Let’s chat about a resource that I’ve been introduced to, and just had to share! Basic Invites, they have sooo many invitation suites to choose from, as well as details for your suites and on top of that, free wedding website hosting. I’ve put together a list of some helpful tips on save the date invitations as well as destination wedding save the date for those of you planning a getaway.
After using Basic Invites website myself and testing their products, I can easily say their invitations are beautiful and would recommend them.
Are you planning on inviting guests to meet you in an exotic place for your wedding? Then you already know your schedule and planning is a little (or a lot more) different from a traditional wedding. Basic Invites helps alleviate some of the wedding planning stress. Not only do they have over 900 wedding invitation sets but also allow you to host your wedding website for free! Here are some tips for you to consider as you plan your wedding and prepare to send out your save the date invitations, whether it’s local or destination.
The first thing you need to keep in mind is time. Although a normal wedding invitation leaves 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding, and save the dates are sent 6 to 9 months in advance. As for a destination wedding, save the dates should be sent at least 12 months. This will give your guests plenty of time to compare flight options, make arrangements at work and plan an extended trip before or after the wedding if they wish.
Now for the details. Consider sending a package with your save the date invitations to have room for additional information and act according to the booked date more as a pre-invitation than as an announcement that you have a wedding. You should have a general schedule for weekend events, from welcome parties and brunches to any group activities you have planned, and you should already book a block room in your hotel so guests can schedule departure days and book a hotel room.
Still looking for other activities you’d like to include? Ask your guests. Whether on your date reservation or on your wedding website, offer several options and ask guests to choose what they would be interested in attending so you can plan accordingly. Include these ideas with your wedding invitations to help your guest plan out their stay.
And of course, be sure to include all the details on your wedding website as well. Basic Invite’s websites allow you to completely customize your site, with 180 custom colors and designs to match your wedding invitations. You can easily upload details, images, and itineraries. Best of all they are mobile friendly.
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