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Wedding Stationery Timelines: A Guide to Planning and Preparation

Wedding stationery is a beautiful way to share your love story and set the tone for your special day. From announcing your engagement to sending thank you cards after the wedding, each piece of stationery should reflect the joy and excitement of your big day. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the process and ensure your wedding stationery timeline is perfect.

Announcing your Engagement- Whenever you're ready

As soon as you’re ready, share the exciting news of your engagement with your loved ones. Whether you plan to host a grand celebration or a small gathering, sending out engagement party invitations is the first step in your wedding preparations. Keep the details simple, including the date, time, location, and RSVP information.

Whenever you're ready

Sending Save the Dates6-12 months before the big day

Start the countdown to your big day by sending out save the dates. It’s best to send these out 6 to 12 months before your wedding, so your guests have enough time to plan accordingly. This is also a great opportunity to showcase your personal style and give a glimpse into your wedding theme. Our team can help you customise your save the dates with your preferred colours and elements. If you’re having a destination wedding, be sure to send out your save the dates as early as possible.

Add your own touch to the design, we can customise colours and wording/ statements to truly make your stationery unique.

If you’re unsure about your choice, take advantage of our free sample pack offer to help you decide.

6-12 months before

Posting Wedding Invitations- At least 2 months before you say ‘I do’

About 2 months before your wedding, it’s time to send out your official wedding invitations. Your guests will appreciate the details about the venue and reception timings, so make sure to include all the necessary information. If you have limited hotel options or transportation links, it’s best to send out your invitations early to give your guests plenty of time to book and prepare.

2 months before the big day

On-the-Day Stationery- 1-2 months

With your wedding date fast approaching, you’ll want to secure your details for the day. About 1 to 2 months in advance, consider getting printed table plans, place cards, order of service, and personalised wedding menus. Your on-the-day stationery should reflect your personalities as a couple, so have fun with it!

1-2 months in advance

Thanking Your Guests

After your wedding, take the time to show your appreciation to the special people who made it memorable. Send handwritten wedding thank you cards within 6 weeks of your wedding, and cherish the opportunity to relive your special day as you write messages of thanks.

Within 6 Weeks

In conclusion, your wedding stationery is an important part of your big day, and should reflect your unique love story. By following this comprehensive guide, you’ll be able to navigate the process and ensure that your wedding stationery timeline is perfect. Start shopping for your paper treasures today, and follow @paperandpress_ for inspiration on all your important paper details.