Engaged? Start Here
Find a Couple Get Started

Living Coral Is Alive and Well for Nuptials at Basic Invite


Total transparency: I can sit stationary 👀👀👀 at stationery all day long. So, when PANTONE made its Color of the Year decree, I couldn’t wait to see all the paper people start showing off all their ‘Living Coral’ stuff. Thankfully, we’re pretty close with Basic Invite, the Home of the Truly Custom Invite, and since they kill with color, we knew they’d have some fun ways for our readers to work the shade into their big days. Not only that, they shared a few from their spring/summer repertoire, that are rife (or should we say reef) with coral inspiration. And you’ll want to check that out…

Basic… but not really

Okay, gorgeous, bespoke wedding invitations have kind of become badges for basic brides. And we wouldn’t say that we don’t support it, I mean just take a peek at our paper goods and calligraphy vendors, we’re still amazed with how personalized and tailor-made their craft can be. But we’d staunchly oppose anyone who says that Basic Invite is basic, because the custom invitation couturier is anything but.


Before we dive into all the options you have with the color coral.

There’s just a few more things about Basic Invite that we’re pretty darn obsessed with:

  • They have a card for almost every major life moment, because milestones should be celebrated as festively as you’d like! They serve the United States as well as all native English-speaking countries, which include; Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
  • They’re one of only a few websites that allow customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitations so the customer can see exactly how it will print and check the paper quality before ordering in bulk. This is legit, especially for anyone who, like me, has a reallllll hard time committing to cards without getting to touch and feel them first.
  • They get wedding vibes and how to impress the tribes. Each of Basic Invite’s wedding invitations is part of a set, and there are over 200 wedding invitations sets on site to suit every kind of couple. Customers are able to find everything from save the dates to enclosure cards, wedding menus, programs, and even thank you cards - each to match the other.


Fishing around for that perfect color ends with them.

Basic Invite is one of the only websites that grants customers almost unlimited color options with instant (yes, instant) previews online. Customers can change any element of the card to over 180 different colors. Insane, right? They actually don't even have a search-by-color filter as all of their items are highly customizable, including colors. That’s what so great about thinking of a Living Coral look, whether you want a more flamingo pink or grapefruit consideration of coral or perhaps a tangerine or sunset semblance, you can probably find it on Basic Invite!

Oh! And the envelopes are just as colorful. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes and have them custom addressed. All of their envelopes are peel and seal - buhbye licking and sticking - and their plain white envelopes come with every order at no. extra. cost.


Sea for yourself!

All wedding invitations are available in 180 colors! Upload your unique color scheme for a truly custom design!

Here’s what PANTONE said about the tone: an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone. We get energy from nature. Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.

And Basic Invite gets it...  Remember, anything that brand offers is customizable. So you can start with a blank white canvas, and go nuts with your coral persuasion. 

Basic invite catalog-copy with coral flower styling


instagram post

We partnered with Basic Invite to share some color inspiration for the start of engagement season! As always, thank you for supporting our sponsors!

Continue to next story