Wedding Stationery Timeline:
Save the Dates:
8 - 12 Months Before
Design and send your save the date cards to guests.
A save the date card will give plenty of time for guests to reserve that day and to make any necessary travel arrangements to be a part of your special day!
4 - 6 Months Before
Ordering custom wedding invitations is indeed a process which takes time; from order placement, proofing, printing and assembling.
Once an order is placed, your personal designer will send you a pdf proof to review within 1 - 2 business days. The proofing process takes time, as you will go back and forth with your designer with unlimited proofs of each and every piece of your wedding suite. This will ensure accuracy and perfection in the final production of your suite.
Once the proofs are approved, the printing process begins. The printing of the invitations will vary depending on the print method selected. However, it is best to provide a printing time frame of 3 - 4 weeks.
Once the invitations are printed, the envelopes will be printed with each and every guest address. Once the addresses are printed, the envelopes are then hand mounted with liners.
And if you are ordering embellishments, or layered invitations, the invitations will need to be assembled. So you will want to allow plenty of time for assembly, stuffing of the envelopes, and stamping!
Once everything is complete, we will arrange a day and time for you to pick up your invitations if you are local. If you are not local, we will arrange shipping options. You may also request 'white glove service', where we can assemble, stuff, stamp and mail all of your invitations for you!
Final payment will be due at the time of pickup or before your invitations are shipped out to you or mailed to your guests.
12 Weeks Before
As a bride, you may find that this guide line will change depending on the resource that it came from. But a good rule of thumb is to have your RSVP date 6 weeks before your wedding date. This will give you 6 weeks to create your seating chart, give the venue a head count, order favors and any other decor. So if you mail out your wedding invitations 12 weeks before your wedding date, guest will have 6 weeks to send back the RSVP card, and you will have 6 weeks to create and finalize all of the details.
Day of Essentials
6 Weeks Before
Now that the invitations are in the mail and you have received most of your replies back from guests, now is the time to start creating all of the details for your unforgettable wedding ceremony and reception! Shop online to order wedding programs, wedding menus, escort cards, welcome signs, favor tags, table number signs and hotel bag tags.