Hello Tenfold Wedding Invitations


Printed Wedding Stationery Timeline

This wedding stationery timeline is accurate for printed cards from the Hello Tenfold Collection. Printables take less time & Custom invitations take more time. Keep in mind that you will want to start earlier if you're planning a destination wedding.

Rush service is available and usually adds 50%.


Don't forget to save time for addressing or calligraphy if you are not ordering printed envelopes! Calligraphers may request 2-6+ weeks for their service, and may require up to 20% extra envelopes for mistakes (we supply an additional 10% free of charge; please let us know if you need more than 10% extra).

7-15 months before: BEGIN SAVE THE DATES

Mail your save the dates 6-12 months before your wedding date. Allow 3-6 weeks for design and printing for flat printing, 5-8 weeks for design and letterpress, and 5-9 weeks for design and foil stamping.

3-5 months before: BEGIN INVITATIONS

Mail your invitations 6-8 weeks before your wedding date (or 3 months prior, for destination weddings). Allow 3-7 weeks for design and flat printing, 5-9 weeks for design and letterpress, and 5-10 weeks for design and foil stamping.

0-12 months before: BEGIN THANK YOU NOTES

We recommend ordering thank you notes at the same time as your wedding invitations so that you can get started right away. Although it is commonly said that you have a year to write thank you notes, it's ideal to mail them within 2-3 weeks of receiving the gift. Allow 3-6 weeks for design and printing for flat printing, 5-8 weeks for design and letterpress, and 5-9 weeks for design and foil stamping.

3+ months before: BEGIN REHEARSAL DINNER, WELCOME PARTY, BRUNCH, AND OTHER WEEKEND EVENT INVITATIONS

If these are not being mailed with your main invitation, you can send them out 4-6 weeks before the event. Allow 3-6 weeks for design and printing for flat printing, 5-8 weeks for design and letterpress, and 5-9 weeks for design and foil stamping.

1-3 months before: BEGIN PROGRAMS, MENUS, PLACE/ESCORT CARDS, & OTHER DAY-OF STATIONERY

These last minute items often can't be made until you have received your RSVPs, but keep in mind that it's cheaper to order a few extra than to order rush design, printing, and shipping. If you don't think you'll have a seating chart ready until a couple weeks before your wedding, we can print "table ___" on escort cards so that you can hand write numbers at the last minute. We are also happy to work with you to finalize design details well before your event, and finalize names/table numbers/quantities at the last minute. Allow 3-5 weeks for design and printing for flat printing, 5-8 weeks for design and letterpress, and 5-9 weeks for design and foil stamping.