Get Organized

CONFIRM ALL YOUR INFORMATION BEFORE YOU BEGIN:

  • Day of your wedding - be sure to confirm day of the week and date match
  • Time of your wedding
  • Spelling of names, especially the future in-laws
  • Your Groom's middle name
  • Names, addresses and spelling of all venues, including state and zip codes
  • RSVP date

COMPILE YOUR GUEST LIST - ONE INVITATION IS NEEDED PER COUPLE TO ESTIMATE QUANTITY

  • Gather all guests' full names and their mailing addresses

TIMELINE

  • Send Save the Date cards especially if your wedding is being held on a holiday weekend or at a popular destination. Typically these are sent 6 - 10 months prior to the event date so guests can reserve the date and make accommodations far in advance.
  • Invitations should be sent out 6 - 8 weeks prior to your event date
  • Request RSVP replies a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your event date (verify date with your caterer)

WEDDING STATIONERY TO CONSIDER

Invitations by David's Bridal designs have coordinating collections to meet all your wedding stationery needs. As you design and order, consider:

  • Invitations - announce your big day in a unique way, hint at the formality of the event to come, and set the tone for your wedding with style.
  • Response Cards - RSVP or Response Cards tell your guests when their reply is expected. They are an essential tool for managing your guest list and can also include menu options for the caterer.
  • Ceremony Programs - allows guests to follow along with the course of the ceremony, provides the names of the bridal party and any other special notes the bride and groom want to share.
  • Reception Cards - Reception Cards are a traditional way to present the reception details separately from the ceremony.
  • Menu Cards, Place cards and Table Number Cards - Coordinate your Reception festivities setting the stage for an elegant event.
  • Multi-Purpose Cards - can be used for accommodations or directions.
  • Thank You Notes - Thank You Cards are must-haves for writing personal notes before and after the wedding.

Before you start, make sure you know how many invitations you'll need and always order an extra 10% or a minimum of 25 extras. Extra guests may be added to your list last minute and the incremental cost at time of ordering is very low compared with having to place another order at a later date.