This post is sponsored by Basic Invite, all opinions are my own.
Brad and I have been married for seven years, planning our wedding was crazy, stressful and yet so much fun. I loved picking out themes, flowers, dresses, cake and everything else. Even after we picked our May wedding date, I played out so many scenarios in my head. I planned several weddings for each season.
Fall is a beautiful time to get married. Rich reds, vibrant yellows and cheerful oranges make for a nature-inspired palette. Wood grain and bark textures add to a warm atmosphere. Like these fall themed wedding invitations:
Wedding Invite Basics
When thinking about inviting guests to your wedding, you’ll want to have a consistency among all of the paper products, “look and feel” in the term in the marketing world and it’s literal when it comes to invites for your big day. Your save the date cards don’t necessarily need to match the invitations that you eventually pick out, but you’ll want them to look like they’re for the same wedding when your guests inevitably put the invite on their fridge next to the save the date.
The invitation, reception card and RSVP card should look uniform. Picking these out can be overwhelming, so think about what your theme is to help narrow it down. Choosing a set like any of the 900 offered by Basic Invite will ensure that everything looks right together and can be more than just your invitations if you want it, including menus, programs and thank you cards.
The envelopes for all of these items (save the date, invitation kit and RSVP card if you don’t go the postcard route) give you a lot of room to have fun, it doesn’t have to be white or cream. Browns, reds, oranges and yellows are all options. Basic Invite offers more than 40 different envelope colors so you can make your invitation stand out before it’s even opened.
Traditional wedding etiquette says not to put wedding registry information in the invitation. A registry card should definitely be included in bridal shower invitations, but how else are people supposed to know where you’re registered? The internet of course! Wedding websites are incredibly resources for your guests, not only are they a place where you can share where your registered, but it’s also a great way to share directions and special details that your guests may need. And it’s a good way to share your story and help your friends and family get to know your significant other better.
Wedding rsvp websites are mobile friendly and super easy to use. You can upload all of your wedding details along with images and a map with directions which is super convenient for your guests.
Interested in more fall wedding inspiration… check out my Pinterest board.
About Basic Invite
The Basic Invite team has been creating the perfect card for every occasion since 2006. They have a card for almost every major life moment including wedding invitation lines plus business cards, personal stationery, thank you notes and more. Check them out at basicinvite.com.