One of the hardest things for me to do when planning a party or an event, is coming up with the invite. I feel like the invitation just sets the tone for the entire party. It lets people know what the theme will be, what they should bring, the type of clothing to wear, and more. It can’t just be an everyday, basic invite.

Thankfully, there are some amazing places out there that let you design and customize invitations that are exactly what you want them to be! With Basic Invite, you can choose from so many different options.

basic invite*I was compensated for my honest review of this product. All thoughts and opinions are my own* 

The Perfect Invite With Basic Invite

I had some invitations made to test out the quality for myself, before writing this post. Obviously, I had to make sure it was worth it before sharing it with all of you!

I have been wanting to create some graduation announcements, as I will be obtaining my Master’s in the spring of 2017. This was a great opportunity and I am so impressed with how these turned out! The paper quality is thick and not flimsy, and the finish is beautiful. These look really high quality, without the extremely high price tag. This was my sample, but I will be ordering in bulk to send out!

IMG_4867I created a replica of a design I had for the twins’ baby shower. Their colors were mint and pink, and this design was just perfect! They had cards specifically for twin birthdays and twin birth announcements as well, which is awesome.

IMG_4865The one thing I will say, is that I wish they had more pastel colors, as this really should have been a light mint green rather than this deep mint (I could have just not seen it, they might have this color). But, still pretty and excellent quality.

Last but not least, I wanted to get some simple designs to see if the quality was still the same. It is!

I needed some “thank you” cards to send out to winners of giveaways, simple notes to my readers, and things like that (because you all are amazing!).  These are so pretty, so easy to design and edit to personalize them, and they come at a great price.

IMG_4864Great Customization Options

Some of the things I found when using Basic Invite:

  • Almost Unlimited Colors – This one is one of the best features, in my opinion. Basic Invite allows you to choose almost unlimited color options with instant previews online.  Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 160 different color options. This allows you to make sure your card is exactly how you want it, with the colors that fit right in line with the rest of your special event. 
  • Custom Samples – You can actually order a printed sample of the invitation you design so you can see exactly how it will print. This is amazing, because who wants 500 invitations printed, only to have them arrive and not be what you wanted?!
  • Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – To add-on to your customized invite, you can choose from over 40 different colors of peel and seal envelopes, making your invite eye-catching before it is even opened. 
  • So Many Occasions – They have cards for some many events! From wedding invites, to Bar Mitzvahs, to birthdays, to graduations, to all things involving kiddos… whatever event you’re throwing, they have an invitation for you.

Now, these aren’t what you would consider “cheap” when you order in bulk, but for the quality and the customer service, not to mention the ability to customize them to exactly what you want, it is absolutely worth every penny!

If you want to check them out for yourself, head over to the Basic Invite site and use the code 15FF51 for 15% off of your order. 

*Cheers to setting the tone of  your next event with a beautiful invite*

joanna at motherhood and merlot