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  • Writer's pictureNina Bashaw

Where to buy beautiful wedding invitations

Why beautiful wedding invitations are important for your wedding!

You might be asking, why is a wedding photographer from Columbia, SC writing a blog post about why wedding invitations are an important detail of your wedding? I feel strongly that beautiful wedding invitations set the tone for your wedding and help carry the theme of the wedding right from the start. As an Augusta, GA wedding photographer one of my favorite things to photograph the wedding day are all the little details of the wedding, such as the rings, the dress and your invitation suite. I think you should have all those little details captured because it really helps tell your wedding day story through images. And after all you took time to pick out your wedding invitations and spent money on them, so you should have them photographed as one of your detail shots.

Naturally many people are going to ask, “where can I buy beautiful wedding invitations?” If you aren’t hiring a professional calligraphist to design your invitations then you might be overwhelmed with all the options of where to shop for your wedding invitations. There are some great options out there for you, but I have found that one of my favorite places is Basic Invite. They have a huge selection of fully customized wedding invitations suites from Save the dates, enclosure cards, wedding day programs, and all the accessories to go with them. They even have over 100 fonts to choose from! Not only are they beautiful but they are excellent quality. Lets say you aren’t ready to fully commit to ordering 100 invitations you aren’t 100% sure you will love? Thats the great thing about Basic Invite, you can order a custom sample to try out to see if it fits your vision. How cool is that?!

And just want to add how much I love their customer service staff. First off when you visit their website ( you can chat online with one of their employees and ask any questions you have! And if you have additional questions they will email you and help you in any way they can. I can’t say enough about how much I love this company and their amazing staff! In fact I asked one of their employees a few couple questions about why they feel wedding invitations are so important. Here is what they said.

From a stationery professional, why do you feel it's so important to have beautiful invitations?

"Wedding invitations set the tone for the rest of your wedding - at least in your guest's eyes. Invitations are one of the first things that guests will see aside from your engagement announcement or save the date (which tend to be much more casual). Beautiful invitations are what every bride deserves to kick off her special time and the process of designing nice invitations give couples a chance to figure out what they want their wedding colors to be, if they want a themed wedding, and what their overall design style and aesthetic will be for the upcoming wedding festivities."

What tips would you give a bride that's looking for invitations?

"Most importantly, start looking for invitations EARLY! That way you have ample time to shop, design, play around with colors and styles and have time to order and send your invites out. This will help your wedding invitation-related stress immensely! Aside from that, have fun! Go into the process one of two ways. The first, with zero expectations or knowledge of what you are looking for. That way you won't risk being disappointed by not being able to find exactly what you had in mind. The other option, the opposite. If you have a vision, follow it! Find a design that you really like and then customize it into an invitation you love! And always order samples first!"

Would you like to see some examples of what to expect with Basic Invite? Here are some gorgeous photos that Basic Invite has so graciously given me to show you what you can expect when you order you invitations through them.

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