date, time, place! now what???

How do you let all the important people in your lives know the important details for your big day? Here’s a little cheat sheet to help keep you right on track — compliments of Invitation Solutions!  Your specific timeline will vary depending on the length of your engagement. But don’t stress! — enjoy this fun design process that helps set the tone for your wedding day. 6-9 months prior to your wedding

  • Window shop for ideas
  • Complete your guest list
  • Design your save the dates (I.S. would love to help!)
  • Finalize your guest list

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4-6 months prior to your wedding

  • Mail your save the dates (then enjoy all the texts, calls and emails about how everyone loves your save the dates!)
  • Meet with your Stationer or Graphic Designer to select your invitation
  • Order your invitation suite, finalize the design details and  select your invitation wording
  • Determine how many invitations you will need to order (remember this should be the number of households you are sending invitations to and NOT the number of people on your guest list) then add about 10% for people you decide to add to your list and to ensure you have a few extra for yourself.
  • Determine how your invitations will be addressed
    • Hand calligraphy
    • Computer calligraphy
    • Hand written

Love calligraphy

3 months prior to your wedding

  • Have one complete invitation ensemble weighed at the post office
  • Purchase postage for your reply cards (buy forever stamps in case of a postage increase)
  • Address and stuff your invitations

6-8 weeks before your wedding

  • Purchase postage for your invitations and stamp invitations
  • Take your invitations to the post office and ask for them to be hand canceled and then mailed (listen to your guests’ excitement about your wedding day and all the compliments on your wedding stationery!)

Need help with your Wedding Day Programs and Reception Items like menus, thank you notes, personalized beverage napkins, signage? We’d love to help you with these items too! So, get your invitations in the mail, and then come see us so we can help you with the stationery details that will personalize your wedding day!

mandy