With the date set and your plan in motion, it's time to choose and send your invitation suite! To ensure you have plenty of time, plan on booking your stationer about 6 months before your big day.
Save The Dates
Save The Dates should be ordered and sent 6-8 months before the wedding. (5-7 months is suggested for weddings with few out of town guests; 7-10 months is suggested for weddings with lots of out-of-town-guests or destination weddings.)
Wedding invitations should designed 6-8 months before the wedding and sent 6-8 weeks before the wedding. Please keep in mind the time it takes to stuff, stamp and address your envelopes!
The reply date for your guests is usually one month before the wedding date, but this can be changed to accommodate the bride and groom’s needs.
Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
Rehearsal Dinner Invitations should either be included in the formal invitation or sent 1-2 weeks after.
Day-of items should be ordered 2-3 months before the wedding and include escort cards, menus, napkins, cups, signage, favor tags and other party accessories.
Thank You Cards
Should be sent within 4 weeks for gifts received before the wedding. Should be sent within 2-3 months for gifts received at and after the wedding.