Basic Invite Unique Clear Save-the-dates

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You've said I DO, your wedding list is set in stone, you've followed every single wedding site you can find and of course you've fallen madly in love with those dreamy Pinterest wedding boards. But, what about those save-the-dates that have suddenly become a "thing"? I'm sure you're wondering  "Do we really need to invest in save-the-dates and wedding invitations? Wouldn't they provide the exact same information for our guests? I mean -- they're cute but that's just another thing added to our list. I've wondered this as well and I may or may not have driven myself crazy prior to doing some research on deciding if we should go with them both. 

So, the question stood, to send Save-the-dates or jump the gun and go straight into the wedding invitations. Talk about a difficult decision. In the end, we ended up deciding to go with the save-the-dates for a number of reasons and of course still sending formal invitations in the future. I'm sure you're wondering, how did we decide whether save-the-dates were the "thing" for us?

Well -- After a ton of research and being asked about the wedding date and location (which is exhausting in itself), we finally realized that this is exactly what a save-the-date served the purpose for. It answers all of the basic questions for your guests and let's be honest -- keeps them off your coat tail for a little while longer, while you continue the process of wedding planning. And just like that, we (really meaning I) was sold on going the route of providing our guests with save the dates. 

If that doesn't get you excited, here are some reasons why I think you'll love adding save-the-dates as a must have for you!

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Pre-invitation

The #1 thing your save-the-date acts as is a pre-invitation before the formal invitation arrives for guests. It provides the basic information such as the announcement, date, location (as much as you would like to provide) website (if you have one) notice for formal invitation to follow and possibly (not necessary or required) a cute little message or hashtag for your guests to enjoy.

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Traveling from different locations + Destination Weddings

When taking into account family and friends traveling in from different locations or destination weddings that are becoming more popular by the day, you want to be mindful of the cost of there travel. With little to no notice, your guests will be sure to either show up in a frenzy or not at all. I'm sure we all would love to save some money on that "plate cost" for the family member/friend that doesn't show up but we also would love for all of our family and friends to make it. This is your day -- but let's not forget the amazing people that you want to take part in witnessing your beautiful union. Providing a save-the-dates gives an early notice to guests that they are indeed invited and can plan accordingly. 

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Set the tone + Set the mood

Here's your opportunity to let your personality as a couple stand out. The good thing is that most save-the-dates are less formal which allows you to play around with different fonts, colors, and designs. You don't have to commit to these things down the line but it's the perfect opportunity to set the tone and mood for your guests! 

We decided to go with these fun and chic clear save-the-dates (that also come in frosted) from Basic Invite! I've never seen anything like them and I knew at first glance that these would be a great way to get our guest excited for the big day. 

If you're looking to wow your guests with something unique and totally out of the ordinary check out some ideas below:

Hashtags are also the new wave and with providing this to guests, you're already getting the party started with creating an outlet that allows everyone to view things through your hashtag. This little cute untraditional detail can be added to your save-the-dates as well! 

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Lasting Impressions

If you're looking to leave a lasting impression with your guests, Basic Invite offers over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that you can make your invitation stand out even before it is opened! Plus, all of the envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

After days of stressing my amazing Fiancé out and crying on the phone with my mother, we finally went with a classic envelope and left an amazing surprise for our guests upon opening with Basic Invites beautiful gold foil lined envelopes.

And if this isn't enough to excite you, they also offer a Free Address Collection Service that allows you to collect your guests address in just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing. Saving you time and leaving you little room for error.

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Now that you've got those save-the-dates out of the way, I'm sure you'll be a pro at those wedding invitations! Especially, with Basic Invite providing over 200 wedding invitation designs, that you can find matching sets to make the process easier. From wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards, you're good to go! 

SHOP OUR SAVE-THE-DATES

Marker Script Clear Save-the-Date Cards  // (BASIC INVITE) |

While Gold Foiled Lined Envelopes/ (BASIC INVITE)

DISCLOSURE: This post has been sponsored by Basic Invite but as always, all opinions are my own.