When to order weddings invitations is a question that nearly every bride I talk to has! Today I have a quick post about the ideal time to order your wedding stationery. Plus a bonus printable worksheet – so you can figure out your personalized wedding stationery ordering timeline!
As an organized and informed bride, I’m sure you know you should mail your wedding invitations about 6-8 weeks before your wedding. So when is the right time to order them? I’ve found that 6-9 months before your wedding is the sweet spot for ordering. (Trying to count months backward? Here’s a quick reference for you.)
If you plan to mail your invites two months before your wedding, ordering them six months in advance leaves us with four months for design and production. If you’re not utilizing Banter & Charm’s envelope printing services (or you’re sending the envelopes to a calligrapher), make sure to allow extra time to address the envelopes. That may sound like a long time, but keep in mind that it can take up to six weeks for just the printing portion. Are you ordering a custom design? Planning a destination wedding? You’ll want to start your order about a month earlier.
Occasionally we can hurry the process along, but it’s best to take your time. You don’t want to be rushed when you’re reviewing proofs. I know from experience that the quicker you try to do something, the more likely you are to overlook an important detail, miss a typo, or even approve the wrong quantity!
What about other wedding stationery – like save the dates or dinner menus? Just download my free worksheet to figure out your personalized stationery timeline!
I hope you found this portion of The Wedding Stationery Guide helpful!