Groom's Dinner Invitations: Basic Invite / by Courtney Reigh

I’m going to be honest with you - my wedding planning strategy could probably be defined as “easy breezy but damn organized.” So I can tell you every person who’s attending our groom’s dinner, what we’re all eating, how many gifts we’re giving our friends and family and what I’ll be drinking (champagne, of course!)

But the decor? Wasn’t even a blip on our radar. We’ve got food and booze and our favorite folks, what more do we need?

Truthfully, I really didn’t anticipate doing anything all that special for the groom’s dinner…I know! I’m sure all the cool brides are shaking their heads at me or something. Our groom’s dinner venue is a gorgeous place on the lake, and I honestly put my focus more into the day itself. I’ve certainly been to groom’s dinners where the bride and groom have outdone themselves with the decor, and I bow down to them! But for us, it just wasn’t something we decided to spend a lot of time on (remember my wedding post here? Yep, one less thing to worry about!)

But then the gals over at Basic Invite reached out to me, and goodness gracious am I happy they did.

Basic Invite has been creating the perfect card for every event since 2006. No seriously - their team is able to provide limitless options that allow you to instantly create a card that’s perfect for you. In addition to having more than 180 color options for invitations, they also have more than 40 envelope colors and allow couples to truly customize every aspect of their custom piece of stationery.

Since Hayden and I hadn’t put any thought into our rehearsal dinner, their team made a few really great suggestions to us, including custom coasters, logo stickers and a special groom’s dinner guest book. But we both fell for their clear menus and place cards.

Especially since we hadn’t intended on doing much (if anything) for our groom’s dinner decor, clear menus and place cards for each guest felt like the perfect touch to an easy, breezy dinner on the lake. We received them in the mail last week and can’t stop looking at them! They’re absolutely perfect.


If you’re looking for stationery for your wedding, we’re swooning over their wedding invitations and save the dates (we already had ours picked out at the time, but give them a serious look, they’re gorgeous!) And because they’re truly customizable, you know you’ll be getting exactly what you want.

In addition to being truly customizable, Basic Invite really allows couples to feel confident when planning a wedding using their products. I felt so supported during my entire time working with them, and it’s definitely because of this list of things they do for their customers:

  • More than 1,000 wedding invitation sets (Hayden and I used a wedding set for our wedding day, and it was one of the best things we did). You can find everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and matching thank you cards. It’s so incredible to be able to see so many of your wedding details coincide together, and it makes planning everything else so much easier. They make free wedding websites, too!

  • Instant previews! You’re able to preview each of the edits you’re making to your wedding invitations or stationery. This is a game changer for impatient people like me, let me tell you!

  • Say it with me - CUSTOM SAMPLES. That’s right, if you want to see how a piece of stationery will look with your names, colors and wedding details, go for it and order it! It’s so nice to see your design in real life before spending hundreds of dollars on a custom order. Trust me, seeing the stationery, feeling the paper and getting comfortable with the envelope and enclosures is so valuable.

  • The game changer of all game changers - address collection service! Basic Invite has a free address collection service to request your addresses from your guests online with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses and get free envelope printing. 

The gals over at Basic Invite let me know that they’re currently offering 15% off orders! Use the code 15FF51 at checkout, easy peasy. A big thank you to Basic Invite for reaching out regarding their clear stationery, we can’t wait celebrate in style at our rehearsal dinner!