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Wedding Invitation Timing

Wedding Invitation Timing

Every couple for whom I’ve provided full or partial NJ wedding planning has asked me a question along the following lines; “When do I need to mail my wedding invitations out?” Formal etiquette for wedding invitation timing dictates that invitations should be sent out six to eight weeks before your big day. But my response varies depending on the time of year you're getting married

  • If you are mailing your invitations during the summer months I tell couples to add two to three weeks. Mail your wedding invitations 8-10 weeks before your NJ wedding day . Just in case your guests are traveling etc

  • Destination wedding invitations should be sent out six months before the big day. This will allow your guests to make travel plans.

  • Did you send a Save The Date? Save the Dates get mailed out at least a year before the beautiful NJ wedding day!

How to Figure Out Your Wedding Invitation Timing

Picking out, ordering and mailing your NJ wedding invitations takes time, and the process should begin six months before your wedding date. I recommend that your order your invitations sooner rather than later. Once you pick out your design, one of the first things you should do is check to see how long the turnaround time for the completed job is going to be. Turnaround can have a huge impact on your wedding invitation timing.

  • Order about 10% more of the inner and outer envelopes. This is for any mistakes made when addressing. Your calligrapher may require a different amount of extra also

  • Have them shipped using a method that provides tracking information. This is not a time to go skimpy on shipping fees. If those invites get lost in the mail, you will want to be able to know exactly where they are

  • Proofread. Then have some one else proofread! Then proofread again. ;)

Mailing your Invitations

You will want to visit the post office to mail your invitations 8 weeks before the big wedding day. Do not toss your wedding invitations in the mail box, or stick them at the end of the driveway with the flag up on your mailbox. You will want to take your invitations to the Post Office, get the postage priced out (have them weigh your invite)

  • Price out your Postage. As soon as your invitations are delivered to you, pack one up, and take it to the post office to have it weighed. Get a price for your postage. Do not guess. That could end in disaster with lots of returned invites!

  • Choose stamps that match your invitation! Nothing ruins gorgeous invitations quicker than ugly postage stamps. This is an occasion that getting the right stamp design matters.

Are you in the thick of figuring out your wedding invitation timing? Contact Knot Just Wedding Events LLC and I’ll be more than happy to help! I can point you in the direction of your best options. There are gorgeous invites out there for every budget! 732-735-3189

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