Questions to Ask Before Ordering Wedding Invitations
Congratulations, you’re engaged! As you plan your special day, one of the many decisions you will be making is choosing your wedding invitations. One thing to keep in mind is that this is your guests’ first glimpse into the style, personality, and tone of your event. It’s your first opportunity to “wow” them!
With so many details to consider, SB&G Preferred Invitation Vendors are here to help guide brides and grooms through the wedding invitation process and make recommendations to help them find the best invitation to reflect the style of their wedding day, whether formal, traditional, contemporary or fun!
Questions to Consider Before Buying Wedding Invitations
- How would you like your invitation to convey your personal style and taste and set the tone for your wedding day?
- Do you want to incorporate a color scheme or theme in the invitation?
- What are the options for color, paper type, ink and typestyles?
- What are the different printing processes offered? Which would be best for your wedding budget?
- How many invitations will you need to order? (Remember, this is the number of households you will be sending invitations to, not the number of guests!)
- Will you need other enclosures included with the wedding invitation, besides the response card?
- Once the order is placed, how long will it take to receive the completed invitations?
- What are your options for addressing the invitations?
- Can you also order save the dates, ceremony programs, table numbers, place cards, menus, etc. from your invitation store/artist?
When to Order and Send Wedding Invitations
As for the timing, wedding invitations should be ordered four to six months prior to your wedding (along with selecting and ordering rehearsal dinner, bridal luncheon, and shower invitations).
Put your wedding invitations in the mail six to eight weeks prior to your wedding date, followed two weeks later by rehearsal dinner and bridal luncheon invites.
With four weeks to go, consider all your other paper needs, such as ceremony programs, menu cards, and place cards. And don’t forget the thank you cards to follow up with family and friends who were there to celebrate and support you on your big day!
Don’t forget to check out our SB&G Preferred Invitation Vendors for all your wedding paper needs.