anything like me, you like to be able to see and touch a product before you go investing in it. Especially with paper products. That’s another great thing about how Basic Invite works- you have the ability to design your Save the Date Postcard (which can be part of a whole suite of invites) and have a sample sent to you.
If you’re thinking less is more in this case- you also have the unique option to use the Send and Seal invites. Think All in One, without the multitude of products. Basically you send the Save the Date invite with the RSVP attached. Your guest then tears off the RSVP card, adds their reply, and returns to you all in one. All you have to do is share a link, collect guests address information, and upload them onto one of 30 designs already lined up. Efficiency and formality: conquered
If you’re on the fence about whether or not to go about the snail mail route, I can only encourage you to go for it. It’s your wedding, and deserving of every meaningful intention. Basic Invite has a high quality suite of Save the Dates, Invitations, Guest Books and more that make it super convenient for you. Check out their socials (FB, Pinterest, Insta) to get a better idea of just what they’re capable of, and go for it!
*photos courtesy of Basic Invite