Updated: Feb 5, 2020
It's romantic, fun and hectic times ahead, with many decisions to be made.
But first, celebrate your engagement; call your parents, get a manicure, toast with your best friends and start planning the biggest party of your life.
1. Get an overview of your budget.
2. Decide on a date and a location.
3. Get a preliminary guest list started.
4. Talk to your stationery provider.
One of the most frequently asked questions is W H E N is the right time to order the paper? Below is our recommendation for the wedding stationery timeline, but keep in mind every wedding is unique, and it is never too early to start the process. And if you're on a tight schedule, most places will be a great help at getting your wedding paper out to your guests asap.
To proceed from here your party needs a profile, and you might already have an idea regarding the style of wedding you want. It should reflect you both, and be a celebration of you as a couple. The more personal you make it, the more unique it will be. The invitation suit should be the guests first impression of your celebration, and give clear and sufficient information as well as create anticipation and excitement. The color scheme, the fonts, the tactile elements and final details should all give your party people a glimpse of what's ahead, inspire their attire and set expectations for the events.
A formal and opulent soiree? A casual outdoor adventure? Classic wedding etiquette or a more contemporary take on tying the knot? With a clear vision for your wedding, it is more likely all the elements will align and create a coherent look, which again will elevate the whole event. Places like Pinterest is your friend during this planning stage, but remember to be your own bride and groom, celebrating your own wedding and not someone else's.
Your invitation supplier will love getting your inspiration and happily help you choose a design that fits the profile.
Sending those 'save-the-date' cards will make it all very real, and everyone can start counting down the days.