(Closed) When did you start making your invites?

posted 12 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2004

When you made a deposit or booked the acutal date of the church and the venue then you can start any time of making your invites.  Good Luck!

Post # 5
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I am finishing up my Save-The-Date Cards for my June wedding. I plan on going this week or next to set up my invites.

Post # 6
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I started working on my invites in August for an April wedding.  Just finalized the design last week.  So, pretty early.  I expect to have them done in late December-early Jan.   But won’t send them out until Feb.

You can make them if you’re ready.  You might have to sit on them a little while.

Post # 7
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I think you should hold off a bit longer. Do you know exactly what you want to do? Have you played around with it a bit to be sure that’s what you want? 10 months is a long time and you might change your mind or see something cute (especially reading weddingbee!) that you want to do instead or encorporate. If you’ve got the itch make a few samples to see exactly how they’ll turn out, but I’d wait a bit longer to do them all. I sent mine out in August and started making them in June I believe. That was about 4-5 months before the wedding date. If you’re sure that you’ve got what you want, then there isn’t any reason you CAN’T start now if you want to. I know what you mean about having the itch… 😉


Post # 8
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I already have my invites for my April wedding.  For me it’s nice to just get them, and not have to think about them anymore.  

I sent them back for a couple changes after proofs, so it took a couple months for them to arrive after I picked them out.  I heard if you have invites with photos, they take longer. 

I think it also depends if you want to address them all by hand or whatever too. I think I’m just going to use a printer to address them, since I don’ think anyone cares.   Also from the STD experience, it’ll probably take me 1-2 full days to get them put together.  Also budget an extra couple weeks, in case soemthing gets messed up and you need to order extra envelops or something.  *_*

Our RSVP is 2 months before the wedding b/c I need to order favors at least 1 month before.

Post # 9
16 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

as soon as we’d decided on date and a venue!

Post # 10
267 posts
Helper bee

I started making my invitations well over a year in advance, because the pocketfolds were really involved. I needed to use spray adhesive, which meant working outside, so I did it the summer before the wedding (as in, a year before) so I wouldn’t be all stressed closer to the date. Plus, I thought we might be moving the actual summer before the wedding, so wanted to get the hard stuff out of the way first.

That being said, I didn’t make any of the printed portions until about 4 months before the wedding. I just assembled as much as I could beforehand and set them aside.

Post # 11
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I started making ours in january and our wedding isnt until may. We sent them out at the end of january. We only sent them out so early because my cousin who was going to be a priest and didn’t plan on getting married out of the blue meets some girl and picks a wedding date two weeks before ours. ugh.

Post # 12
113 posts
Blushing bee

i planned mine out in nov/dec for our july wedding. ordered them officially in feb and just tonight finished addressessing and stuffing envelopes for an april 1st mail out date!

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