Plan ahead, order early. _ It's good to start early when choosing wedding invitations. You and your partner will need time to research and discuss the various choices available for your invitations. If you look early enough, you may even have time to request samples from various companies. Ordering your wedding invitations at least 6 months in advance will give you a cushion of time to allow for printing of the invitations and correction of any errors that may occur in printing. You also need to account for the time it takes to assemble your invitations and mailing them out to give sufficient time for a response. Plan on ordering 20 to 25 extra invitations in case they are needed because of mistakes in addressing the invitations or if you find you need to add additional guests to the list.
For example, formal wedding invitations in cream and gold can inform your guests about the formality of the event. It is important for them to know if your wedding is going to be traditional rather than casual. In contrast, if you send your guests contemporary invitations in bright colors, they should know to expect something a little more casual. On the other hand, if your unique wedding invitations are of a particularly unusual design, chosen to reflect your own personal style as well as the style of your wedding, your guests may know they can expect something nontraditional.