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  • Tracy Fink

Wedding Invitation Timeline

Updated: Apr 1, 2021

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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