There are often many questions and processes that go into selecting your stationery for your wedding. The biggest questions seem to be, "When do I send my invitations out?" and "What is the proper wording?" Well, we're here with you today to not only provide a fabulously detailed stationery timeline but also various wording samples. Check out the full invitations & stationery checklist worksheets HERE or on page 339 - 340 in our 2017 edition of the Wedding Planner & Guide.

TIMING

  • 9-12 MONTHS BEFORE:
    Begin save the date design concept and compile guests' addresses
  • 8-11 MONTHS BEFORE:
    Mail save the dates
  • 5-6 MONTHS BEFORE:
    Meet the stationer to determine style and color options, place order, and begin proofing process
  • 3 MONTHS BEFORE:
    Address wedding invitations
  • 8 WEEKS BEFORE:
    Mail invitations so people have enough time to make travel arrangements and plan their schedules accordingly, particularly during a busy summer season
  • 6-8 WEEKS BEFORE:
    Meet with invitation specialist to discuss
    programs, menus, escort and cards, favors, and any other signage or day-of accessories
  • 3-4 WEEKS BEFORE:
    Finalize orders for programs and day-of wedding accessories

Check out this gorgeous gallery of several invitations as featured in our 2017 edition

Sugar Pear Design

Sugar River Stationers

Paperworks Design Co.

Featured Photo - LK Bridal Studio | Gallery Photos - Tim Fitch Photography