Congratulations you're engaged! I am so excited to help you through your wedding planning process. Below is a suggested timeline for your Save the Dates, Invitations, and other Stationary.
Explore Save the Dates and Invitations and order samples
Create your wedding website, you can always edit it later
Have your engagement shoot!
Finalize guest list and addresses
Buy your stamps x2 & keep them in a safe spot!
Finalize, order, and send out your Save the Dates
Finalize invitations details and wording
Order wedding invitations and corresponding pieces
Use the second set of stamps!
Mail out your wedding invitations
Order day-of pieces such as menus, programs, and welcome signage
Add to your wedding website: FAQ's, COVID-19 updates, Hotel Recommendations, Things to do in the Area, & your registry
Order place cards, escort cards, & seating charts
Create, finalize and send out rehearsal dinner invitations
Record your R.S.V.P's in your spreadsheet.
1-2 months after
Write and send out thank you cards
Things to Note
Most wedding websites give samples of their stationary bundles.
You can set up an in-person consultation with The Little Planner to see over 30 different invitation set options to explore what colors, fonts, types of papers you may like from minted, elli, TRULY ENGAGING by magnetStreet, and TheKnot.com
Your engagement shoot can be discounted!
Most photographers have packages or discount offers where you can add your engagement shoot for an additional fee or it is included.
If you are looking to stay in uniform and love a stamp, then buy all your stamps at once. USPS offers their generic stamps or you can customize your wedding stamps.
When creating your guest list please use a spreadsheet either your own or the one that is provided in your Welcome Email. This will save you so much time when guests are sending back their R.S.V.P's. With your spreadsheet and the R.S.V.P cards on the back number, the cards in case guests forget to write their names on it. You can then check the back of the card and your spreadsheet and then move on to the next guest(s). If you do not want to send out physical R.S.V.Ps then add it to your wedding website.
A fun way to create your thank you's is by adding a game to your wedding night! Have your DJ or band play a song (longer than 3 minutes) and run around with your photographer and take a group picture with each table. When you get all your photos back from the photographer add these to your thank you's. It's a great keepsake for each guest & it can double as a favor!