Welcome, lovely brides-to-be! We know you've got a million and one things on your wedding to-do list, and one of those important tasks is ordering your wedding stationery. But when is the right time to tackle this task? Fear not, because we've got the scoop to make this step a breeze!
- Save the Dates: Timing is Everything
- Consider ordering your save the dates 6-12 months before the big day. For destination weddings, sending them out 8-10 months ahead ensures your guests have plenty of time to prepare.
- Fun idea: Create a Magnet Save the Date. Place your wedding date/location in the magnet, and invite your guests to put it on their fridge.
- Wedding Invitations: The Art of Anticipation
- Plan to order your wedding invitations 4-6 months in advance. If you are planning to include custom drawings, it is ideal to book your stationery vendor 8-10 months in advance.
- Mailing them out 8-10 weeks before the big day is a sweet spot, giving your guests time to respond and mark their calendars.
- Fun Idea: Infuse your unique personality into the design – it's your guests first sneak peek into your beautiful day! See our Awesome Couples Showcase for examples of how to do this.
- RSVP Cards: It's a Numbers Game
- Order these along with your invitations for a coordinated look.
- Ensure there's a clear deadline for RSVPs, typically set at 4-6 weeks before your wedding.
- Wording tip: Be clever but straightforward – we'll dive into this in one of our next posts!
- Menus and Programs: The Final Countdown
- Order your menus and programs 3-4 weeks before your wedding.
- Include a touch of your personality, whether it's a funny quote or a heartfelt message.
- Don't stress, but do proofread like a pro! Last-minute details are prone to grammar mistakes. For awesome menu ideas, Click Here.
- Thank You Cards: Gratitude, the Heart of It All
- Order these 1-2 months before your wedding.
- Send them out within 3 months of your big day.
- Make them personal - mention the gift and your appreciation for the guest's presence.
Timing your wedding stationery is as crucial as choosing your dream gown! With these gentle tips, you'll have your stationery game on point. Stay tuned for more wedding wisdom in our upcoming posts! Visit Our Collections for Design Inspiration.
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