save – the – datestationery timeline

Send out your Save-the-Dates 6 to 8 months prior to the wedding date. For destination weddings send out your Save-the-Dates 8
months prior to the wedding date that way your guests will have plenty of time to make their travel arrangements.

invitations

Send out your wedding invitations 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding date. If your venue requires a headcount (typically this is 2 weeks prior to the wedding) it is best to request your RSVPs be returned to you 3 weeks prior to the wedding. This will give you a week or so to get your final count if anyone has yet to return the RSVPs. Keep in mind most venues require a final headcount no later than 2 weeks prior to the event.

shower thank you notes

Wedding shower thank you notes should be sent out within 2 weeks from the event.

wedding thank you notes

Wedding thank you notes should be sent out within 4-8 weeks after your wedding. 4 weeks is ideal, however if you’re doing a photo thank you note 8 weeks give you enough time to get some wedding photos together and have your thank you notes created.