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Wedding Stationery Timeline

Your Timeline to keep all your stationery needs on track

1 year to 6 months before the wedding – order Save the Date cards

6 months before the wedding – decide on wedding invitation
Contact us with your thoughts – we can speed things up for the busy professional

6 months before the wedding – decide on your addressing method
We can order computer based addressing, line up a hand calligrapher

4 months before the wedding make your wedding invitation order –
We need your deposit of 1/2, your basics for wording, your choice of fonts
We can help with the design choices and talk you through the wording

3 1/2 months before the wedding take your envelopes to calligrapher for addressing

2 months before the wedding – mail your invitations

4-6 weeks before the wedding – order programs, menu cards, table numbers

3 weeks before the wedding – order place cards, escort cards or seating board
Excel lists in alphabetical order will be needed

2-6 weeks after the wedding – send thank you notes for gifts

Gloria Boyden Gloria Boyden
About The Author

Gloria is the founder of Events by Design, an invitation, floral design, and wedding planning firm established in 1988.

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