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Customise your very own Art Deco wedding invitations with Basic Invite

As you all know I just love nice things and that is even more important when it come to your Wedding. Having those little luxury items that set the scene for your wedding, your wedding invitations are what sets those first impressions for your big day and we all know that first impressions are very important.

Setting the scene for your wedding

So many Brides think that they are just not an important part of the wedding, but for me they are. When a wedding invite arrives, I am always excited to see it, what it feels like, looks like, the colours, the patterns, the style. Each and every one of those things are the starting point for your wedding. It gives your guests the first look at what your wedding colours will be, what the theme may be, modern, art deco invitations, rustic, hollywood glamour. I think it helps your guests to start feeling as excited about your wedding as you are.

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After you have set your date, planned your colour scheme and theme, then you can start looking at the extras. Finding a company to make your invited that are just what you are looking for isn’t always easy as so many are set colours or style, where you just edit the existing text. I mean that’s great if that is what you are looking for.

Beautiful Wedding Invitations

However, Basic Invite is anything but basic, they offer a fabulous range of wedding invitations. Each one can be changed and edited to become your dream wedding invitation. It could be you wanted to change to shade of pink, or add more colour combinations, add foil to your names anything you want is possible with Basic Invite. Not forgetting save the date cards, RSVP cards, menu options, gift list, order of service and anything else you could possibly want for you wedding.

To make your design just perfect, Basic Invite allow you to change each colour element on your design. There are very few places that allows you to design your invite with an very near unlimited range of colours, plus instantly view it online. With Basic Invite you not only view your card on line, you can also get a sample sent to you, so you are 100% sure you love it before you order them. You can also choose the colour of the envelopes so help them stand out even more.

A wedding website?

Something I hadn’t heard about, but is apparently becoming more and more popular with the happy couple, is to produce their very own mini website, just for your wedding. Upload the details of your venue, the menus, gift lists, hotels, transport and anything to help your guests. You could also get them to add photographs after and you can share your favourite wedding photographs. It’s an amazing idea, not sure why I did not think about it, Basic Invite offer 180 different website pages that are as customisable as their wedding invitations.

If you are also looking for a guest book and thank you cards, then with Basic Invite you have the ability to design these to help to style your wedding from sending the invitation out, to the wedding all the way to the thank you card. Then to the baby announcement card.

What are you looking for when designing your Wedding Invites?

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Wedding planning with Aldi’s wedding range

Royal wedding fever is hitting the country, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry on the 19th May. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about this, I love the Royal family and I am very proud to be British. For the wedding I plan to spend the day in front of the TV watching every second possible.

As the excitement builds for the new Royal couple, it also increases the excitement for engaged couples planning their weddings over the coming months and years. Dreaming about having their own Royal Wedding but without the Royal budget.

Weddings can be expensive, often people find it difficult to stick within their original budgets when they start looking into costs. Everyone wants their wedding to be just perfect and have all of those little extras that make it extra special, but it’s these items that can increase the costs. However, Aldi are releasing their very own wedding range just in time for the Royal Wedding. Not only great value for money but also gorgeous.

Aldi’s wedding range

Aldi’s new range will be available to pre-order from Sunday 13th May on line and will be in stores from Thursday 17th May, they will sell out quick so make sure get them while you can.

Aldi have kindly sent me a few items, to give my lovely readers a sneak peak of the gorgeous items that will be available.

Aldi's Wedding Range Wedding Planner

Every organised Bride or Groom needs a wedding planner. When I got married it came within me everywhere, filled with lists of cake makers, dress designers, guests, ideas, colour schemes, little snippets I had cut out of magazines. I still have it now hidden away with the rest of the bits from the wedding that I have kept. I love this little planner that only costs £4.99, and has everything you could possibly want inside it, including a 12 month check list to make sure you don’t miss anything off your list.

So many weddings now use bunting, it’s all those small touches that make weddings memorable, Aldi’s cute bunting is only £2.99, which means you could afford to buy numerous ones to use within your wedding setting.

Stationery for weddings is also important, it’s also something that can increase the costings, one invite alone could set you back £10. Luckily Aldi have produced table place cards and table number at £2.99 a pack. Along with a wedding invitation bundle, that includes, RSVP’s and save the date cards for only £12.99. I love the elegance of these, plus they would suit lots of different wedding themes. 

Having a guest book at weddings continues to be popular, something for you guests to write words of wisdom or congratulations in. They are also lovely things to look back on in the future to bring back fabulous memories about from your big day. Aldi’s gorgeous guess book is only £9.99.

Within the collection you can also find, Mr & Mrs wooden decorations (£3.99), a light box (£8.99), Mr & Mrs Pillow cases (£5.99), fairy lights (£2.99), balloons (£2.99), pom poms (£2.99), confetti (£0.89)  and there is even a fabulous retro looking Polaroid snap instant camera (£79.99) that’s perfect for snapping those fun pictures in the evening. Plus a range of gift bags and tag.

I am really impressed with this gorgeous range of wedding items from Aldi. I think they would be prefect for anyone looking for that rustic, vintage feel to their special day. I’m looking forward to seeing if they bring out anything else for weddings.

 

*Thank you Aldi for sending me these lovely items to include within my blog post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

The Secret Benefit Of Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitations are more of a tradition than a necessity these days. Even in an ever-more digital world, there’s something delightful about being able to hold an invitation in your hands and run your fingers over the beautiful calligraphy. While it might be easier (and cheaper!) to just invite people over the internet or with a phone call, few brides are able to resist the lure of beautiful invitations being sent out to their friends and family.

While these invitations might be primarily ornamental rather than functional these days, the reality is that invitations give you a chance to request more than just an RSVP from your guests. Add a section onto your invitations that allows you to ask a few questions; questions that will allow you to be able to ensure that your guests have the best possible time at your wedding.

Below are three questions you could ask on your invitations, and why they are so important.

Question One: Do You Have Any Dietary Restrictions?

No one wants to be the wedding guest sitting at their reception table, unable to eat anything that’s put in front of them. There’s a wide variety of dietary restrictions that your wedding catering should be able to provide for– but only if you know what restrictions your guests may have. You need to know if they have religious restrictions, allergies, or intolerances such as Celiac disease, so ask the question on your invitation; then you can ensure all your guests are provided for.

Note: This is not an excuse for guests to be picky eaters! Restrictions — which have to be obeyed — are very different from “I just don’t like this much”. Provide a tick box of answers instead of allowing people to write in their own answer, as it helps to eliminate any picky requests.

Question Two: Do You Have Any Seating Preferences?

Figuring out the seating chart for your reception is like playing a human game of Jenga; you have to get people in just the right place, or there’s a risk it will all fall down. If you know beforehand that certain people don’t want to be seated near one another, then it makes planning far simpler. So ask the question on your invite, so no one has to acknowledge the awkwardness vocally– but you are still able to tailor your seating plan to suit.

Question Three: Do You Have Any Particular Requests?

It helps to give examples of the requests, such as:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Mobility restrictions, such as not being able to walk far to get to a room within a venue
  • Questions about gifts or the registry

The vast majority of people replying to your invitation will leave this section blank. However, for those that do want to make a special request, this gives them a chance to do so without appearing overly demanding. If a request is made that you need to respond to, you can either deal with it yourself or delegate the task to a bridesmaid.

As the above reasons show, invitations do have a place in modern weddings. Use them to glean the information you need to ensure you and your guests have the best experience imaginable. Good luck!