Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wedding Stationery Timeline

For 2012, I will be starting a new blog series called Wedding Stationery 411 - an informational section on all stationery wedding-related: save-the-dates, invitations, programs, table numbers, place cards, escort cards, thank you cards, etc. To start off, below is a timeline on save-the-dates and invitations.

This timeline was put together by The Knot, plus some commentary by yours truly, Paper-Charmed. I hope you find this helpful in your wedding planning days.


Just A Thought

(as suggested by The Knot)

(by Paper-Charmed)

9-11 months

Browse invitations to get an idea of what you like. Once you've got a rough guest list, date and a budget in mind, find your stationer. 

Why not browse through our photo gallery of invitations here, then contact us at to schedule an appointment for a free consultation?

Create a wedding website with your proposal story (and later all the details to keep guests in-the-know). 

Have you checked these sites that offer free wedding websites?

6-8 months

Order your save-the-dates and send them to your guests. 

Wouldn't a custom-designed save-the-date cards, engagement party or shower invitations, portraits and announcements to match your wedding invitation be perfect? We can help.

4-5 months

Time to order your invitations. You'll also want to order those inserts (like RSVP cards or rehearsal dinner invites).

Did you know we offer a variety of invitations in many colors? Each and every invitation is completely customizable and is as unique as the couple.

2-3 months

Time to send out your invitations. If lots of guests are booking flights, at least 8 weeks notice is ideal. 

Would you like us to coordinate the address labels with your invitations? We can.

2 weeks

All RSVP cards should be back.

Don't forget to adhere stamps on the RSVP cards. It's only polite to do so. 

Consider postcard RSVP cards. It's a little more economical.

In today's computer-driven society, sometimes RSVP's can be done online. 


  1. Oh this is a great series. Thanks for the information.

  2. Andrea! Thanks always for your kind comments. I always feel like you're a friend from afar. :) I hope to see more posts from you this year!


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