Congratulations on your engagement! Now the fun part begins, you get to plan your wedding day with the person you want to spend forever with. From your save the dates all the way to your escort cards it’s never too soon to start planning it all. Plus it’s important to know when to send wedding invitations and everything else that goes along with your stationery. Keep reading to get all the details, or scroll to the bottom for a quick cheat sheet on when to do it all based on your wedding month.
First Up Pick Your Wedding Date
Once you’ve selected your wedding date and booked your venue you can start with everything else. Whether you have a planner to help you along the way or you’re diy’ing it, it’s important to keep track of specific dates when it comes to your wedding stationery. Which is why I have mapped out all the big dates below so you don’t miss anything and you can stress less plus you’ll know when to send wedding invitations! All you have to do is find the month you’re getting married and then work with the suggested dates on sending out invites, setting RSVP dates, and more.
Your Quick Wedding Stationery Dates
- Destination or holiday wedding save the dates / 8-12 months prior to wedding
- Save the dates / 6-8 months prior to wedding
- Destination or holiday wedding invitations / 12-14 weeks prior to wedding
- Wedding invitations / 8-10 weeks prior to wedding
- Day of wedding designs / 2-3 months prior to wedding
- RSVP date / 4-6 weeks prior to wedding
It’s never too soon to make a first impression!
When you’re planning when to send out your stationery the date ranges above are great to keep in mind so you do not miss anything important. But as with anything there are always exceptions so be sure to work with your planner or stationer to fit your specific needs. Especially the RSVP date which you definitely want to coordinate with your vendors like the caterers and venue based on when they need final guest counts. The RSVP date will also impact your day of wedding designs like escort cards so be sure to give your stationer as much time as possible to create the pieces.
Now that you know the general timing of your stationery you can see exactly when to complete each task based on your own wedding month!
When to send wedding invitations?
When to Send Your Invitations & More
I hope the dates above are super helpful for you and will guide you on when to send your wedding invitations. The full chart is below incase you want to see all the dates at once! If you want more great resources check out my board which always has new articles to help you out. And if you need more help sticking to your timeline and designing everything you can always set up a consultation with Proof & Parchment.