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Tips for Wedding Stationery Timelines

Wedding stationery sets the tone for your special day and communicates important details to your guests. From save-the-date cards to invitations, programs to thank you notes, each piece contributes to the overall aesthetic. To ensure a smooth process and

timely delivery of your wedding stationery, it's essential to plan and follow a well-structured timeline. In this article, we'll provide helpful tips for organizing and ordering your wedding paper goods.

Start Early:

Begin planning and designing your wedding stationery at least six to eight months before your wedding date. This allows ample time for research, inspiration gathering, and working with designers or printers.

Save-the-Date Cards:

Send out save-the-date cards six to eight months before your wedding. Include your wedding website if available, where guests can find additional information and updates.


Send out wedding invitations eight to twelve weeks prior to your big day. Consider design, proofing, printing, and addressing envelope timeframes. Avoid last-minute rush by planning accordingly.

RSVP Deadline:

Set an RSVP deadline two to three weeks before your wedding. Clearly state the deadline on your invitation and offer multiple response options for guests.

Day-of Stationery:

Plan and create day-of stationery items, such as programs, escort cards, table numbers, and menus, four to six weeks before your wedding. Ensure the design aligns with your overall theme.

Thank You Notes:

Send out thank you notes within three months of your wedding to express gratitude. Stay organized and track gifts received to personalize your notes accordingly.

Proofreading and Printing:

Thoroughly proofread all stationery items before final approval. Double-check names, dates, times, and addresses. Allow ample time for printing and delivery, considering potential delays.

Planning an

d ordering your wedding stationery requires organization and adherence to a timeline. Starting early, setting clear deadlines, and working closely with your stationer or designer will ensure beautifully crafted paper goods delivered in a timely manner. From save-the-dates to thank you notes, each item contributes to your wedding's success. Communicate your preferences to achieve the desired results. With these tips, you'll create a cohesive and visually stunning stationery suite that reflects your style and enhances your wedding celebration.

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