So you are planning your wedding; You picked your colors and have a theme in mind - you want everything to be perfect and in tune with one another. The first thing your guests will see and the first impression you will make on your guests for the wedding is with the invitation! It sets the mood and builds up excitement! As a wedding Photographer in Raleigh, North Carolina I want to not only be there for your photographs on the day of, but love to help my brides along the way. One of the questions I have received a lot is "Do you have any recommendations for amazing custom wedding invitations?" and I do - and now I can even help you safe big bucks on your wedding invites! 

Custom Wedding Invitations by Basic Invite - Raleigh North Carolina Photographer

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that actually allows their couples almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. They offer over 800 different design sets - once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options and truly make it yours. They also offer over 40 different colors for your envelopes for the final touch. This way, you can make sure the invitation is exactly how you want it - down to the smallest detail. Your wedding is all about you and your invitations should show that. 

What I love most about Basic Invite is that you can order a printed sample of your actual invitation so you can see exactly how it will print and see the quality of the paper before you make your final decision and before placing an order for dozens of invites. Instead of just trusting the site and blindly ordering, you can hold and feel your invitations. It's just different to actually hold it in your hand! 

Custom Wedding Invitations by Basic Invite - Raleigh North Carolina Photographer

When was the last time you actually had an address book, with the up to date information of all your loved ones? Yeah, I don't remember either. As the little cherry on top, Basic Invite has a free address collection service! Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing. It's that easy! 

Pick your theme, pick your colors, order proofs and collect addresses - all in one and done. Wedding Planning is stressful enough, solutions like that make it so much easier and take so much stress off of you. 

Are you not into colors, or do you love the minimalist movement? Just because you don't want to go crazy on design and color, doesn't mean you can't make a big impression on your guests. An up and coming trend right now that I am super into are clear invites - they also add an extra touch of luxury. Clear Wedding Invitations like the one below are super cool, different and just look super high end, while being super low key.

Custom Wedding Invitations by Basic Invite - Raleigh North Carolina Photographer

Tip: Bring your invitation suite to your wedding, so the photographer can capture it and it can become a part of your details (like shown below). You put so much thought into your invites, they are a part of your big day. Gorgeous invitations can be a beautiful addition to your wedding details and tie everything in together!! Scared you'll forget? Send me an extra one before the wedding so I can bring it! 

Wether you like elegant rustic wedding invitations or you are just as obsessed with their rose gold foil as I am - check them out and let me know what you think! 

Of course, I have an extra little goodie for you guys. I know wedding budgets can be tight so any extra savings are a blessing, so I am excited to announce that you guys can save 20% off your invites with my coupon code!! Check the picture below! 

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