Wedding invitations FAQ’s – Your ultimate guide

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Oh the excitement when a deliciously tactile envelope lands on your doormat with your name beautifully inscribed on the front! Wedding invitations are the perfect platform to highlight your personality & set the tone for your Soirée.

Whether it’s ‘Save the Dates’ to give your delighted guests a glimpse of what’s to come or an invitations suite brimming with all the details of your day; a consistent stationery style throughout all areas of your wedding will truly elevate your overall wedding look & feel.

Wherever you are in your stationery planning I’m here to help so here’s a list of the most popular wedding invitation FAQ’s to ensure a stress-free stationery journey…  

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12-14 Months

Save the dates

6-8 Months


2-3 months

Thank you cards

Tip:  For international guests, consider sending earlier to give them time to arrange travel.


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One invitation per household unless:

Over 18’s live at home

House share guests

Tip:  Order extras for:

Guest list changes

Your photographer





As a guide, my clients spend an average of


on wedding invitations, wedding stationery & signage (based on their entire wedding budget).

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6-8 weeks before your stationery needs to be despatched. 

Turnaround time can fluctuate based on peak wedding season, length of time it takes to approve artworks & delivery of any specialist materials.

I also only take on a certain number of stationery projects per month & so booking well in advance is strongly advised. 

A wedding invitation displayed on a table.
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I love them but…

Invitations set the scene for your wedding day & stop you from being pestered by guests who ‘don’t do emails’. 


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If you’re opting for a child free wedding & want to make the message clear…

Add a polite note to your invitations announcing that the venue isn’t suitable for children & also clearly address your invitations to the guest you only want to attend.




The design, style & colour palette you choose for your wedding invitations can give guests inspiration for their wedding attire without having to state a specific dress code.

 If you do want to enforce a dress code however, I strongly advise adding a little note on your invitations with the specifics e.g. black tie/cocktail attire. 

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The weight of those tactile handmade papers, wax seals, clips & pins can sometimes add up…

Before you post your invitations to guests, be sure to get the Post Office to check the weight & size for you so you purchase the correct postage. 

Ok, now what?

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