Between bridal magazines, wedding blogs, and television shows dedicated to all things wedding there are more than enough wedding resources to go around and that’s a good thing, until you read one thing here and see a different thing there and you go searching for answers only to find more questions. Brides, you don’t need that! Today, we have answers and only answers… at least when it comes to wedding invitations and their corresponding timeline etiquette. Basic Invite, an innovative stationery design company specializing in custom designed wedding invitations, affordable save the dates, unique bridal shower invitations, and more has the 4-1-1 on the wedding invitation process start to finish!
Before we get started here are a few words of advice from the experts themselves. Start early and plan ahead! This leaves room for any changes or bumps in the road. Not to mention… more time playing around with all of Basic Invite’s beautiful custom colors! Also, don’t stress! Easier said than done, we know, but there is always a bit of wiggle room when it comes to getting your invitations in the mail. No two weddings are the same. If you are able to send them out early, awesome! If something comes up postponing the timeline – don’t stress! Get your invitations out as soon as possible and alter everything else around that to get you back on track!
8 months out go shopping
You will want to hop on to Basic Invite’s website and start shopping! They have over 200 wedding invitation designs to choose from – each are part of a suite. This means there are matching enclosure cards like save the date cards, rsvp cards, accommodation cards, etc. Once you pick your favorite design start customizing! With over 180 colors you can mix and match until you create your perfect wedding invitation. Before ordering in full make sure to take advantage of their custom samples. Order a custom sample of your entire wedding suite and make any edits or changes you would like.
Tip: Make sure to give yourself enough time to shop and customize. There are so many excellent options and endless color combos at Basic Invite. So, if you are a design fanatic or at all indecisive the more time the better! Basic Invite also offers customer assistance for a small fee which gives you access to an in-house editor who will look over your invites and help you make design decisions. Can you say bonus!
6 months out order your save the date cards
4 months out send your save the date cards and order your invites
3 months out send your invites and order your programs, guest books, and thank you cards
2 weeks after order wedding announcements and write and send thank you cards
Use this checklist to help you stay on task. And if you need any help along the way Basic Invite has your back!