Wedding Wednesday: Pretty & Smart Save the Dates with Basic Invite

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The list of wedding to-dos can quickly feel overwhelming. (More on that in the next post!) That’s why I tackled easy tasks like our Save the Date early! I was able to start the process before we even had our venue picked or our date set, and then finish them quickly once the details were in place. How? Basic Invite.

There are plenty of places you can go to create your Save the Dates. For us, Basic Invite quickly stood out above the field. Firstly, their website is designed well and very easy to navigate. This may sound like a small detail but it matters! I’ve designed cards and event magnets for years and Basic Invite is bar far the easiest to use. It’s simple and straightforward even for someone who is not web-savvy. There’s a lot of drag-and-drop ease of design, and the site allows you to save your progress once you’ve created an account.

As the creative director of this relationship, I did a lot of the heavy lifting in designing our Save the Dates with Basic Invite and then emailing or texting Alex links for his approval. Basic Invite links and shares worked flawlessly every time. I’ve used many design sites for events and Basic Invite has been by far the easiest for creating, sharing and printing quality cards…and magnets.

Yes, that’s right, magnets! The second thing I love about Basic Invite is that they offered not only Save the Date cards but Save the Date magnets too. This is such a brilliant idea because we all know how easy it is to lose event the most beautiful, fridge-ready invitation cards. We’ve gotten compliments on top of compliments about our magnetic Save the Dates with Basic Invite. And no one has forgotten our wedding date! How can you when the magnet is right there on your fridge greeting you each morning and catching the sun with its beautiful foil details?

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Save the Date magnets — a daily reminder of the fun to come! 
I love the way our Save the Dates with Basic Invite turned out.

And that brings me to the third thing I loved about creating my Save the Dates with Basic Invite — the details. They have many beautiful fonts, designs, color schemes and foils to chose from. This helped me to perfectly personalize our Save the Date magnet design. The magnet reflects our personality as a couple as well as hinting towards our wedding color scheme. I adore the way the rose gold foil on our Save the Date magnet catches the sun. Each morning I smile when I open the fridge for my coffee’s dose of milk!

Next, the fourth thing I love about our Save the Dates with Basic Invite is the quality. I have several girlfriends who are getting married this year or next year. One of our group who is getting married next year asked to compare four of our Save the Dates, all created around the same time but with four different companies. Not only were the Basic Invite magnets the best color and printing quality, the magnets also had enough heft to them to stay securely on the fridge! (Yes, believe it or not a friend’s magnet keeps sliding off our fridge because the magnet isn’t strong enough.)

Wedding Wednesday :: Pretty & Smart Save the Dates with Basic Invite :: Effortlessly With Roxy

Finally, the fifth thing I love about my magnetic Save the Dates with Basic Invite is the value. At one these wedding stationery websites were something of a novelty. However now the field is quite packed and as a bride-to-be it’s hard to know which sites truly deliver on what they promise. I personally recommend Basic Invite highly! Alex and I are beyond delighted with how beautifully our magnet turned out. We received exceptional envelopes to mail the magnets out to our guests.

In fact after receiving our cards several friends had me help set them up on Basic Invite to do cards and magnets for their own events — and not just weddings. A friend of my future in-laws used Basic Invite to create a milestone birthday Save the Date card, while a friend of mine created a beautiful birth announcement on Basic Invite for her new daughter.

If you like one-stop shopping you should know that beyond Save the Dates with Basic Invite, the site also offers wedding invitations, thank you cards, and even free wedding websites! And that’s just scratching the surface of their offerings.

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We knew from the start that we wanted to use a photo on our Save the Dates with Basic Invite. But if you’d prefer an illustrated or more traditional Save the Date, Basic Invite has many of those too. I love this skyline design for example (many cities are available!), this classic crest and this beautiful floral design. You can also mix art and photography like this geometric design and this beachy option.

I’ll share some of our complete design field that we narrowed down to our ultimate choice below.

Wedding Wednesday :: Pretty & Smart Save the Dates with Basic Invite :: Effortlessly With Roxy

With all the zillions of tasks you’ll end up completing for your wedding, it’s important to keep things simple and streamlined wherever possible. If you’re looking for save the date cards, invitations, thank you notes, a wedding website, and everything else wedding, party or life-event related, I’m telling you and everyone I know to go to Basic Invite. You’ll be so happy you did!

Use code 15FF51 for 15% off your Basic Invite order!


Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of Effortlessly With Roxy, 
Wedding Wednesday and my upcoming wedding to Alex!!


Kleinfeld (Wedding Dress) || RenzRags (Bridesmaid Dresses) || Amazon Fashion (Accessories) ||
Basic Invite (Save the Dates) || Laurel Creative Photography (Engagement + Wedding Photography) ||
Mango Tree Productions (Wedding Videography) || Love & Promise Jewelers (Wedding Rings)
Hyatt House Jersey City (Wedding Hotel + Afterparty) || VistaPrint (Mailing Labels)
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  1. July 11, 2019 / 8:46 am

    We'll chat Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tomorrow! 🙂 I've got three slow weeks at work, let's see how many posts I can get posted in that timeframe!!

