I will keep this short and sweet; I am beyond excited to share with you all that I was chosen as Runner-Up for Diablo Magazine's 2019 Best of the The East Bay Event Planner!
A first birthday is such a tremendous milestone for both the little one and their parents and it absolutely warrants a fun celebration; and that is absolutely what I planned for this berry sweet birthday girl!
As any event planner would tell you, the invitation is what sets the tone for any event. Wether you are sending out Save the Dates as your first piece of stationery or jumping right to the invitations, the color and theme starts at that point and should be carried-out throughout the actual event!
I am a firm believer in sending out paper invitations for all events from birthday parties to hosted dinners to weddings because it adds such a personal element for guests to receive them! Maybe I am old-school but I love sending and receiving mail. Basic Invite is such a great online invitation website that carries over 900 elegant wedding invitations and coordinating stationery pieces. One of the many things about Basic Invites that I loved is that they have such a wide array of invitations for all different types of events, not too mention all of the coordinating pieces of stationery to go along with each invitation!
The collection of Save the Dates that Basic Invite has to offer is fabulous and quite possibly my favorite thing about all that they have to offer. Their Save the Dates collection covers so many styles and themes and color palettes. I really like how many can be customized to be exactly how a bride envisions them, too. From cards featuring a special photo of the couple to the simpler more elegant styles, there is definitely a style for everyone!
While perusing their save the date collection I found myself drawn to all of the classic and elegant cards that provide the guests all of the necessary information about the big day without overwhelming them. The save the dates help to give the guests a glimpse into what the wedding invitations will look like and with a lot of my brides, it's also a glimpse into their overall color scheme for the big day!
With over 900 Basic Invite wedding sets to choose from, each set containing everything from coordinating enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards! You can go on their amazingly user-friendly website and find the invitation that you love and right at your fingertips you have all of the other stationery pieces you need. Basic Invite truly is one-stop-shopping.
While you're picking out each piece of coordinating stationery, you have the ability to customize almost each invitation and coordinating piece with unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options. So, you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it - down to the littlest detail. 180 different color options is a lot but it never feels overwhelming while you're customizing your invitations.
In case you are struggling to make that final decision on colors, Basic Invite offers custom samples of your invitations so that you can see them in real life before making any major printing decisions! Not many websites allow you to purchase just one customized invitation which really makes Basic Invites stand out above the rest. So many brides want to see the invitation in person and so many wedding planners, like myself, want to know exactly what shade of colors is being used so that we can do our job to ensure every other little detail of the big day matches perfectly!
Being a big fan of color, especially unexpected pops of color, I love that Basic Invite offers over 40 different envelope colors! And not only do they have a whole array of colors to choose from, each of the invitations come with a really convenient peel and stick backing so you can save yourself from licking over 100 envelopes.
Basic Invite definitely put a lot of thought into making everything about their website and their product convenient for those shopping with them. With their Seal & Send Wedding Invitations they are an all-in-one wedding invitation with a tear-off RSVP postcard included! The Seal & Send line is their newest collection and I am LOVING them! Currently, they offer them in over 30 designs including their very popular foil options and like their other products are customizable. What's extra special about their Seal & Sends is that guest's addresses are printed on the front of each invitation which means no envelope necessary! All you have to do is share a link, collect guest addresses, and upload them onto your design, instantly. Once you receive your order all you have to do is add postage, fold your invites, and secure them with a sticker! Simple, easy, and super trendy.
Did I mention they have coordinating menus for their invitations, also? I love all of the details of each piece of coordinating stationery!
Using Basic Invite was such a great experience from their knowledgeable and helpful customer service staff to their countless editing features that are all so easy to use. The shipping time is very quick and you receive notification emails so that you know when your order is being processed and once it has shipped - which is very helpful to know! Everything comes nicely packaged to ensure no bent corners or damaged stationery, too. With clients and their events varying so much, Basic Invite is definitely my top recommendation for each and every one of them because I know that they have something for everyone!
If you are interested in ordering some of their fabulous invitations and coordinating products, I invite you to use the code pinsandpetals to receive 20% off of your order!
I should add that although this was a sponsored with Basic Invite, my experience was a wonderful one and I would absolutely recommend their products!
Photos: Adriana Klas
Surrounded by anchors, sea shells, and all of the beautiful shades of blue, this Nautical inspired baby shower made for the cutest celebration!
A few months ago I was strolling around our wonderful downtown area here in Danville and passed by this sweet bridal boutique, Brides on Hartz, and this idea instantly popped in my head of how I could collaborate with them. I knew a bridal event was a must and I was determined to make it happen!
As an Event Planner for nearly 15 years with a substantial amount of time spent as a Wedding Planner, I have used my experience to compile my top 5 reasons that I feel people should hire a Wedding Planner. Planning a wedding is as tedious and time-consuming as you make it, but, it can definitely take over your life for the duration of your engagement. Wedding Planners are here to make your life easier and your planning more fun!
Let me introduce myself; I am Erin and I am the owner and official Boss-Babe of Events by Pins & Petals. Though my business is new to social media, I am not new to this industry!