Wedding Stationery Timeline
Let’s get organized!
From your Save the Dates to Wedding Invitations to Thank You Cards – we’re sharing what pieces of wedding stationery are must-haves and when the best time is to mail each.
Here’s a timeline of what to send and when to send it:
Save the Dates
Order Your Save the Dates: 9+ Months Before the Wedding
Your save the date timeline is simple: they can be ordered as soon as you set your location and wedding date. We suggest ordering them at least 9 months before your wedding day.
Mail Your Save the Dates: 6-9+ Months Before the Wedding
Save the Dates should be sent a 6-9 months (or more!) before your wedding. The more time your guests have to plan, the better. If you’re having a destination wedding, this timeline looks a bit different.
Order Your Wedding Invitations: 4+ Months Before the Wedding
Wedding Invitations should be ordered at least 4 months before your wedding. This will give you time to assemble and address the invitations.
Send Your Wedding Invitations: 4-8 Weeks Before the Wedding
Assuming you sent save the dates, you can send your formal invitations anywhere from 4-8 weeks before your wedding day. Your timeline is dependent on lots of factors, including the size of your guest list. Read more about when to send wedding invitations right here.
Other Wedding Stationery
Order Your Thank You Cards: 4+ Months Before the Wedding
Trust us; having thank you cards on hand is key to getting them out in a timely manner. To be prepared, order plenty prior to your first bridal shower. You’ll be so glad you did!
Order Your Bridal Shower Invites: 3+ Months Before the Wedding
Let your besties know that the best time to throw your shower is 1-3 months before your wedding. Kick off the celebration in style with our cheap and chic bridal shower invitations .
Order Your Rehearsal Dinner Invites: With Your Wedding Invitations
Don’t forget about your rehearsal dinner. You’ll likely only want to invite select wedding guests to the night-before celebration and the easiest way to do it is with our cheap rehearsal dinner invites.
Order Your Wedding Programs: 3+ Weeks Before the Wedding
Your wedding programs can be ordered as soon as you have all the information for your ceremony. Sometimes, this comes down to the last minute, but don’t worry! Our ceremony programs print and ship in just a couple days.
Order Your Wedding Announcements: 3+ Weeks After the Wedding
You said your vows; now show it off! Send official wedding announcements and share your newlywed status in print!
Best of luck brides and grooms! Ready to start browsing? Start with our super-affordable save the dates and get ready to fall in love with your wedding stationery.