Question:

When do I order and mail the invitations?

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Depending on the complexity of the invitation, if there is assembly involved and the printing method you choose (flat, thermography, engraving), some invitations can take 1 week to print and some can take several weeks to print (mainly during the busiest seasons - wedding and holiday).

Be sure to plan your party and order your invitations at least 8-12 weeks in advance. Then you will receive in plenty of time to address, add postage and mail.

Most formal parties need to be mailed 2-4 weeks in advance so people can reserve the date for your party. More informal parties can be mailed 2-3 weeks in advance.

If you have many out of town guests attending you may want to mail the invitations as early as 6 weeks in advance so everyone is sure to reserve the date for your party so that they can attend. You can also send a "Save-the-date" card 6-12 weeks in advance so they know to "save" the date of your party for you. You would especially want to do this for a formal party or a 50th anniversary party so everyone is sure to attend.

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