Odering timeline

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When do I order and mail the invitations?

Odering timeline

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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