Happy 2021! It’s January, and you’re probably wondering – what should you be doing this month for your wedding stationery? Here’s what to take care of based on what month you’re getting married in this year:
If you’re getting married this month – congrats!
If you are having place cards, escort cards, or a seating chart, confirm with your stationery designer or calligrapher that they have all your guest names and table assignments.
Finalize all the little details for your day-of signage.
Grab a bottle of champagne and celebrate!
You are 2-3 weeks out.
Start following up with those guests who haven’t quite finalized their RSVP.
Begin finalizing your seating assignments as you get RSVPs.
You are 6-8 weeks out.
It’s time to send your invites out! Sending your invites 6-8 weeks before your wedding date allows your guests to plan for travel. If you are having a destination wedding, send your invites out 8-10 weeks before your wedding.
Finalize and order your day-of stationery. This includes your reception signs, menus, custom napkins, and other signage.
You are 3 months out.
Your guests should have received their invitations and are starting to make plans and send their reply cards in.
Start updating your spreadsheet with their responses.
You are 4-6 months out.
If you haven’t already started working with a stationer, this would be a great time to do so. Stationers book up months in advance, so make sure you book with them as soon as you can!
You are 8-10 months out.
Send out Save the Date cards to all the guests you are inviting to the wedding. This is a great time to organize your guest list and make sure you have updated addresses.
If you’re looking for a great tool to collect addresses, check out Postable. It allows you to send your guests a form for them to input their addresses, birthday, and anniversaries into. You can download your addresses in a format that will work great for your stationer to address your envelopes with.
You are less than a year out.
Begin talking with a stationer about your Save the Date cards.
Remember you need to send your save the dates out 6-8 months in advance if over 50% of your guests are local, and 8-10 months in advance if over 50% are traveling.
Finalize your guest list and begin gathering addresses.
Jan 4, 2021