Wishtree 101 | Wedding Invitation Mailing Dates, etc

Hello! Hope you’re having a wonderful week! Today we have a special feature we’d like to share, especially since we’re diving right into Invitation high time. Now is the time you should start meeting with your stationers and putting your ideas on papers. Below are some of the most common questions we get pertaining to mailing dates, when to start designing your invitations and how to choose your RSVP deadline.

When should we order our invitations?
We suggest formally booking with a deposit at least 5 – 6 months prior to your wedding date. This allows for us to start and complete your invites and for you to mail them out on time.

Do we have to order all our invites and stationery at the same time?
Nope! We like to attack the invitations first because they’re the most pressing. They also set the theme for the entire wedding. Stationery can be started around a month before your Wedding Date as the theme has already been decided and the final RSVP numbers are needed to proceed.

When should we order our stationery?
The design process for stationery typically begins a 4 – 5 weeks before your Wedding Date as the theme has already been decided. Also, final RSVP numbers are needed to proceed.

When should we mail out our invitations?
Typically it is best to send out your invitations approximately 3 months prior to your wedding. This allows sufficient time for your out-of-town guests to make the proper travel arrangements and book off any time if needed. If most of your guests are in town or you’re sending out Save-the-Dates, then 2 months prior to the big day is perfect.

What if our Wedding is fast approaching and we left invitations to the last minute? Can you do a rush job?
We aim to try our absolute best to help out everyone as much as possible. Drop us a line and we’ll see if your vision can be completed by your mailout date. Please understand that shorter timelines do incur additional costs due to third party supplier ‘rush’ costs.

How do I choose my RSVP deadline?
We suggest making your RSVP deadline at least 4 weeks before your wedding date (6 weeks if you’re worried about your final guest list numbers). Usually there are a few invitees that forget to mail in their RSVP or misplace it and you’ll have to call and follow up with them. Requesting your RSVP’s 4 weeks in advance allows for 2 weeks of follow ups and ensures that you are able to get your final numbers to your vendors with time to spare.

Well, that’s it for our first installment of Wishtree 101 • Your Questions Answered. We hope you found these tidbits of information helpful and be sure to also check out our FAQ.

Do you have any questions you’d like to see answered on the blog? Let us know!

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