Weddings involve a lot of paper, one of my favorite things. From save the dates and invitations to programs and escort cards, there’s a lot of pretty little paper details to keep track of. Here is a wedding stationery timeline to help you with your wedding paper needs.
Details to Include
Location, date and wedding website
Who to Send to
In addition to wedding guests, remember to send a save the date to your bridal party. Also consider sending a save the date to your wedding vendors as well (officiant, planner, photographer, etc.).
It is okay to have an A list and a B list. Mail Save the Dates to the people you absolutely want to join in the celebration. The B list can be included in the invitation mailing.
When to Send
In some instances, Save the Dates should be sent out as quickly as possible. The day and location will help you decide the best time to mail out Save the Dates. Weddings that may require advance planning from guests:
Since your wedding invitations will set the style and tone for your wedding, I recommend sitting down and beginning the invitation design process with your stationer least six months in advance.
It’s a good idea to order an extra 25 invitations to account for last-minute invites, personal keepsakes, and any mistakes during addressing/assembly.
Factor in Time for Assembling & Addressing
We recommend ordering your invitations 4–6 months in advance. This gives ample time for assembly and addressing should you choose a calligrapher. Tip: consider an invitation stuffing party with your bridesmaids! This is a great way to get your gal pals involved in the wedding and make for a fun evening.