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BasicInvite.com Review

Check out BasicInvite.com if you are looking for a certain color (or 3 colors) that you wouldn’t find unless you got your invitations custom made. They are one of the few online wedding stationery companies that allows you to fully customize your invitation with 150 different colors to build a color scheme, giving you the ability to make your invitations truly one of a kind. They also offer over 35 different envelope and custom pocket colors.

Basic Invite wedding stationery page

  • Peel and seal envelopes available in over 30 colors
  • If you are unhappy, reprint it for you for free or you may return your items for a full refund – Guaranteed
  • Choose custom colors for every aspect of the design

Stationery Snapshot

Uniquely BasicInvite.com design examples we came across that we love:

elegant gold stripes invitation from BasicInvite.com

mason jars and fireflies invite for Basic Invite review

"the photo romance" invite from BasicInvite.com

Stationery Styles

Basic Invite does not break their invitations down by a category style but rather non-photo, photo, pocket and upload your own.  They also carry the traditional size wedding invitation as well as the non tradition tea and square.  They currently have 237 wedding invitations to choose from that can all give you the ability to change the color of each element on your wedding invites which gives you almost unlimited color options.

Chalkboard Classic  Floral Photo Rustic Vintage  Whimsical

Paper Types

Basic Invite offers four paper options that are available for all cards.

1. Premium Matte: Elegant and understated, with a smooth texture and a hefty weight perfect for stationery.

  • Weight: 110 lb
  • Thickness: 14 pt

2. Premium Semi-Gloss: A smooth stock perfect for producing vibrant, rich colors.

  • Weight: 120 lb
  • Thickness: 14 pt
  • 50% recycled content (40% Pre-Consumer & 10% Post-Consumer)

3. Premium Shimmer: Add a soft metallic glow with this luxurious premium stock.

  • Weight: 110 lb
  • Thickness: 14 pt

4. Premium Doublethick: Their thickest paper perfect for big wedding invitation impressions.

  • Weight: 200 lb
  • Thickness: 20 pt

Envelopes

Basic Invite offers free A7 white envelopes with all stationery, but for an extra fee you can change the envelope color to one of their 34 color options. For an extra charge you can also get your return address printed on envelopes.

Under wedding accessories, they have 16 different envelope styles that you can buy separately including:

  • A1, A2, A7, A8 Envelopes
  • N9, N10 Envelopes
  • S6, S6.5 Envelopea

Design Tool

basic Invite wedding stationery design tool

Their design tool has excellent control for customizing every design aspect or text element.  The rest of the design tool is fairly standard, with the ability to edit the text size, font, alignment, line height and case.  There is the option to add text, photo or patterns to the back of the card for an extra charge, or to leave it blank for free.

(For more information check out our second review of how to use BasicInvite.com here)

Conclusion

BasicInvite.com excels with an extensive color library for you to choose form. With so many wedding invitations on the market, there is bound to be a handful of favorites you already have, but they may not match your wedding color scheme. Basic Invite’s design tool is fairly standard and lets you change every color element on the invitation to coordinate perfectly with your wedding color scheme. They are definitely worth a look!

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