• Tracy Fink

Wedding Invitation Timeline

Updated: Apr 1



You are busy planning your perfect wedding and then it hits you....when do you order your invitations? Have you waited too long? The stress starts to settle in.


Here is a handy timeline to keep you on track from when to order your save the dates to mailing your invitations.



6-12 Months

Order & mail save the dates.


Tip! Send save the dates earlier rather than later for destination and holiday weddings since guests will need more time to prepare.


3-4 Months

Order wedding invitations and enclosure cards.


What are enclosure cards? Reception cards, accommodation cards, direction cards and response cards are all important enclosures.


2-3 Months

Mail invitation ensembles.


Tip! Have a complete invitation ensemble weighed at the post office to determine exact postage, which will save you money


4 Weeks

Order wedding programs, ceremony and reception accessories.


3-4 Weeks

Collect final guest list.


Contact guests who have not responded. Calling, texting and emailing are all perfectly acceptable.


Up to 3 Months After

Mail thank you notes.


Let your guests know you appreciate them!


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