Eeek, I Just Got Engaged! When Do I Send Out My Save the Dates?
Typically Save the Dates are mailed out six to nine months in advance of your big day. Nine months is especially ideal for destination weddings. Your save the dates can be fancy, fun, funky, formal ~ it’s your choice what style to choose. So make it yours!
How Many Wedding Invitations Sets Do I Need?
Think of how many mailboxes these pretty paper pieces will be gracing. Remember guest on your invitation list does not need an invitation. Chances are there are singles, couples and families on your list, so this will affect your invitation count. Think households and not individual guests.
What About the RSVP Date?
We advise our brides to put an RSVP date on their response card of 4 to 6 weeks prior to their wedding date.
How Much Will It Cost to Mail My Suite?
Don’t assume your invitation suite will just need a basic postage stamp. Before you purchase the pretty wedding stamps, take a completely assembled suite to your local post office to be weighed. Another note: square invitations, pockets and oversized invitation sets will require a surcharge from the post office. And, any item that weighs more than one ounce typically calls for extra postage.
When Should I Mail My Wedding Invitations?
Your guests are getting as excited as you are so they will appreciate receiving an invitation 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding (we are partial to the 8-week option). It will give them time to get ready for your day and make the necessary work and travel arrangements. Paper suites can take anywhere from 10 business days to up to 4 weeks (after proof approval) to be completed so be sure to allocate enough time to get them done and for the calligrapher to address them if you are using one.
There Are Soooo Many Options Available. How Do I Even Choose?
We know that wedding blogs and sites like Pinterest can be your best friend and overwhelming at the same time. We’re here to help. Just come on in with an open mind, but share with us your vision and wedding stationery budget for your big day. Do you want to incorporate your wedding colors in your suite, or do you want your paper look clean and with lots of typography? What type of ceremony and reception are you having? What are you looking for in your paper suite? Ask yourself, are you a “ribbon” girl? Are bold graphics your thing? Are you feeling foil or letterpress? Are layers and pockets eye-catching for you? We have many samples from past sweet clients to show you in our shop and love the opportunity to work on something new.
What Else Will We Be Chatting About?
During the consultation, let us know all of your paper needs. We typically see our brides several times before their Big Day and are very happy about it. Can we help you with save the dates? How about programs, table numbers, signage seating charts and menu cards? Cute welcome bag letters and tags or groomsmen gifts? And don’t forget the necessary thank you notes that will show your guests how grateful you are for their thoughtful gifts.
What About the Thank You Notes?
We love paper (obviously), so we encourage all of our brides to order personalized thank you notes. It’s also the first time to show off the new Mr. and Mrs. in writing! Thank your guests for their gifts by sending them a Handwritten Note. You can tackle a few every evening so it’s not so overwhelming for you and your new spouse. Remember: it’s not polite to accept a wedding gift without thanking the giver properly.