I had never looked at the Wedding Paper Divas site until recently. Boy do I wish I had looked into it during my wedding, especially for my Thank You cards! Today we are going to talk a little bit about wedding stationery and when you should plan to send out all your goodies. SAVE THE DATES. The rule of thumb for sending out Save The Date invitations is 6-8 months before the wedding date. At that time you may not have your guest list secure(I didn't!), but not to worry, send these to the guests you know will be invited for sure. Don't fret the rest.
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INVITATIONS: The world of wedding invitations can be uber overwhelming! Finding the right design, choosing paper and choosing your extras is one huge task. Rule of thumb for sending invitations is about 6 weeks in advance, but being the avid planner I am, I like to send them out 8 weeks in advance and ask that RSVP responses be in 4 weeks in advance. This helps with the inevitable followup with guests that just forgot to send them in.
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THANK YOU CARDS: Thank you's are a huge must-do! Unfortunately a lot of couples don't ever get around to sending thank you cards. Big no no. Make sure to send thank you cards to your guests, even those that didn't send you gifts. I actually had a lot of people that skipped the whole gift-giving aspect, but I still made a point to send them a thank you for coming to our big day and celebrating with us.
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There you have it! Sources like Wedding Paper Divas can make your life so much easier. It is definitely worth getting lost in their website offering endless inspiration for all sorts of stationery!