    • Shari
      July 12, 2019 / 6:35 am

      Love this post (the save the date one) but love to see your thoughts on Nordstrom sale. I did not get a catalogue so will need to look at the site today. I really don't need anything but always can use something (and my grown children do their back to college or fall shopping). I also start a bit of Christmas shopping at this sale. i honestly have no idea this year what I will like or not without the catalogue which is sad.

      • July 12, 2019 / 12:38 pm

        It will be up either tonight or tomorrow AM!!

  2. Carrington Barfield
    July 11, 2019 / 8:51 am

    These save the dates are adorable! Your pictures are also gorgeous. I'll have to let my girlfriend know about this site, she is getting married next year and is looking around at different sites for wedding invites.

  3. Danielle
    July 11, 2019 / 12:05 pm

    So many cute design options! Love the magnet idea!

  4. Melissa
    July 11, 2019 / 12:36 pm

    Oh wow, these save the date cards are gorgeous!! Going to have to check them out 🙂

  5. Anthropolitan
    July 11, 2019 / 1:37 pm

    Yay, Roxy is back!!! 🙂

    Love the engagement photos. You both look so happy!!!

  6. Nataly
    July 11, 2019 / 3:07 pm

    I love your save the dates! They are so beautiful!

  7. July 11, 2019 / 3:28 pm

    Definitely, less is more! I love how cute those save the dates invitations look!

  8. July 11, 2019 / 4:00 pm

    I love Basic Invite!

  9. July 11, 2019 / 5:02 pm

    Ah these are so so fun! I loved that process! Enjoy the time gf

  10. Kait
    July 11, 2019 / 8:33 pm

    These are adorable save the date magnets, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

  11. Tara
    July 11, 2019 / 9:42 pm

    i love all of the choices! they're all beautiful!

  12. July 11, 2019 / 10:06 pm

    Your Save the Date invites are absolutely beautiful!! Love the photos you picked out, wish I knew about this when I got married!

  13. July 11, 2019 / 11:14 pm

    I love these save the dates!

  14. stylefortheeclecticsoul
    July 11, 2019 / 11:37 pm

    Save the date magnets are such a good idea! I love all the designs you shared

  15. Christa Anne
    July 12, 2019 / 12:23 am

    I love the idea of a magnet! These save the dates are gorgeous and your pics are absolutely stunning.

  16. July 12, 2019 / 7:35 am

    I actually never did save the dates, but I totally love the magnet idea and probably would have done that if I did them!

  17. She Saw Style
    July 12, 2019 / 9:50 am

    I wish I had realized the magnet was an option when I sent out my invitations from Basic Invite. I just did a classic card – and loved how it turned out – but the magnet is super creative. I was just suggesting Basic Invite to a recently engaged friend of mine last night. I loved the invitations for my wedding so much, I got my New Year cards there too, and will probably do Christmas cards from them this year!

  18. tanviidotcom
    July 12, 2019 / 11:12 am

    I love the magnet idea. And your invites look lovely. I have to remmeber them for future.

  19. blogthirtyminusone
    July 12, 2019 / 12:12 pm

    These are so pretty. I love the simplicity and elegance of these save the date.

  20. July 12, 2019 / 12:33 pm

    These look beautiful! I got married 8 years ago and engagement photo sessions weren't really as big a thing back then – I wish he had done one!

  21. July 12, 2019 / 5:50 pm

    Such a beautiful invite! I love the treatment. I will have to remember this company for later.

  22. Jerrieal Small
    July 12, 2019 / 6:00 pm

    I love your save the date invite, I had a courthouse wedding but I really wish I could’ve done all of this for my wedding .

  23. July 13, 2019 / 7:36 am

    I love these save the dates! I had so much fun designing things like that for my wedding!

  24. aisasami
    July 13, 2019 / 1:57 pm

    What a wonderful and simple system to create memoriable wedding invites! These are amazing!

  25. Laura S
    July 14, 2019 / 12:48 pm

    They're so simple but they are absolutely gorgeous! Love them!

  26. Lavenda
    July 14, 2019 / 6:12 pm

    I love your engagement photo, it is so sweet! Thanks for sharing love!!

  27. July 14, 2019 / 7:17 pm

    We’ve used Basic Invite before for invites and we LOVED the quality. They’re so affordable and great quality.

  28. July 15, 2019 / 10:50 am

    Aw congrats! I'm a wedding blogger, so I always appreciate all things wedding related. And Save the Dates are a great thing to send!! <3

  29. July 15, 2019 / 6:32 pm

    I love Basic Invite! So many great, affordable options. I will be using them for my thank-you cards!

  30. Louella Reese
    July 17, 2019 / 3:44 pm

    Love these! So beautiful!

  31. July 18, 2019 / 7:21 pm

    Your save the dates turned out great!! Basic Invite looks like an awesome site!

  32. Jessica
    July 18, 2019 / 9:16 pm

    Those save the dates are so pretty! And Basic Invite sounds so great and easy to use!

  33. August 9, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    What cute save the dates! Sounds like it was a nice site to use 🙂

    Hope that you have a lovely weekend ahead of you! 🙂

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