The day you have been dreaming about has finally come! The big question was proposed, and you said YES! Congratulations! Take a moment to take in this blissful moment in your life that you will undoubtedly always remember. But do not hang out on Cloud 9 for too long, because there are plans to be made! Beginning your wedding planning journey can be an intimidating task. But do not fear, we’ve developed this fail proof wedding stationery timeline to assist you along the way.
ASAP CREATE YOUR WEDDING GUEST LIST. BE SURE TO ORGANIZE YOUR LIST BY HOUSEHOLD, NOT BY INDIVIUAL GUESTS. THIS WILL HELP YOU TO DETERMINE HOW MANY SAVE THE DATES AND INVITATIONS TO ORDER.
6-9 MONTHS BEFORE ORDER AND SEND OUT YOUR SAVE THE DATES. YOUR GUESTS WILL APPRECIATE THE EXTRA TIME TO PLAN AND MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS.
3-4 MONTHS BEFORE ORDER WEDDING INVITATIONS, ENCLOSURE CARDS, AND ENVELOPES. FINALIZE YOUR WEDDING DAY TIMELINE AND CONSIDER SHARING IT WITH YOUR GUESTS ON YOUR WEDDING INVITATIONS. IT’S A FUN WAY TO GENERATE EXCITEMENT ABOUT YOUR BIG DAY, AND YOU AND YOUR GUESTS WILL FEEL MORE AT EASE WHEN YOU ARE BOTH CLEAR ON WHAT TO EXPECT.
PRO TIP: Discreetly number your RSVP cards & keep a detailed list of which guest was sent which number. In the case that a guest forgets to write their name, you will know who sent the card. You can ask your good friends at TIPC to print the numbers on the card at no extra charge 😊
6-8 WEEKS BEFORE MAIL YOUR INVITATIONS PRO TIP: HAVE A COMPLETE INVITATION SET WITH ALL ENCLOUSRE CARDS AND ENVELOPES WEIGHED AT THE POST OFFICE TO ENSURE YOU USE THE CORRECT POSTAGE. IF YOUR SET INCLUDES AN RSVP ENVELOPE OR POSTCARD, BE SURE TO ALSO PROVIDE THAT POSTAGE SO YOUR GUEST WON’T HAVE TO.
3 WEEKS BEFORE FOLLOW UP WITH ANY GUESTS WHO HAVE NOT RETURNED AN RSVP. ORDER YOUR “DAY OF” ITEMS… PROGRAMS, PLACE CARDS, SEATING CHART, WELCOME SIGNS, MENUS, TABLE NUMBERS, NAPKINS, ETC.
1-6 WEEKS AFTER THE WEDDING ORDER AND MAIL YOUR THANK YOU NOTES. YOU HAVE 3 MONTHS TO SEND YOUR THANK YOUS, BUT DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!
Sara Cuv —
Hi there, for the invitation design process, do we need to email personalizations prior to purchasing or after we’ve placed an order? Thank you