When I got married, my future husband had to really encourage me to think seriously about our wedding invitations. I really thought that it would be a no-brainer- simple, cheap and just a piece of paper with information. Boy was I wrong! After meeting with the wedding invitation specialist, my wedding invitation ended up being my favorite detail of my whole wedding.
This makes sense as Marie Frey from FCCI Weddings tells us “wedding invitations set the theme and type of wedding you are planning��?. Wow that makes those wedding invitations REALLY important. Also important is having a wedding invitation timeline to assure that you stay on track and the cliché of the “wedding invitation is in the mail��? doesn’t apply to you.
The proper amount of time for wedding invitations is approximately 6 months prior to your wedding date. This allows you enough time to secure proofs and make sure RSVP’s are returned timely. As with everything else in your wedding planning process, give yourself a bit of a breath room with the exact timing- but also don’t hold your breath and miss the deadline entirely. Marie from FCCI Weddings, who specializes in wedding invitations, in addition other wedding planning needs gives us the wedding invitation timeline:
6 Months prior to Wedding date: Order wedding invitation samples, secure consultation with wedding invitation specialist, make selection, review proofs & place order.
3 months prior to Wedding date: Receive wedding invitations & begin addressing (get help with this- it takes time and patience to do correctly and keep organized)
2 months prior to Wedding date: Mail wedding invitations
6 weeks to 1 month prior to Wedding date –RSVP’s Due date. The week the RSVP’s are due- follow up with guests that did not reply (again, get help with this).
2 Weeks prior to the Wedding date- Confirm all numbers based upon your RSVPs to your venue, cater, cake baker, florist, rental companies and any other vendors that require final numbers. This is important, as you will be required to pay per person (if applicable) based on these numbers.
2 weeks prior to the Wedding day-Prepare Reserved-seating arrangements
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Indianapolis, Indiana 46239
Ready to think wedding invitations, give FCCI Weddings a call today and have your wedding invitation set the theme for your special day!