Nothing Basic About Basic Invite | Custom Bridal Invitations

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Even though it may seem like an overload of Christmas and New Year’s themed everything lately, for those of you lucky enough to be on bridesmaid duty come Spring & Summer 2018, you’re probably more overwhelmed with the planning of showers, bachelorettes, luncheons, and of course, weddings!

 

Between NYE and next September, I’ll be going to 8 weddings across Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas, and Mexico. I’m a bridesmaid in two, and another is my sister’s wedding so I will be very, very busy to say the least. Luckily all with things right up my alley like planning parties, picking out pretty flowers, dress shopping, dancing like crazy, and celebrating with (lots of) champagne and cake.

 

For the newly engaged couples, it’s not just the wedding they’re planning. The love birds will be sending out engagement announcements, save the dates, wedding invitations, bridal shower invitations, and bachelor & bachelorette party invites.

 

But sending out creative and completely customizable invites doesn’t need to be hard! In fact, with Basic Invite it is SO easy and actually really fun, especially if you’re the creative type.

 

One of the things I dislike the most about using online services for invitations is that you never get to see the actual hard copy before ordering production. But with Basic Invite, you can actually receive a sample (including the envelope—hint: they have over 40 different color options) to review prior to placing an order.

 

Another plus is that the invites are completely customizable with over 180 color combinations to choose from! Got a couple hours to spare this weekend? Play (yes, it really feels like you’re playing) around with their templates and custom features. You’ll be surprised with how long you’re on there for.

 

I was lucky enough to get some samples to review in person and I am so excited to share them with you. I obviously went with all things pink and/or beachy but the options are endless for whatever your style is. One thing to applaud is how exact the color looks on the screen compared to the actual sample. Take a peek at the ones I got below!

 

Engagement Announcements:

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I know, I know….isn’t Facebook the official announcement? Nope! Make it even more official with an announcement in the mail. I love the metallics in this card and if I was ordering for production, I would definitely take advantage of their foil option to make it pop even more!

 

Save the Dates:

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FACT: I’ve gotten so many texts recently asking for my address! One feature I love is that Basic Invite offers an address capturing service, which is way more convenient! You can simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc and request addresses for your entire guest list and select it once you send out all the other invitations.

 

Bridal Shower Invitations:

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Bridal shower invites tend to be classy, subtle, and pretty but I love the more fun options. And we’re always up for more champagne. 🙂

 

Bachelorette Party Invitations:

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Why are these always emails? Change the game with Basic Invite’s Bachelorette Party invitations. I L-O-V-E the ones I picked out. Perfectly pink and nautical!

 

Wedding Invitations:

There were so many elegant invitations to choose from and I honestly couldn’t even pick out a sample because I loved them all. In addition to the invite, they even offer wedding guest book ideas, which would be a perfect gift idea too.

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To create custom invitations, check out Basic Invite on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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We’re Dreaming of a White (Sand) Christmas | Beachy Ornaments You Need RN

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One of my favorite things about going home for the holidays is decorating our Christmas tree. Like most parents, mine saved all of our handmade creations from when we were kids, my favorite being a cutout gingerbread man made purely of brown construction paper, crayons, and a green pipe cleaner.

 

Our tree may not be “beautiful” in a photographed for Town & Country way, but it reminds us of the simplicity and excitement of our youth as well as our different (and very short) musical instrument and sport phases.

 

While my ornaments are mostly old arts & craft projects and Madeline-themed, I’ve recently started collecting more summer inspired knick-knacks to embrace my number #1 wish on every Christmas list—my own beach obsessed brand. Below are some I’m currently eyeing that I know you will love too!

 

Pink Seashell JOY

$40 from The Mermaids Box on Etsy

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 This beautiful ornament from Etsy combines a quintessential Christmas sentiment with vintage and found seashells in our favorite shades of pink. We love it for our tree this year or just to hang in our office for a pink pick-me-up this holiday season!

 

Feathered Flamingo Ornament

$20 at Anthropologie

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 For us to truly be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons this Christmas season, we’re loving the idea of trading in our reindeer and snowmen for a sparkly and feathered pink flamingo ornament. This one from Anthropologie will surely stand out from the crowd.

 

Sunny Life Pineapple Ornament

$7 at Shopbop

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Photo from Shopbop

 A pineapple a day keeps the scrooge away! That’s the saying, right? The pineapple is largely used in the South to convey hospitality, warmth, and friendship, which is why we think a pineapple ornament is perfect for welcoming family and friends in for some hot chocolate and holiday cheer this winter. At only $7, we especially love this Sunny Life one.

 

Blowfish Ornament

$7.50 at Pottery Barn

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 If the puffer fish in Finding Nemo was your favorite character, you’ll love this beautiful pink glass blowfish ornament from Pottery Barn. While you’re online shopping, check out their other sea-inspired decorations, including angel fish, seashells, and lifesavers.

 

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Perfect Pink Stocking Stuffers

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Between attending holiday parties, baking Christmas cookies, decorating a tree, and going out for eggnog with your besties, it is so easy to forget about snagging up some stocking stuffers for your family! Luckily for you, we at Pinkly Perfect did some shopping and have the most perfect recs for tiny, festive gifts that also happen to be pink!

 

Star Dusted Passport Holder

$24 at Anthropologie

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If you’re buying for your soon-to-be semester abroad-bound sibling, a passport case is a perfect gift to stash in a stocking this Christmas. We love the pretty pink & gold combo in this Star Dusted Passport Holder from Anthropologie.

 

Glitter Bomb Iphone Case, Pink Skies Up Ahead

$30 at ban.dō

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Pink skies up ahead! We love this glitter iPhone case (and just about everything else) from ban.dō. Buy for your sister who is in desperate need of a tech upgrade and a little extra motivation in the form of pink glitter. 🙂

 

My Happy Place Keychain

$18 at pinklyperfect.com

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No matter the temperature, we could all use a little reminder of our “happy place.” Pinkly Perfect’s made in the USA leather keychain in pink is tiny enough to toss in a stocking and make a big impact this Christmas morning. Got a 16 year old in the family? Even better!

 

Rose Gold/Pink Cosmetic Brush Set

$10.90 at Forever 21

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 Let’s face it—there is never a time when we’re not in need of some new makeup brushes, which is why this rose gold & pink brush set from Forever 21 is sure to be a hit this Christmas for any woman in your family. Maybe even treat yourself while you’re at it, we won’t tell. 🙂

 

ALDO Blush Pleated Bow Headband

$14.00 at ASOS

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Nothing’s more perfect than a stylish and practical accessory for the cold winter months and this pleated bow headband from ASOS is just that! At only $14, keeping your ears warm never looked this good.

 

 

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