Invitations 101

save the date example

Save the Dates

Mailed 6 to 8 months before the wedding, sometimes sooner for destination events.
Usually consist of a single or double sided at card, and either mailed in an envelope or as a postcard.  Sometimes we will make these look like the rest of your paper suite (as shown) and other times a photo or something a little more “fun” will be used if the invitation is very formal.  For more tidbits, check out our save the date video.

wedding invitation exampleWedding Invitations

Mailed 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding & no earlier than 10.
At minimum, includes an invitation and response card with an outer envelope & a response envelope.  Sometimes the response card is done as a postcard. 

Invitations could also include extra cards that share hotel information, directions, a website card, weekend itineraries, map designs, etc. Inner & outer envelopes are not used as often nowadays but are certainly still an option. From custom clients, calligraphy is also available for guest addressing, as are printed addresses in a calligraphy style font.  For more about wedding invitations, check out our wedding invitation video.

thank you note

Thank You Notes
Mailed within 3 months of the receipt of the gift, according to Emily Post.  These can simply read “thank you” or it’s also a nice opportunity to use your new married names or monogram.