Remember that wine and notepad?
What, where, when, why? I have some answers for you here!
NOTE: If you are hoping for a full, cohesive wedding invitation suite, the sooner the better. Given the nature of custom calligraphy invitation suites, it can take a few months to design and produce.
9 TO 12 MONTHS
Research wedding stationers and calligraphers whose work you love.
7 TO 9 MONTHS
Mail your Save-the-Dates! If you are having a destination wedding or have many family members and friends coming from out of town you will want to send them Save the Date’s closer to the 9 month mark. It gives everyone time to plan, save and book flights!
5 TO 7 MONTHS
Concepting! This is when we start designing your invitations! This process isn’t the fastest since there will likely be round of design proofs, ideas bouncing, mind changing and then of course, production and getting things printed, painted or foiled and mailed.
3 TO 4 MONTHS - FOR ENVELOPES
WOW-FACTOR! If you are getting calligraphy envelopes, this is the time to finalize your list and get it to me. If you have an emergency add-on or take-off, email me right away to so I can accommodate the extras.
6 TO 8 WEEKS
IN THE MAIL, GO GO GO! Okay, you don’t need to be crazy, but 6-8 weeks is the time to start putting those babies in the mail. If you are the one that will be assembling and mailing these out, make sure to allow for extra time. You can always ask me to mail these for you once they are all done. Start talking about day-of details like place cards, escort cards, menus or seating charts.
3 TO 5 WEEKS
Your RSVP's should be coming in around this time. Make sure to hunt down any stragglers so you can start laying out your seating chart so you can get it to me, time is ticking!
2 TO 3 WEEKS
If you wanted day-of details such as place cards, seating charge, menus or extra signage now’s the time! WE ARE SO CLOSE!!
WEDDING DAY!!!! HECK YESSS!!!!
1 TO 3 MONTHS AFTER - HA, YOU’RE NOT DONE YET!
It's time to send out thank you notes for all the swag you got. If you want custom thank you notes that match your wedding stationery, make sure I know this since it will likely be made during the design process up in the 5-7 month range.