Wedding Stationery Timeline – When to send Wedding Invitations

When to send wedding invitations

One of the common questions I am asked as a stationer is “When to send wedding invitations out” or “When do I need to order my invitations by”. The answer, like everything in life is “it depends”. But I have prepared a handy wedding invitations timeline infographic below, which is suggested for when you have :

  • RSVP Cards to be posted back
  • No overseas guests.

 The quick version

  1. Order your invitations 16-18 weeks prior to the wedding
  2. Post wedding invitations: 12 weeks prior to the wedding
  3. Guests receive invitations: 10-10.5 weeks prior to the wedding
  4. RSVP date: 6 weeks prior to wedding
  5. Chase RSVPs: 4-6 weeks prior to wedding
  6. Work out your seating Plan: 4-5 weeks prior to wedding
  7. Order place cards, seating charts, menus and order of service booklets: 4 weeks prior to wedding

The Handy graphic to save to your pinterest board

When to order your wedding invitations and when to send your wedding invitations