2021 wedding? Here’s when you should get those invitations sent out.

2021 wedding? We can’t wait!

2020 has been quite the year and I think we’re all looking forward to 2021 and hoping it brings happier and more settled times. One thing we do know is that it’s going to be full of weddings, really full.

With all the postponements from this year we’re buckling up for a busy twelve months. With this in mind I thought it would be a good idea to give you some pointers on when you should be getting your stationery ordered for your big day next year.

If 2021 is your originally planned wedding date, chances are you haven’t thought about sending your invitations just yet. Maybe you’ve sent save the date, maybe not. 

Save the date

In normal times (whatever they are) we’d suggest sending your save the date cards 18 months to 2 years ahead of your big day. Often, for weddings out of ‘peak season’ save the date cards aren’t an essential. With 2021 looking to be busy with weddings all year they are definitely worth considering. Check out our range of save the date cards here.

2021 wedding invitations

You’d normally send your invitations three to six months before the wedding. For 2021, we think it’s a good idea to send your invitations a little earlier, around six to ten months in advance, especially for those peak summer months (May to September).

Greenery and gold pocketfold invitation.

So when exactly should you send those 2021 wedding invitations?

Check my little table below for your wedding month to see exactly when I would recommend sending your invitations.

Your wedding monthWhen to send your invitations
January 2021March 2020 to July 2020
February 2021April 2020 to August 2020
March 2021May 2020 to September 2020
April 2021June 2020 to October 2020
May 2021July 2020 to November 2020
June 2021August 2020 to December 2020
July 2021September 2020 to January 2021
August 2021October 2020 to February 2021
September 2021November 2020 to March 2021
October 2021December 2020 to April 2021
November 2021January 2021 to May 2021
December 2021February 2021 to June 2021

These are guideline dates only and every wedding is different, please don’t panic if you are already past the last date we are suggesting! Get in touch if you have any concerns.

So when do you need to order?

We usually work to around four to six weeks lead time. So at the very least, get in touch with us six to eight weeks before you need your invitations so that we can meet you, work on quotes, designs and proofs and then make your invitations in plenty of time. 

We’re currently taking bookings for consultations (either at our studio or over the phone) from 17th August onwards. Please get in touch if you think you’d like us to make your wedding invitations and stationery – we’d love to help you! You can read more about how to order from us here. If you have any questions please just give me a shout!