Event Planning 911: Free Printables, Resources, & Custom Invitations

Event Planning 911: Free Resources for weddings, graduations, announcements & more

Planning an event is fun for me, but I’ve recently seen first hand how stressful it can be for some!  A dear friend is planning her wedding and it seems to be causing some serious anxiety for her.  Of course, I’ll help as much as I can.  There was a twinge of guilt when I had to admit that I didn’t plan my own wedding, My Uncle, whom I’ve worked with in helping other brides with their day, did all of the arranging and planning for our wedding.  I was and still am very grateful!  If you live in Arkansas, or want to have the best for your wedding, check out this wedding & event planner!  I assure you, you would not be disappointed!  What I did do, completely on my own, is our wedding invitations.  This just so happens to be what my friend is battling at the moment.  So, like any good

Event Planning Help: Free Printables, Resources, & Custom Invitationsmatron of honor, I thought I’d do some research for her.  What kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t share with you as well?

Event Planning Help: Free Printables, Resources, & Custom InvitationsBasic Invites has a selection worth looking into!  Not only do they have beautiful custom wedding invitations, they also have photo, graduation and party invitations, and for after: collage thank you cards that are out of this world perfect!  I love that they have both foil and non-foil cards as well as SO many different colors and a ton (over 40) of colored envelopes!  They are truly gorgeous and I wish I’d known of them when we got married!  Fortunately, I know of them now and will be using them in the future!  While there won’t be another wedding, there will be plenty of other events!  With graduation coming up, I think they’ll come in handy soon!  I have yet another niece who insists on growing up and graduating soon.  Plus the first will be getting married in the next couple of years.

Event Planning 911: Free Printables, Resources, & Custom InvitationsEvent Planning 911: Free Printables, Resources, & Custom InvitationsAnyone planning an event has no doubt started with making a list of attendees and collecting addresses.  This is definitely the perfect first step for invitations!  If you don’t want to fill them all out yourself, Basic Invites also has a service that will address your invitations for you when you share a link on social media or via email so that all you have to do is collect the addresses for the recipients and let them do the work!  For Christmas cards, there is no cost to use that service!

Event Planning 911: Free Printables, Resources, & Custom Invitations

When to Mail out Event Invitations:

Bridal Shower 2-4 weeks prio

Bridal showers are traditionally hosted by the Matron of Honor, not family, and should be held 2 months in prior to the big day.

Save the Date Cards: 3-4 months prior

Save the Date cards simply require name of event, date, and (if you have one) URL to event page, stating ‘invitation to follow’

Wedding Invitations: 6-8 weeks prior

RSVP Requests: 2-3 weeks prior


Free Wedding & Party Resources:

Invitation Samples

Printable Wedding Planner

Place Cards

Party Invitations

Recipe Cards

Bridal Shower Games

Free Wedding Website

Basic Invite: Custom Event Invitations, Announcements, and Thank you cards

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Originally posted 2018-02-23 11:09:19.

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Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I live in Arkansas with my husband of over 12 years! We have a grown daughter, a son-in-love and 2 grandson. Just love being Nonna! We also have an angel waiting on us to join her one day, she was 11 months old when she went to Heaven. We also have two great Chihuahuas and a Great Dane, along with several fish in our koi pond. My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

2 thoughts on “Event Planning 911: Free Printables, Resources, & Custom Invitations

  • March 1, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Thanks for this wedding DIY and printables. Wedding planning can be stressful and it’s cool of you to help her out.

    • March 5, 2019 at 8:59 am

      You are totally welcome! I seriously love wedding planning! Will definitely be adding more planning posts!


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