Invitation Curation: What is needed?

You’re engaged, you’ve set the date, and now it’s time to invite your guests! But you may be wondering… When is the best time to send out your invitations and spread the word about your big day?

Nailing the timing and wording on your wedding invitations can be trickier than picking your wedding attire! 

Whether it is figuring out the perfect balance that is neither too early to make your guests forget nor too late to cause jammed calendars or deciphering the delicate nuances of including your registry or the infamous dress code dilemma, we are here to assist you along the way!


Breaking down the Wedding Invitation Timeline

If you are planning on having Noteworthy curate your wedding stationery we recommend ordering according to our timeline.

The time from design to finalized stationery can vary, but giving yourself a bit more time allows for a more relaxed and enjoyable experience. 

6-12 Months before – 

  • Book complimentary consultation with Noteworthy
  • Order and send save-the-dates

4-6 Months before –

  • Finalize wedding invitation details, design, and wording
  • Order wedding invitations and enclosure cards

2-4 Months before – 

  • Send Noteworthy your final guest address list

2-3 Months before – 

  • Mail wedding invitations (or have us do it for you!)
  • Consult again with Noteworthy for any day-of items
  • Order wedding day programs, placecards,signage,etc.

2-6 Weeks before – 

  • Finalize and send day-of information to Noteworthy.

Day of Wedding-

  • Enjoy your wedding day!

1-2 Months after –

  • Write and send thank you cards to your guests.

Living and breathing this timeline means you can confidently request your RSVP’s two or three weeks before your big day. This golden gap gives you, and your caterers, the peace of mind to count heads and place cards without any issues.  This dance of timing and precision sets you up to enjoy a stress-free, let’s-get-hitched kind of day!


Essential Elements and Wording

Here we are, sailing smoothly through our wedding planning adventure with your trusty Noteworthy timeline tucked under your arm. Let us now swing open the doors to the magnificent world of wedding invitation content and etiquette.

All wedding invitations have must-haves like the proud declaration of your names to the specifics about when and where you are tying the knot. You can also drop hints about dress code and special circumstances.

Breathe easy, we will lend clarity to the tricky issues of kids at your wedding, the enigma of dress code, and the sensitive topic of wedding registry.

First up: the adorable children! To invite or not to invite? If you would rather exchange vows without the charming disruptions of little ones, just address the invitation to the parents. It implies, very politely, that the event is an adult affair. If, however, you want them there, you can list their names or simply write ‘and family’ on the invitation. 

Next on our agenda, the much mulled over dress code. Your guests are going to look at your invitation for hints. So, if you’ve got a specific vision in mind, don’t shy away from putting it in black and white. Let your guests know whether to pull out their formal wear or sundresses!

Finally, let’s venture into the territory of the wedding registry. Traditional etiquette says, keep it off the invitation. For a formal wedding, it’s best to communicate this separately or through a wedding website. 

Handled correctly, special circumstances need not be a bundle of stress. Instead, they offer a chance to personalize your celebration and communicate your wishes clearly. 

Remember, love is in the details and this invitation journey is a testament to your dedication, your celebration, and your love story.

We look forward to helping you create not just another card, but a keepsake, a cherished memory for you and your guests!