January 15, 2013
Congratulations! You’re engaged!
Weddings are a blissful time full of love, family and cheerful, lifelong memories. They also involve months of stressful planning and require a heavy dose of etiquette. Your wedding invitations and stationery should be fun and stress-free. It’s not only an important element of your wedding, but it also sets the tone for your affair.
Start checking items off your list as soon as you’ve secured a wedding date, ceremony site and reception location. Keep in mind that it can take several weeks for the proofing and printing process, and don’t forget to allow yourself ample time to address and mail your announcements and invitations.
10-12 Months Prior to your wedding
Contact your stationery designer for your Save the Date cards and invitation package design. Secure a custom design by paying a deposit. Create your Guest List.
6-8 Months Prior to your wedding
Mail your Save the Date cards.
Having your wedding stationery custom designed? Now is an excellent time to start the design process!
4-6 Months Prior to your wedding
Choosing from an existing wedding design collection? You should place your invitation order approximately 4-6 months in advance.
2-3 Months Prior to your wedding
Order your Thank You cards, assemble and mail wedding
invitations (don’t forget postage for your response cards!). Mail your Rehearsal Dinner Invitations.
1-2 Months Prior to your wedding
Focus on your day-of stationery: Finalize your seating chart and have escort cards and table numbers designed. Finalize your order of ceremony and have your wedding programs designed. Order Thank You cards.
Within 3 months of your wedding
Hand write and mail all of your thank you cards.