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The Ultimate Wedding Stationery & Signage Order Timeline

Planning a wedding involves countless details, and one of the most important aspects is your wedding stationery. From save the dates to invitations and on-the-day signage, each piece plays a crucial role in setting the tone for your special day.

To help you navigate the timeline, here's a comprehensive guide to ordering your wedding stationery, ensuring you have everything you need, right when you need it.

12 Months Out: Save the Dates

Why Order Early?

Save the dates are the first glimpse your guests will have of your wedding. Sending them out a year in advance ensures that your guests have plenty of time to mark their calendars and make travel arrangements if necessary. This is especially important for destination weddings or if you're getting married during a busy holiday season.

What to Include:

  • Your names

  • The wedding date

  • Location (city and state)

  • A note indicating that a formal invitation will follow

Design Tips:

Choose a design that reflects your wedding theme and style. Whether it's elegant, rustic, modern, or whimsical, your save the dates set the stage for the rest of your wedding stationery.

5-7 Months Out: Wedding Invitations

Why Order Now?

Your wedding invitations should be ordered 5-7 months before your big day. This allows enough time for designing, proofreading, printing, and addressing. Invitations should be mailed out about 10-12 weeks before the wedding, giving guests ample time to RSVP.

What to Include:

  • The names of the couple

  • Date and time of the ceremony

  • Venue details

  • RSVP information

  • Dress code (if applicable)

  • Directions and accommodation information (if needed)

Design Tips:

Your invitations should align with the overall theme and color scheme of your wedding. With our comprehensive range of coloured cardstocks and printing designs, our team will create the perfect invitation set for you.

4-6 Months Out: On-the-Day Signage & Stationery

(OR even earlier to ensure you don't miss out on your date!)

Why Order Now?

Ordering on-the-day signage and stationery 4-6 months in advance ensures that all elements are cohesive and ready well before the wedding day. This includes menus, seating plans, place cards, welcome signs, and any other wedding signage and stationery items you plan to use.

We do recommend to book in even earlier then this if you can, to avoid missing out on your date with us as we do book out during peak seasons.

What to Include:

  • Wedding Welcome Sign

  • Wedding Seating Plan

  • Wedding Bar Menus

  • Wedding Table Numbers

  • Wedding Menu cards with meal options & place cards

  • Wishing Wells & wishing well signage

  • Programs detailing the order of events

  • Direction signs, and other necessary signage

  • Any additional decorative elements like favor tags

Design Tips:

Keep the design consistent with your invitations and save the dates. This creates a seamless look and feel throughout your wedding day.

Pro Tips for a Smooth Process:

  1. Work with our team: Hiring a professional stationer can save you time and ensure that all pieces are beautifully coordinated. We will guide you through the design process and help you avoid common pitfalls.

  2. Proofread Everything: Before finalizing your order, triple-check all details for accuracy. A small typo can become a big headache later on.

  3. Order Extras: Always order a few extra copies of each item. This accounts for any last-minute additions to the guest list or any mistakes during addressing.

  4. Keep Track of RSVPs: Set your RSVP date for 8 weeks prior tom your date. Set up a system for tracking RSVPs as they come in. This will help you finalize numbers for your caterer and seating arrangements. Whether it be a spreadsheet or the use of a wedding website.

  5. Consider Postage: Don’t forget to budget for postage. Invitations with multiple inserts or heavier paper may require additional postage.

By following this timeline and keeping these tips in mind, you’ll ensure that your wedding stationery process is smooth and stress-free.

Your beautifully coordinated stationery will not only provide essential information but also add a touch of elegance and personal flair to your special day. Happy planning!

Feel free to reach out if you need further details or assistance with your wedding stationery & signage. We are here to make your planning process as seamless as possible.


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