When it’s time to start thinking about wedding invitations it can easily become overwhelming. Vineyards Country Club wants to help you out. We’ve gathered together our timelines, tips, and trends for Wedding Invitations and other stationary needs for your wedding. Consider this your Ultimate Guide to Wedding Invitations: Naples, Florida Edition.
Wedding Invitation Timeline – Ordering & Sending Invitations, Save the Dates, Thank You Cards
When should I order my wedding invitations?
That depends, how stressed out would you like to be? Generally, if you order invitations between 4-6 months before the wedding date you should be fine. If you have the time and your venues are confirmed nothing’s stopping you from ordering them even earlier. As soon as you have confirmed the date and location of your wedding you should start thinking about locking down your wedding invitations.
How long will it take until my invitations arrive?
This is going to depend greatly on where you order them from, how complicated their design may be, whether they are printed or handmade, and those pesky “unforeseen circumstances.” However, speaking in generalities, it usually takes approximately 3-4 business days to receive your first proof. After approval of your invitations, they should be sent in 7 – 10 business days.
When should I send my wedding invitations to my guests?
Traditionally, invitations are sent six to eight weeks before the wedding date.
What about Save the Dates?
Save the Dates should be sent 4-6 months in advance. Important Tip: Don’t lose your save the date addressee list. Forgetting to send an invitation to someone who has already received a Save the Date from you is never the type of situation you want to find yourself in.
When do I send out thank you cards?
Thank you cards should be sent to your wedding attendees four to eight weeks after your wedding. When it comes to thank you cards you will always need to write them out. Yes, it will be time consuming, and yes your hand is going to hurt. However, your friends and family went to a lot of effort to be with you on your wedding day and a handwritten note will make sure that they know how much you appreciate it. Remember, you have up to eight weeks to send them out, a good tip is write a few a day. This way you won’t be overwhelmed and rush.
Wedding Invitation Trends in Naples, Florida
Creating your wedding invitation
This is where you will be overwhelmed with choices if you are not careful. The first tip to this is to not let those endless options overtake you. Sure, head to Pinterest and pin some of your favorites, but if you are the type that loves every invitation you see you’re going to soon find yourself with one-hundred different wedding designs and only one wedding.
A great way to keep yourself from falling down the rabbit hole is to focus on the logistics. You’d be surprised at how a vision of your wedding can begin to form simply by thinking about the following:
- Number of invitations you will need
- Color schemes
- Church or ceremony location
- Time of ceremony
- Time of dinner, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres
- Will you be adding a map or direction card
- Will you need table cards, table numbers, and thank you cards?
The location of the ceremony and reception will give you a feel for the tone of your wedding, your wedding colors will translate into the colors for your wedding stationary, and the number of invitations you’ll need combined with your budget can help you decided between invitations based on price range.
Wedding Invitations in Naples, Florida
If you are interested in spending hours perusing extensive lines of wedding invitations and stationary in person, you are in luck. As a premier wedding destination, Naples is home to plenty of great paper stores that can help you discover the perfect invitations. Among them you will find:
Trends in Wedding Invitations
A great place to find unique, trendy invitations online is Etsy. Plenty of design options means you will find exactly what you are looking for.
If you are on the search for wedding invitations that encompass the tropical, casual, and whimsy of a Naples, Florida wedding we absolutely love these invitations from FloptyDooDesigns.