Vendor Spotlight

Basic Invite - Custom Watercolor Invitations

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Let me start off with I am OBSESSED with Basic Invite! Not just for wedding invitations, but any occasion! Their customizable invitations have so many options and colors to fit your needs! I love the full wedding suites, but if you're looking for something different check out their seal and send invitations. I'm currently loving all the watercolor wedding invitations they have to offer! Here's a few perks to using basic invite (and why I love them so much!) 

Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost 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. 

Custom Samples - Basic Invite allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - Basic Invite is just as colorful with envelopes as with invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

Over 800 Wedding Invitation Sets - Each wedding invitation is part of a set; you can find everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards!

Free Address Collection Service - Use the free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing.

Keepsake Guest Books - Perfectly personalized wedding guest books are the perfect addition to your wedding day stationery. These customizable guest books have a ring hidden inside which allows them to lay perfectly flat for a classy and convenient look. With sophisticated designed pages it’s the perfect opportunity for your wedding guests to leave sweet words and well wishes.

Free Wedding Websites - All-new wedding websites are completely customizable just like the wedding invitations! These wedding websites are mobile friendly and super easy to use. You can instantly upload all of your wedding details along with images and a map with directions which is super convenient for your guests. Choose from 180 custom colors and even choose a design to match your wedding invitation suite!

They also just rolled out a new clear collection seal & send invitations, added rose gold to their foil line, and introduced foil place cards! (Seriously so in love with them all!!)

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Groomsday - Groomsmen Gifts

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When Groomsday reached out to work together, I was so excited! I love Groomsday; their website is full of amazing gifts for grooms, groomsmen and anyone you want to give something personalized to. They have gifts in a variety of price ranges and interests from outdoors and travel, golf and beer drinkers! If you're looking for a special gift for someone for your wedding, Father's Day, a birthday or just because check out Groomsday! Yes ladies, they even have a section for bridesmaids gifts, so it is really a one stop shop for your wedding!

For those of you who don't know, my husband and I are big craft beer fans, this Craft Beer Bottle Cooler is seriously amazing! Their website sums up this tote sized cooler perfectly, "Nowhere near the size of a cooler, these totes can be easily carried with one hand or on your shoulder. With its fully insulated interior and built-in bottle opener, this is a complete party-on-the-go bag." The cooler comes in a 6 or 12 pack size, and fit bottles (and cans) easily! I can't wait to use this cooler and I love the fact that it has my husbands initials on it!

Thanks again to Groomsday, my husband absolutely loves this cooler and your website is full of amazing personalized gifts! If you're stuck on what to get that special someone in your life, check out Groomsday, there are so many gifts, the personalization is free and they ship FAST! 

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My Barefoot Wedding

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My Barefoot Wedding is Michigan's largest all-inclusive beach wedding ceremony provider. Servicing ceremonies all along Michigan's beautiful West Coast, for over ten years, they provide couples with everything needed to make their dream ceremony become a reality. They are located in Spring Lake, Michigan; however, they service beach weddings from Traverse City to New Buffalo.

I had the opportunity to chat with Ben and Salim (pictured in order below) the event directors of My Barefoot Wedding and ask them a few questions. I love getting to know more local vendors, and if you're looking to have a beach wedding yourself, check them out!

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What is the importance of your role(s) at a wedding?    
Providing an all-inclusive ceremony service requires a lot of coordination and execution, which is where My Barefoot Wedding comes into play. We coordinate all setup/take-down, provide experienced officiants and photographers and strive to make everyone's "big day" one that they will remember forever.


What Makes your business stand out?     
What makes My Barefoot Wedding stand out from others, is that we are Michigan's only all-inclusive beach wedding ceremony provider. Servicing ceremonies along Michigan's West Coast for over ten years, we have built excellent relationships with park supervisors to ensure we are respecting the environment while also creating a unique experience to our couples. Along with our experienced team, we strive to create an experience that our couples will remember for a lifetime.


Which wedding trend are you glad to see go?    
The use of selfie sticks! Haha.


What wedding trend do you foresee loving?    
Beach ceremonies! For couples looking to create an intimate, relaxing and unique experience Michigan's lakeshore is the place to be.


Who is your ideal client?   
We do not have an exact niche of couples that we service as each couple is different from one to the next. We have serviced couples in their early 20's who are embarking on their first journey together, and have also had couples in their 50's/60's deciding to take a different path. We also offer same sex ceremonies, and vow renewals.

Where do you draw inspiration?    
Our inspiration comes from our couples! Although we have been around for ten years, we are always striving to improve our services and are open to feedback from our couples about what they liked/disliked. We also want to know what our couples difficulty with in booking, so we can partner with other vendors to make our couples experience as smooth as possible.

What do you love most about what you do?
It is tough to complain about your job when you are spending most of it on the beach celebrating love! We love to help create a memorable experience for our couples, and to see it come to fruition on our couple's "big day" is what makes it special for us. Hearing the stories of our couples first met, their quirky stories of one another and being able to look back through albums from previous ceremonies, and recall the stories is why we love doing what we do.

Best advice for clients?    
We try to make available as many tools as possible for our couples to help take away the stress of wedding planning by offering vendor recommendations for services that we do not offer. We also offer unlimited phone calls and consultations to our couples to make sure every question is answered.

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