Wedding Stationery Timeline and Checklist

Once you’re engaged and ready to start planning your wedding, it is wise to come up with a timeline and checklist of all of the things you need to have ready for your big day.


12 Months

  • Set a Wedding Date
  • Compile a guest list
  • Book ceremony and reception sites
  • If your wedding is a destination wedding, create and send out save the date cards.


9 Months

  • Start researching invitation styles you like
  • Pinterest is a great resource for finding ideas
  • Plot out potential invitation wording
  • Gather all of the information you will need to tell your guests and decide how you will present this to them eg. enclosure cards


7 – 8 Months

  • Decide on creation method (eg. designer, DIY)
  • Order Save the Date Cards


6 Months

  • Meet with your designer to discuss invitation design
  • Mail out Save the Date Cards


5 Months

  • Finalise invitation style and wording
  • Have your invitations created and order envelopes
  • Order any extra bits and pieces that will complete your stationery set (eg. personalied stamps or wax seals)

4 Months

  • Review your proof
  • Receive your invitations and envelopes
  • Create typed list of guests name and addresses


3 Months

  • Address your envelopes (this is usually a long process, so allow 2-3 weeks)


10 Weeks

  • Assemble and seal invitations
  • Post invitations


4 Weeks

  • If you have a ‘B’ list of people to invite, this is your last chance.
  • Organise with your designer to have place cards, seating chart and any other stationery required for your wedding, created.


2 Weeks

  • Contact guests who have not RSVP’d
  • Submit final head count and seating chart to designer and caterer
  • Finalise place cards and seating chart design
  • Finalise all of the last minute details for your big day


The Big Day!

Enjoy yourself, take everything in and make your wedding the day you always dreamed of!