Mark your calendar! Here's the ideal timeline for creating art with us:
12+ MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
Start doing research on wedding stationers and calligraphers. It’s smart to already have an idea for
wording on Save the Dates and invitations, as well as quantities you might need to order. Find a few
images that your really love for stationery! If you want to book a calligrapher, go ahead and lock them
in now, as they book up quickly!
12 MONTHS BEFORE
Begin designing your save the dates.
8 MONTHS BEFORE
Mail your save the dates to your guests and begin designing your wedding invitations.
3 MONTHS BEFORE
Start designing day-of items, like menus, programs, signage, escort cards, etc., as well as to design
your thank you cards.
2-3 MONTHS BEFORE
You should be mailing the finished invitations to your guests at this time. If you’re planning a destination wedding, you can mail even earlier - it’s whatever you’re comfortable with.
5 WEEKS BEFORE
This is the due date for your response cards to be mailed back to you. This gives about 2 weeks of time to follow up on tardy responses before your final guest count is due to caterers. This should be adjusted based on your own vendor’s timelines & contract requirements.
1 MONTH BEFORE
Menu cards & programs sent to print once final counts are known.
2 WEEKS BEFORE
Final guest list due for final formatting on escort cards & place cards.
WITHIN 3 MONTHS OF RECEIVING GIFTS
Mail your thank you notes to guests