Event Planning 911: Free Printables, Resources, & Custom Invitations
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
matron 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?
Basic 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.
Anyone 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!
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:
Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51
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7 thoughts on “Event Planning 911: Free Printables, Resources, & Custom Invitations”
Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your site on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, good blog!
I like the save the date cards. They have helped me a lot. Whoever thought of this idea is a genius! I feel bad though that because of this pandemic, engaged couples have lost a lot of $$ deposits and marriages being postponed! I know if they really love each other, they will make it together! My heart still breaks for them and their families! Thank you for sharing the coupon and all these DIY cards! We are all in this together! Be Safe!
I like the save the date cards. They have helped me a lot. Whoever thought of this idea is a genius! I feel bad though that because of this pandemic, engaged couples have lost a lot of $$ deposits and marriages being postponed! I know if they really love each other, they will make it together! My heart still breaks for them and their families! I shared on Facebook and Twitter! Thank you for sharing the coupon and all these DIY cards! We are all in this together! Be Safe!
Look at all those printables. So lovely indeed. I always love weddings and fun events although we need to stay at home now. Thanks for sharing it and happy to be one of the co-hosts of #OMHGWW 🙂
We do need to stay home right now indeed! It’s a great time to prepare and plan for when it’s all over though! That’s what I’m working on.
Thanks for this wedding DIY and printables. Wedding planning can be stressful and it’s cool of you to help her out.
You are totally welcome! I seriously love wedding planning! Will definitely be adding more planning posts!