(Closed) When to print DIY invites.

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Hobokenbride2012: Ours is in April and I’ve already printed and assembled (for the most part) our invites.  

But that’s just us… cause some might actually be sent out sooner than later.  Depends on my Fiance and who needs ’em way ahead of time (instead of just through email).

Post # 4
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you have your venues and know the timeline of the day I don’t see any problem with starting them now. If you start putting them together now hopefully you could get the bulk done and just use a night here and there to finish the remainder up. Personally I wouldn’t wait until December because I’m usually extremely busy. Once finals are finished it’s on to the rush of one house after another for holiday festivities!

Post # 5
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Agreed.  If everything is already set and won’t change, I say start the printing as soon as possible.  That way, if you run into any issues, you have plenty of time to fix it.

Post # 6
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My goal was to get them printed and assembled by mid-September and be mailed out by mid-October. RSVPs due by mid-November.

Post # 7
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m getting married one week before you (what up, month twin!) and we’ve started printing and assembling our invites already. We’re planning to mail them around Christmas, but we figure it can’t hurt to get them ready early and keep them sealed up in a box until then.

Post # 8
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

I’d give yourself as much time as possible so you have more time if things go wrong. 

Post # 9
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

Ditto parasol…allow time for mistakes! You might need to order more materials to account for goof ups which might take a lot of time. I printed my own and the ink came from japan, which meant if I ran out it would take 2 weeks for more ink to arrive!

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