Wedding invitations can be ordered in several different ways. You can order your invitations online, or in a stationery shop. You can also find a company which customizes your invitations based on the theme and style of your wedding. Choosing the perfect wedding invitations can be a daunting task. Making sure that the invitation wording is correct is essential. Many brides have had to reorder their wedding invitations because they made a mistake when entering their information during the ordering process. Here are some suggestions according to your Wedding Planning Timeline:

12 months before your wedding day:
I recommend brides order their invitations on the Internet. There are several advantages to ordering online. The biggest is that you have the ability to preview your invitations, with your customized text, before you place your order. As soon as you have reserved your wedding date and location, send your ‘save-the-date’ announcements.

Six months before wedding day:
Spend the money to order a sample! Many times brides base their opinion on the picture from the Internet. The images on a website do not tell you the thickness of paper or the color of the invitation details. Don’t forget to order the thank you cards, wedding programs, reception and response cards. Tip: Be careful when choosing your font, not all fancy script is easy to read!

Also, order a proof of the invitation. This can delay your order for up to a week, but the satisfaction of knowing you can edit and proof the wording on your invitations is well worth it.

Track your order! Make sure that the website has the ability to give you a confirmation email and tracking number for your order. You will then get an email when your invitations ship.

by Kim Lapp