I’ve read so many generic guides to buying wedding stationery on the internet. Some are outdated, many ignore DIY brides and there’s no single article out there which considers all the options – so I’ve put together a simple guide to help you work out when to order your wedding stationery, whatever style you choose and wherever you’re ordering it from!
A comprehensive guide to ordering wedding invitations: when, what & why
Save the Date?
Save the Date cards are an optional extra. You don’t necessarily need them, but they can be nice if:
- you’re getting married abroad
- or in holiday time
- or just to send to key people who absolutely have to be at your wedding!
Send Save the Dates up to a year in advance. Any longer and you risk guests forgetting all about them.
Send your invitations between 3 months and 6 weeks before your big day. The important thing is to remember you’ll need to buy your invitations weeks beforehand: