When it comes to wedding invitations and their accompaniments, what to say and how to say it makes many couples seem like deer in headlights. But the process doesn't need to be stressful or complicated. Remember, each piece in your wedding invitation suite is designed to communicate a specific set of information to your guests. Download our wording guide below to read a few simple rules of thumb that will get you headed in the right direction.
save the dates
Typically sent out 8-12 months before the wedding. Recommended particularly if you are having a destination wedding or overseas and interstate guests.
Start planning approximately 6 months before the wedding. Get in early if your date is in a busy wedding month! Order your stationery 4-5 months before your wedding date. Our production time is generally 3-4 weeks from APPROVAL to print. Remember to allow time for design and proofing when you are deciding if you want a custom or pre-designed suite. Post out your invitations 2-3 months before your wedding date. (Keep in mind any delays like Christmas)
Typically most venues require 4 weeks for your final numbers. We recommend making your rsvp date 1 week earlier than this to chase up any last minute guests and allow enough time for stationery items to be made like place cards, menus and signage.
'day of' stationery
We recommend to book as much of this stationery as you can at the time of ordering your invitations. This avoids disappointment if we are at capacity and cannot fulfil your order if you choose to enquire at a later date. Day of stationery can take up to 4 weeks and will be ready early in the week of your wedding.
thank you cards
We suggest that you send this stationery item out to your guests 3-6 months after your wedding.
posting your stationery
costs (AusPost)1 x Stamp $1.10 (Max 13x24cm - 5mm thick - Weight 125g)
2 x Stamps $2.20 (Max 26x36cm - 20mm thick - Weight 125g)
Weight - 250g +$1.00 | 500g +$3.00
t i m e f r a m eStandard - Local 3-4 business days | Interstate 4-5 business days
Priority (+$0.50) - Local 1-2 business days | Interstate 2 business days
For international rates, see here