When do you send out wedding invitations?
Wedding planning is filled with deadlines, but the most important is when to send wedding invitations. Every wedding timeline is unique, but for most weddings, you can send your wedding invitations eight to ten weeks before the big day. If you’re planning a destination wedding or a celebration with significant travel for your guests, consider sending your invitations 12 to 14 weeks in advance—this might seem like a long time, but most guests don’t start thinking seriously about the ceremony until they receive the invitation. So, make it official and invite them early!
But don’t worry if time has eluded you—we can help you make up for a few (or more) lost days. That’s the beauty of sending online wedding invites, time is on your side. Online wedding invitation delivery takes mere minutes to complete after your final click.
How to address wedding invitations
When it’s time to send, it can be a little nerve wracking thinking about how to word wedding invitations. When sending a Paperless Post wedding invitation it’s only slightly different than addressing printed wedding stationery. We suggest you use the email and the envelope to make it clear who’s invited, especially if you’re sending an invitation to a household with multiple guests. Include the guests’ titles and last names. Traditionally with the woman’s name precedes a man’s, but that rule is fine to break (and even encouraged!) nowadays. The only exception is with a Dr. title, they will always be listed first.
Choosing the perfect online wedding invitation design
Make wedding planning simple with beautiful online wedding invitations. Choose from hundreds of wedding invitation cards and designs that match the theme of your big day, whether your event is formal, casual, classic, or something a little unusual. You can even find free wedding invitations in our collection if your budget is tight. But whatever wedding invitation cards you choose, sending personalized wedding invitations means never having to settle for something that doesn’t reflect your personal style.
In addition to designing wedding invitations in-house, we partner with the very best lifestyle and fashion brands to make online wedding invitation templates that help you make bold design choices that suit your style. These designer collections offer distinctive points of view featuring Oscar de la Renta’s signature laces, kate spade new york’s playful phrases, Rifle Paper Co.’s hand painted botanicals, or Mr. Boddington Studio’s quirky illustrations. While the traditionalist might opt for the timeless elegance of Crane & Co., the modern couple might prefer the raw and refined textures of Kelly Wearstler. There’s more for any mood, too. Classic wedding designs suit traditionalists, lush and romantic invitations suit the lovestruck, and rustic wedding invitations are the perfect match for country mice and city slickers alike.
Tips and tricks for making wedding invitations online
With our tools, making wedding invitations online has never been easier. After you’ve found the right design, use our online tools to customize the text, fonts, envelope, and the color palette. From romantic to modern invitations, you can customize our best online invitations to perfectly match your wedding theme.
Looking to make online wedding invitation websites instead? Create your own using our Flyer invitations that you can share with an easy link.
When you’re ready to send, create a guest list based on your previous Paperless Post lists or add new guests with their email addresses. All of our online wedding invitations include RSVP cards so collecting RSVPs is easy and painless. Plus, with our follow-up tools you can effortlessly communicate with guests, from reminder emails to week-up updates. After the “I dos” have been said and rings exchanged, collect and share photos from the event in a sleek photo gallery.
When to order your printed wedding invitations
Looking for printed wedding stationery? If you’re ordering printed wedding invitations through our exclusive print partner, Paper Source, we suggest ordering 1 to 2 months in advance of your send date. You’ll need time to assemble your invitations, inserts, and envelopes, and, if you’re hiring a calligrapher, they’ll need time to work their magic (allow roughly 2 weeks for 100 envelopes). If you’d prefer to leave the writing in our hands, order your envelopes pre-addressed and save on time. Once your invitations are ready for the mailbox, budget a little time for a post office visit, too. Many wedding envelopes require more than a Forever stamp to deliver, depending on how many inserts you’ve included, so having them weighed will spare you any return-to-sender nightmares.