Wedding Invitations

Looking to create your own wedding invitations?
There’s nothing like having hand-made invitations stamped with love that your friends & family will cherish always!

Need help designing your invite? I can help you with ideas for creating that perfect wedding invitation! We can go over your colour scheme and I can help you select the products you’ll need. Plan ahead…contact me today!

Here are some ideas to inspire!

(Designs by Sherida Giddings & Trina St. Michael)


Size of card: 5 1/4 x 10 1/2
Chocolate Chip: 5 x 5 Whisper White: 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 Pretty in Pink Pocket: 2 1/2 x 5 1/4


 

Please CLICK HERE to set up a Wedding Consultation!

Thanks, Josee
josee@stampingjo.com  
613-836-4973

 Invitation Timeline

 As soon as you set the date
• Begin looking for an invitation design to suit your wedding style 
• Decide on enclosure cards 
• If you have guests coming from a long distance, it is advisable to send out hold-the-date cards as soon as your plans are firm, so that guests can make travel arrangements
 
Four months before the wedding
• Make your final invitation selection and place your order
 
Three months before the wedding
• Begin addressing invitations 
• Set up system for keeping track of replies. We suggest that the hosts give all of their guests a number. They can write the number lightly on the back of the response card and can use this to keep a list of returns. This will also help in case a guest forgets to write their name on the response card .
 
Two months before the wedding
• Determine exact postage needed (take a fully assembled invitation ensemble to your local post office to be weighed to determine exact postage needed)
• Finalize invitations for mailing and determine mailing date – it is customary to send wedding invitations 6 weeks before your wedding, although 8 weeks is becoming more common. 
 
Three Weeks Before The Wedding
• Make your response date 2-3 weeks before the wedding. Caterers usually need to know 2-3 weeks in advance how many people they will be serving 
 
Wedding Day
 
Send out wedding announcements – to announce your wedding to those that you did not invite to the wedding
 
After the Wedding
Wedding etiquette states that newly married couples have up to two months to send written thanks for wedding and shower gifts received Thank you notes are available pre-printed with an appreciation verse for acknowledging gifts quickly, and can be followed-up with handwritten note after the honeymoon
 
How Far in Advance to Send out Wedding Invitations
• It is customary to send wedding invitations 6 weeks before your wedding, although 8 weeks is becoming more common 
• Summer or holiday wedding invitations should be mailed 8 weeks in advance to give family and friends time to schedule
• If you have guests coming from a long distance, it is advisable to send out hold-the-date cards as soon as your plans are firm, so that guests can make travel arrangements 
• Make your response date 2-3 weeks before the wedding. Caterers usually need to know 2-3 weeks in advance how many people there will be 
• Wedding announcements, to announce your marriage to those who you did not invite to the wedding, should be sent out the day of the wedding 

 

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