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Wedding Stationery Timeline

One year to six months out:

Send save the dates

Save-the-dates are a great way to let guests know the date and location of your wedding. The earlier you send these out the better. It allows guests to mark their calendar and plan accordingly. Especially beneficial if you are having a destination/out of state wedding and/or inviting out of town guests.

Six Months Out:

Order Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitation is the first taste of your wedding that guests will experience. It will give guests a sample of the type of celebration you are having and the important information of where to go and what time they need to be there.

Six - Eight weeks out:

Send wedding invitations

Order Reception and Ceremony Signage/Items

Between six and eight weeks before your wedding day you should mail out your wedding invitations. This will give guests plenty of time to receive and reply to the invitation.

At this timeframe you should also order your favors and finalize reception signage and ceremony signage.

For your ceremony you may want signs to tell people where to sit, a program to share with them the events of the ceremony among other things. For the reception you’ll want to think about table numbers, dessert signage, seating chart, favor signs, and more.

*Insert link here* Here are ideas of signage you can consider for your ceremony and reception.

Three weeks out:

RSVP deadline is three weeks out

- Collection RSVPs – follow up with others

- Order Programs

Two weeks out:

Finalize seating chart, and details

Six weeks post-wedding: Thank you notes

The Holidays

Send out a card as a couple

What questions do you have? I am happy to answer any for you in the comments!


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