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Wedding Card Designs and Wedding Place Cards by Basic Invite I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve been doing flatlays every single wedding for the last year and a half or so and really marketing them! That’s because I LOVE them. I love details and I love styling them and I love paper products. In case […]

For Brides, Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Card Designs by Basic Invite

May 19, 2020

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The Never Again 50% Off PRINT SALE As I typed out this header, I almost said “The Annual Print Sale” or the “Semi-Annual Print Sale.” Neither of those are true though because the ONLY time I give a sale on prints is if you book a preview party with me. Meaning if you hire me […]

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PRINT SALE: COVID-19

Print Sale

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Top 5 Ways to Find Bridal Education Put your hand up if you are trying to plan a wedding and have no frickin’ clue what you’re doing. Now, keep your hand up if this is the first wedding you’ve planned. If your hand is up right now, trust me when I tell you that you […]

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Bridal Education

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Should you do a boudoir session? This is the question that burdens a lot of brides. I get it all the time… I could NEVER do that, but I know my fiancè would LOVE it. Let me put your mind at ease and give you a few pieces of information you may not have thought […]

Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101: Boudoir Session

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Different Types of Unity Ceremonies On Monday this week, I had a bridal session with an amazing bride named Megan. During her portraits, she asked me what she should be thinking about when it came to their ceremony. If she was going to have to script it up? If they had to write their own […]

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Unity Ceremonies

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Engagement Session You probably know what an engagement session is at this point. If you haven’t experienced one yourself, you likely know someone who has or you’ve at least seen some engagement photos online through different outlets. But do you know WHY engagement sessions are so important? Your first thought probably goes straight to the […]

Engagements, Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Engagement Session

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How to choose your Wedding Photographer There have been so many studies done on wedding planning. The Knot and Wedding Wire both do big ones. According to these studies, the thing that has changed most over the last 5-7 years is the reliance on online reviews and word of mouth marketing. Young brides are either […]

Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101 || Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

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Here’s the thing about a wedding day…there is so much that has to get done. Since certain parts of the day need to happen at a certain time, it’s almost impossible to ensure your “bride & groom portraits” time slot falls during golden hour. Most photographers remedy this by carving out a small chunk of […]

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Importance of Sunset Photos

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Reception Exit Ideas About a month ago, I posted on my instastory and asked what would be helpful to brides in my Wedding Planning 101 series. One of the responses that I got back was for unique reception exit ideas. Of course, everyone knows the sparkler exit. This is by far the most common around […]

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Reception Exit Ideas

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This post is going to sound so biased because…well…I’m a vendor. Of course, I want to be treated well, but I also want to explain why I feel this is so important. Plus, I have a few ideas for you so you want to treat your vendors especially well. Or maybe just some pointers you […]

Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101: Treating Your Vendors Well

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Wedding Day Timeline One thing that surprises new brides the most is how early they have to get in their dress to start photos before the ceremony. Now this will vary from photographer to photographer… some photographers are less hands on and just document the day unfolding, some photographers spend an hour with just the […]

Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101 || The Importance of a Timeline

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Bridal Session: It’s not just about getting pretty pictures There is so much more to a bridal session than just getting pretty pictures of yourself. 15-20 years ago, bridal portraits were part of the engagement process. You then printed one of those photos on a massive scale, had it framed, and sat it on a […]

Bridal, Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101 || Why do a Bridal Session?

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