April 17

Ask Etta: What to Get, Send and When

While we dish about the hottest trends and latest designs (aka the fun parts of wedding planning!) we also know how stressful prepping for the big day can be. So, we would like to formally introduce you to Etta, our new etiquette expert. She’s ready and happy to delve into your every etiquette dilemma.

Casey Asks…

My fiance and I are putting together our to-do list for the big day. When does stationery shopping start and how much of a heads up do our guests need?

Etta Says…

This handy checklist will keep you on track with all your correspondence. Here’s what you need to get, send and when:

8 Months

Create your wedding website (good news… it’s absolutely free!)

Order your save the date

6 Months

Send your save the date

Order your wedding invitations with response cards, enclosure cards and thank you cards

4 Months

Order thank you cards for your shower

Get your guest list organized and envelopes ready to be addressed

2 Months

Mail your invitations (and prepare for the oohs and ahhs)

Order your programs, menus and place cards

1 Month

Order your favors or DIY them

Post Wedding

Send your thank you cards within two weeks of returning from the honeymoon

Have an etiquette question for Etta? Email us at blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and she’ll post an answer for you.

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About Jessy

Hometown: St. Louis, MO Favorite Color: Pistachio Favorite Movie Wedding Moment: The airplane scene in The Wedding Singer Jessy is a Jr. Writer at Tiny Prints. When she was seven, she declared herself "Jessy" (from her given name, Jessica) because she wanted to be a little different. Which is exactly what led her to Tiny Prints-her love for all things unique, memorable and personal! Letterpress printing makes her swoon and she has an affinity for fresh designs with a hint of vintage. In addition to her passion for paper goods, Jessy loves dogs, llamas, autumn, farmers' markets, live music, skeleton keys, extra sprinkles, beating boys in sports, running, antique stores and a book that’s hard to put down.

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