Wedding Stationery Checklist

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 and she’ll post an answer for you.