Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and you want everything to be perfect, including paper products. From save the dates to wedding invitations to place cards and more, there are several paper products you'll need to purchase for your wedding. In this blog post, we'll discuss the timeline for purchasing these paper products.
Save the Dates (6-12 Months Before Your Wedding) Save the dates are usually sent out 6-12 months before the wedding, depending on your timeline. If you're planning a destination wedding or have many out-of-town guests, consider sending save the dates earlier. You'll want to give your guests plenty of time to make travel arrangements and take time off work if necessary. When choosing your save the dates, make sure they match the style and theme of your wedding.
Wedding Invitations (3-4 Months Before Your Wedding) Your wedding invitations should be sent out 3-4 months before your wedding. This gives your guests plenty of time to RSVP and make arrangements to attend. When choosing your wedding invitations, consider the formality and theme of your wedding. You'll want your invitations to match the style of your wedding and give your guests an idea of what to expect.
RSVP Cards (2-3 Months Before Your Wedding) Your wedding invitations should include RSVP cards that your guests can send back to you. You'll want to include a deadline for RSVPs, which should be 2-3 weeks before the wedding. This will give you time to finalize your guest list and make any necessary arrangements for seating and catering.
Programs (1-2 Months Before Your Wedding) If you're having a ceremony with religious or cultural traditions, you may want to create programs to explain the order of events. Programs can also be a nice touch for guests who may not be familiar with your wedding party or family. Programs should be printed 1-2 months before your wedding and can be placed on guests' seats before the ceremony.
Menus (1-2 Weeks Before Your Wedding) If you're having a sit-down dinner or buffet, you may want to create menus for your guests. Menus can be printed 1-2 weeks before the wedding and placed on each table or at each place setting. Make sure your menus include all of the food options and any dietary restrictions or allergens.
Place Cards (1-2 Weeks Before Your Wedding) Place cards can be used to assign seating at your reception. They should be printed 1-2 weeks before your wedding and placed at each table. Make sure your place cards include each guest's name and table number.
In conclusion, there are several paper products you'll need to purchase for your wedding, including save the dates, wedding invitations, RSVP cards, programs, menus, and place cards. It's important to plan ahead and purchase these products on a timeline that works for you and your wedding. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your wedding paper products are beautiful, functional, and add to the overall magic of your special day.