Wedding Stationery Timeline - a guide for when to order your invitations

Every wedding is different but here's a guide for when you should start to organise your stationery and invitations.


12+ MONTHS BEFORE

BOOK YOUR WEDDING STATIONER

As soon as you have booked your wedding venue and date, book in with your stationery to avoid being disappointed. Some organised brides book up to 2 years before their wedding!

TIP: You don’t have to know exact details, colours or numbers to book in with me.


10 - 12 MONTHS BEFORE

SEND SAVE THE DATES (if you want them!)

With the current Covid 19 situation 2021 is going to be an extremely busy year with all the rescheduled weddings. Your guests may be attending more weddings than they had originally planned, so make sure that they know about yours.

Save the Dates are also useful if you have guests traveling from far away or if it’s a busy Bank Holiday weekend. This way your guests can get organised for your special day.

TIP: Start to gather all the addresses for your guests even if you are not sending Save the Dates.


9 MONTHS BEFORE

ORDER INVITATIONS

Speak with your stationer around 3 months before you want to send your invitations (and plan to send your invitations around 4 to 6 months before your wedding date). For example, if you are getting married in August next year, speak with a stationer around December this year to be ready to send your invites around February/March time.

TIP: You’ll receive a hard copy proof of your invitation through the post from me so you’ll know exactly what they will look and feel like before I start making your order.



4-6 MONTHS BEFORE

SEND YOUR INVITATIONS

This gives your guests plenty of time to make travel arrangements and book accommodation. This also gives you a chance to receive RSVP’s in plenty of time and pass the numbers onto your venue and suppliers. Make sure you set a firm date for your guests to reply to and give yourself enough time to contact anyone who has forgotten to reply!

TIP: Check when your venue or suppliers need to know your final numbers by and this will give you the date when your guests to reply by.


2-3 MONTHS BEFORE

ON THE DAY STATIONERY

Once you have received all your RSVPs start to organise your final numbers and any other details you’ll need for your wedding day (like hymns for the Order of Service).


WEDDING DAY

IT'S YOUR WEDDING DAY

Enjoy your fabulous day with all your personalised coordinating stationery!


2+ WEEKS AFTER

SEND THANK YOU CARDS

Don’t forget to thank you guests for their presence and their presents! These can be ordered along with your On the Day stationery or after your honeymoon once you’ve had a chance to relax!

Hope you find this helpful. If you need any help then please just give me a shout!

Zx


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