When should you send out wedding invitations?

December 11, 2012 · Print This Article

Wedding invitations play a huge role in your wedding plans. Using professional wedding printers in Hyde Park will go a long way in relieving the pressure and getting the job done properly.

There are a few factors you can take into consideration to make sure you send your invitations out at the right time. Here’s a quick guide of what you need to keep in mind:

Guide for sending out wedding invitations

  • Advance warning. It is important to consider the needs of your guests. People need to ensure the date is kept open and make the necessary provisions (baby-sitting, time off work etc.) If travel arrangements need to be made, it is best to send out your invitations a few months in advance.
  • Delivery. Consider how your wedding invitations will be reaching your guests. If the method is instantaneous- such as e-mail- you generally have more time to play with. If your invites need to be hand-delivered or mailed, it would be best to act sooner rather than later. Sending invites eight weeks prior to the wedding is the general consensus.
  • Response time. This is totally up to you. Talk to the calligrapher or printing company that is doing your place cards and let them give an indication of how much time is needed to complete the job. Take the number of wedding guests into consideration as well because this will influence the work load and the timing.

Although these guidelines may help you with the timing of your wedding invitations, at the end of the day, it all depends on your personal preference as well as the preference of those involved with the planning.

We can create a memorable image for your wedding with an integrated system of wedding programmes, invitations, reception cards, and much more. You can choose from our samples or have our design department create a customised look from scratch. Contact Minuteman Press Hyde Park for everything you need for your wedding printing needs, including invites, place cards, menus and other printed items.


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