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I love a good party, especially with a theme where I can throw in a ton of adorable details. My roommate and I had a couple great ones when I lived in Georgetown. I mentioned before that we had a Pumpkin Spice Friendship party. All the food and drinks were pumpkin themed and we all wore our best “basic” attire. Today I’m bringing you another type of Basic that I’m sure you’ll love. Meet Basic Invite.

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In my humble opinion, the art of the invitation should have never dissipated into the land of texts and Facebook invites. I know I have slipped in this department, opting for a mass text rather than a cute invitation. Getting mail is such a novelty now, especially when it’s mail inviting you to do something fun with your friends and family. Basic Invite makes it so easy to customize and add details to your party before it even starts. Do you love a design but it doesn’t really fit the colors you want? No problem. Using my Pumpkin Spice Friendship party as inspo, check out how I elevated this original Basic Invite Botanical Brunch Party design and made it fit our theme:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See how cute!? Just totally customizing the color, I changed the whole vibe of the invite. And just to be sure, you can order a custom sample of your work to see how it really looks on paper before you purchase the lot to send to your guests!  Another cool customization feature? Basic Invite has over 40 colors of envelopes to chose from. (Pumpkin is one of them!) That would definitely make your invite stand out in the mail.

And if you’re like me with such bad hand writing that you were literally not allowed to help make sorority formal awards, don’t fear, because you can use their free address collection service to share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing.

Now, my love of invitations started with a catalogue (I can’t even remember which one) that my mom used to get when we were little. I’d pretty much build my birthday parties around the themes from those invites, so it’s totally fair to say that invitations set the tone for a great party. I’m starting to appreciate those head-to-toe details again now that I’m planning my wedding! Besides your (not so) basic (ha!) surprise party invitations, birthday invitations, and quinceañera invitations, they also stock a myriad of stationary and other paper goods to round out your event. Think stickers, guest books, even business cards! (Hey, blogger and entrepreneurial pals- it’s one-stop shop for your next event!)

Be sure to follow along with Basic Invite on social media to get for inspiration for your next party!

Post c/o Basic Invite: I was monetarily compensated by Basic Invite for this post.

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You’re going to the chapel and you’re going to get married… you know the song! Getting engaged is an exciting and scary experience and can throw you into a planning frenzy. When most people start organizing a wedding, they rarely think about what they want, but start thinking about a wedding to impress everyone else. Allow me to stop you right there. Put down the pen, step away from the list and think. Think about who is getting married: you. Think about who the wedding should be for: you. This isn’t about your mother or great aunt who can’t get to the church because there’s no transport. Your wedding day isn’t about seating two hundred in the church and hosting a huge event for two hundred and fifty people, complete with owls bringing the rings.

Your wedding day is an event, yes, but it should be about what works for you and your fiancé. You’ll learn very quickly that everyone and anyone will have an opinion on where you should get married, when you should get married and what song you should glide down the aisle to. It’s for these reasons that many people are choosing to flee and get married abroad. Well, perhaps not flee – you’re not eloping. However, the people who will assume an invitation for your wedding will quickly learn that you are having your wedding the way you want it. You may come across some resistance; other people will be cranky that you didn’t make your day convenient for them to attend. So here are five supremely perfect reasons you should get married abroad:

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The Place

Exotic locations, warm weather, beautiful memories created in the form of Wedding Photographers (should you choose it as your destination).

The Specially Selected Invite List

It’s really appealing for most people to just invite people they truly want. So no second or third cousins invited out of familial obligation, just the best friends and family members you love the dearest.

The Weather

A wedding abroad can mean no panic about rain on the big day. You can choose to have an outdoor wedding and not worry that the June weather may send you a tornado and hail stones that will rip the marquee out of the grass. There’s little to no worry about whether you’ll get sunshine.

The Cost

Destination weddings are – strangely enough – cheaper. You also get a built-in holiday out of it, which is just a bonus!

The Memories

You’re going to have a truly unique experience and it’s not something any other holiday will be able to replicate. The weddings of friends you’ll attend will also be incomparable to your own, so you have that to hold like a gem!

Destination weddings are usually run by package providers who are there for you to make your big day everything you wish it to be. Get married in the way you and your fiancé wish and the rest will simply fall into place.

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