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It’s time to take your engagement photos, plan your engagement announcementsand engagement party invitations! (p.s. we’ve tagged a few of our favourite local Ontario photographers on the 2nd image!)
Save the Date
Order and send out your save the datecards to your family and friends.This is also the perfect time to startyour Pinterest inspiration board!
Shop for wedding invitations,meet with wedding stationerydesigners and order samples,paper and colour swatches
Wedding Invitation Design
Begin design process with your stationerydesigner for your invitation suite.
3–6 weeks before mailing out
Print + Production
Depending on your stationery designer,they may outsource printing or have thecapability to print in house. Depending on thematerials and print methods, your stationerydesigner will need time to order in anyspecialty items (wax seals, envelopes, ribbon) for your invitations.
Mail Your Invitations
Assemble, address and send out yourwedding invitations. don’t forget toweigh your invites to make sure you haveenough postage! If you have mail back RSVPcards, make sure you include a stamp forthe rsvp envelope!
8 weeks before
Order any other wedding stationerylike ceremony programs, place cards,seating chart, menu cards, wedding favourtags, table numbers & signage.
3–6 months after
Thank You Cards
Order, write and mail outyour thank you cards toyour guests
I hope this timeline was helpful! Wedding Invitations are the first element your guests see for your big day and one of the first items on your wedding planning list!
Your going to want to save this one for later or share it with a friend who is getting married!
The essential guide I wish I'd had when I was planning my wedding!