Post # 1
Hear me out. I know I am a year away from the wedding but here are some reasons I think ordering now (from an etsy seller) would be a good idea:
– We already have our church and reception booked, and know the times for the ceremony and reception
– I want to order Save-The-Date Cards as well, and if I order together I can save on shipping!
– The Canadian dollar is pretty good right now, so the exchange on American won’t break me.
– I really want to do something to force myself to decide on colors. It’s stressing me out that I keep changing my mind!!
– People might think I am nuts
– What if I really do want to change my colors and can’t??
What does everyone think?
Post # 3
out of your two cons, i think the only that matters is if you’re not sure about your colors!
i ordered my wedding invites about 8 months before the wedding… so 4 months on top of that? NO BIGGIE, i think you’re just a good planner 🙂
if you found ones that you love, order them! you have all of the finite details down. just make sure you’re 100% about your colors…(or maybe order non-color related invites)… and you should be all set!
p.s. i don’t think you’re nuts! 😛
Post # 4
Honestly I wouldn’t!
As time has gone on I have changed the times of my ceremony and reception over and over again!
You never know what might happen that will make you want to change something whether it be time or colours!
I have even changed the time AGAIN since printing the invites – it’s not a big deal at all there cocktail hour is just going to last a bit longer than the invite says! But still I would wait on printing the invites!
You probably just have the urge to get things done! Are there any DIY projects that you can do early?
Post # 5
I would wait. There might be some changes in colors. I know when I was planning I changed my colors at least 3 times. Unless you for sure know what colors you want, try to see if you can find things that you like in those colors. Uness your colors are set in stone, I say go ahead and order them. If not, just wait.
Post # 6
I think it’s not insane; I actually think it’s practical. You have all this time in front of you, but time flies by soooo fast. Get rid of things that you can get out of the way as soon as you can, so that when you have to deal with last minute emergencies that come up, you don’t have all that other stuff to worry about.
Just choose colors and stick to them. Another thing done. 🙂
And, people don’t have to know you ordered your invites, it’s not like you’re sending them already.
Post # 7
The first thing that comes to mind is the RSVP cards. Do you have to list a meal selection on them (for a plated meal)? If so, you may not have that information yet. I did not know what our meal selections would be until late March of this year when we had our tasting with the catering company.
Also, I would finalize your wedding day timeline before ordering invitations. This was actually one of the biggest headaches of my planning experience so far. I had to figure out what Fiance and I wanted and then talk with my photographer, DOC, catering company and salon to be able to finalize the timeline. I would worry that the timeline might have to change somehow in the next year and then you might have an inccorect ceremony time on the invitation and not be able to use them.
I would also be worried that the wedding plans would somehow change in the next year and you won’t be able to use the invitations.
Just some thoughts that come to mind. I don’t think I would have been comfortable ordering my invites a year away from the wedding.
Post # 8
the only thing that worries me for you is the whole color thing….i was DEAD SET on red and orange for our scheme for about 4-5 months….like SET. to the point that every time someone would say “thats sooo fall for a summer wedding” i would freak out on them. and then after some serious rethinking and brainstorming on myself and FI’s part…we came up with our color scheme of green and gold. (love it soooo much more!)
Can you think on it, say a couple of weeks, and then if you are sure thats what you want, order it!!! 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 9
I don’t think you are crazy, but for it really to be a good deal, you have to have a final guest count. And my list changed a lot after the save the dates were sent.
Post # 10
@missjyc – Thanks for not thinking I am insane 🙂 I am definitely a planner, so I want to be taking care of things and I worry I am too ahead of the game!
@Future Mrs. Martin – That’s a good point but it doesn’t really apply here. We confirmed the time with our church, so that’s pretty much set in stone, and we are able to start our reception (at a restaurant) starting at 4pm. To avoid the dreaded “Catholic gap” (even though it’s an Anglican wedding haha) we plan to start cocktails at 4pm and dinner at 6pm. But I suppose I could change my mind on that… 🙂 As far as DIY projects – not that I can think of 🙁
@egb – Someone that thinks like me! Haha. Since I keep changing my mind on colors, I really do think it’s a good idea to pick them, order something, and therefore be forced to stick with them 🙂
@jaylii – It’s a restaurant reception where people choose what they are going to eat the evening of. Also, since it’s a church ceremony that time won’t be changing and everything else will have to change around it!
Interesting points everyone… thanks! And keep ’em coming!
Post # 11
@texasmeredith – Our reception space caps at 80, and we’re having a family only type of affair so the guest list likely won’t change much. We currently have 78 people on the list, and I am planning on ordering 50 invites!
Post # 12
Things you think you’re going to do a year out, might change. Even if you think they wont’! Wait until 6 mo.!
Post # 13
Having to reorder all the invitations is NOT worth the cost of saving on shipping to get your Save the Dates! – I know its really exciting, but really, the difference is just shipping – If you’re worried about the dollar exchange, just buy some American dollars now, and bank them to buy your invites later.
Post # 14
Let me share a few things with you:
One, I changed my colors about 7 months out.
Two, I am on my 3rd church. I didn’t change them. One we weren’t allowed to get married at, another one closed..
Three, the place where we had a block of rooms, changed owners and names literally as I was printing my invitations
Four, We had to change the time of our wedding to accomodate longer travel from the place we were at.
While I totally applaud your desire to get it done.. None of my changes were expected, but things happen. I’d hate to have you get your invites back and have to have them re-done. I did mine myself & thank goodness. If I hadn’t it would have the wrong time, the wrong church & the wrong hotel on the invite…
Just a word of warning!