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  • Writer's pictureNina Bashaw

When should you order your invitations and when should you mail them out?



When should you order your invitations

and when should you mail them out?


WHEN SHOULD I ORDER MY WEDDING INVITATIONS?

In order to avoid additional fees due to rushing and extra shipping cost start your invitation research early on in your wedding planning process.. It’s one pf the first items you need to check off your to do list, it will lessen your stress level knowing it’s been taken care of. Remember that when you start the process of picking out invitations the more options you’ll have to choose from. For example if your heart is set on letter press invitations, gold foiling, or hand written addresses by a calligrapher you will want to make sure you order those in plenty of time because they take longer to make.


So, when is the best time to order wedding invitations? If you ask a professional stationer most will say about 6-9 months ahead of your wedding date. This way it gives you time to make any changes and add extra’s like like envelope liners, extra cards, and enough time to assemble them!





WHEN SHOULD I MAIL OUT OUR WEDDING INVITATIONS?

Now that you have your invitations ordered when mail then out? Sending them too early or too late can be impolite, so here are basic wedding invite timeline rules:


1 :Save the dates - As soon as a year from the wedding date.


2: Invitations for local weddings - These should be sent out eight weeks before your wedding.


3: Invitations for destination weddings - Ideally should be sent to your guests three months in advance of your wedding.


Picking out your your invitation suite and mailing them out is a super exciting part of the wedding planning processes. Hopefully this blog post was helpful in planning your dream wedding here in Tampa!




WHEN SHOULD I SET MY RSVP DATE BY?

Your wedding invitation must include a way for guests to respond. No matter if you’re having your guests respond via a wedding website or inserting a traditional RSVP card into your invitation suite you need a way for them to respond and by a certain date. This is important so they know when to make their decision by if they will be able to attend your wedding. The general rule of thumb is one month before your wedding date is the sweat spot. It gives your guests enough time to decide if they will attend, as well as giving you enough time to let the appropriate vendors know of the guest count so that you have enough food, cake, seats, etc.

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