Timeline for Planning a Wedding
Wedding Planning Timeline
From designing your wedding stationery to including a direction card in your invitations, Mixbook has you covered every step of the way. Organizing a wedding can sometimes feel a little like organizing a military coup, but we’ve been-there-done-that enough times to know how to dodge bullets and turn the operation into a fun and happy one. Here are some questions for you to design your wedding timeline:
• How do I let people know what to wear?
• My parents are divorced, whose name goes first on my invitation?
• My religious mother-in-law wants to throw me a bridal shower welcoming me to the faith, what does that look like?
• Only out-of-town guests are invited to the rehearsal dinner, is that okay?
No matter your question, Mixbook is ready to help take the stress out of calendaring, designing and executing your wedding extravaganza in every shape and form.
7–12 Months Ahead
This is the window of time during which it’s ideal to let people know that you’ve gotten engaged. Mixbook helps set the stage from the start with sample engagement announcements and save the dates, which help guests plan ahead for your important event. Sending out Engagement Party Invitations is also appropriate if friends or family want to celebrate this special stage. It’s advised to start shopping for wedding invitation templates and wedding thank you postcards so you’ll be ready to send out your invitations in just a few short months. Be sure to give your wedding timeline plenty of runway, so you can counter any delays or mishaps.
3–6 Months Ahead
Now is the time to start thinking about Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Parties. Mixbook offers a plethora of invitations that friends and family can take advantage of as well as advice and etiquette tips that really make planning easy. Make sure you’ve picked your wedding Invitations and coordinating stationery by this point. Mixbook offers stylish rehearsal dinner invitations as well.
2 Months Ahead
It’s time to send the invitations! Mixbook offers advice and styling on everything from your actual Wedding Invitation to Response Cards, Direction Cards and Reception Cards. Mixbook also has your back with stylish Rehearsal Dinner invitations, which should go out in this same window of time. And if you’ve been putting off choosing your Thank You stationery, wait no longer – the gifts are about to start coming in if they haven’t already.
After the Big Day
Hopefully your wedding timeline will offer you the right amount of time to get everything in order. Thank goodness you picked out the right Thank You stationery, right? Mixbook designs make sure your guests know how much you appreciate their generosity. Wedding Announcements can also be sent out at this time, now that you’ve officially tied the knot!