WEDDINGS | Basic Invite: Making your life easier when it comes to sending out Engagement Party Invit

DISCLAIMER: NO, WE ARE NOT ENGAGED.

However, I AM taking the liberty of using these super cute photos of Kyle + I working together at home on the couch to share with you how RAD Basic Invite is, home of the Truly Custom Invite ™ , and how easy their platform is to use when ordering invitations from the comfort of your home.

You probably know by now that here at Leilani Weddings, we are all about that “being engaged should be about living that fiancee lifestyle, rather than just planning one event” life.

From the engagement party, to the bridal shower, to the bachelorette party, to the rehearsal dinner, day-after brunch and of course the main event itself, we believe that this is a time in your life meant to be cherished + celebrated through + through.

As a wedding planning + design company, our main focus is inevitably your “big day”, but we also feel that the events leading up to that special day should be carefully planned + not glossed over.

It’s the holidays, which means we are officially in what we wedding-industry peeps call “engagement season”. According to Brides.com, engagements in the winter (December through March) saw an increase from 33 percent in 2017 to 36 percent in 2018.

So, girlfriend - that “big question” might be juuuuust around the corner.

So. Imagine he pops the question, and now - you’re engaged! There’s going to inevitably be a flood of emotions - happiness, bliss, perhaps even a little stress at the thought of all of the planning that is ahead. You might be asking yourself, “Well...now what?”

And you know what my answer to that is?

“THROW YOURSELVES AN ENGAGEMENT PARTY, GIRL - IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE”



While I completely understand that hosting a lavish engagement party may not be financially feasible for everyone, I am an advocate of celebrating this big milestone with your friends + family, even if that means having a casual get-together at a local dive bar, or a more intimate BBQ at home.

My reasoning behind this? You have probably spent a large chunk of your adult life dreaming about who you would fall in love with + spend the rest of your life with, and the truth is, your friends + family most likely have too! You have some serious party planning ahead of you (hopefully with the help of Leilani Weddings - shameless plus, ha!), a big life change to adjust to, and inevitably, some stressors along the way

so you two owe it to yourselves to just take a breath, share the excitement with your loved ones, and soak in this moment before the planning excitement begins.

Enter, Basic Invite.

Basic Invite makes ordering engagement party cards easy, streamlined, and fun! Invitations are such an affordable way to instantly elevate an event, no matter how big or small, and with dozens of designs on the site + the ability to digitally personalize each element on the card, you are sure to create an invite that perfectly fits your style + taste. Each engagement invitation design is printed using the latest print technology to ensure that your colors + images print clear + vibrant.

Combine phenomenal print technology with premium paper, and this platform is a top-notch option for easy + affordable invitations that can be browsed through, designed + ordered together, from the comfort of your own home.


A FEW OTHER THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BASIC INVITE:

Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows couples almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. You can change the color of each element on a card, with over 180 different color options! The website also offers over 40 different envelope colors.

Custom Samples - Basic Invite allows couples the ability to order a printed sample of their invitation so you can see the card’s paper quality + how it will print before you have to place your final order. So cool!

Over 900 Wedding Invitation Sets - I’m a big fan of planning in small doses, and taking each portion of your wedding planning step by step, but when it’s time - I highly recommend using Basic Invite for your actual wedding invitations. Each of Basic Invite’s wedding invitations is part of a set, and they offer all the necessary wedding stationery to go along with the invites, like save the dates, printed menus, programs - they even offer matching thank you cards!

Basic Invite also offers free, completely customizable wedding websites, which we highly encourage you create as a “landing page” for all of your wedding details. Their sites are super easy to use, mobile-friendly, and you can instantly upload all of your wedding details, along with images, and a convenient map with directions for your guests. Choose from 180 custom colors, and a design suite to match your wedding invitations!

BUT AGAIN, ALL OF THIS CAN BE, AND WILL BE, FIGURED OUT AT A LATER DATE! FOR NOW, GIRLFRIEND, POP THAT CHAMPAGNE AND ENJOY THE BLISS OF BEING ENGAGED!

…and when the time does come, hopefully you’ll leave the planning to us so you can sit back, relax + enjoy the entire process!