Timeline

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