Wedding stationery checklist for November

Ready for your November wedding stationery checklist? We’ve turned back the clocks, tricked and treated, and probably had some too many pumpkin spiced lattes, am I right!? Now, we’re hurtling towards the end of the year like you wouldn’t believe and in just over 60 days all of you planning a 2024 wedding will be saying ‘I’m getting married this year’.

Your November wedding stationery checklist

Here are my pro tips on what you should be actioning and ticking off this month with regards to your wedding stationery.

1. Order your save the date cards for

autumn/winter 2024 and all 2025 weddings

Ideally, you should send your save the date cards 12 to 18 months ahead of the big day. But up to two years in advance is perfectly acceptable. As soon as you have booked your date and venue you are good to go. Click any of the images below for more inspo.

When do you send save the dates for your wedding?
Do you send save the dates to evening guests?

2. Order your day and evening invitations

for weddings from March to June 2024

You should aim to send your wedding invitations between four to eight months in advance of the big day, which means you need to order them between 6 & 10 months before. This allows time for designing and proofing, as well as printing and finishing them. Click any of the images below for more wedding invitation inspo.

Get your ‘when to send save the date & invitations for your 2025 wedding’ freebie download here
Get your ‘when to send invitations for your 2024 wedding’ freebie download here

3. Order your on the day stationery

for weddings in November & December 2024, and January 2025

These are all those bits of stationery that you will need on the big day itself. Click any of the pictures below for more inspo

Click here to find out what stationery you need for your wedding ceremony
Click here to find out what stationery you need for your wedding reception

4. Don’t forget your thank you cards

if you have tied the knot already this year 

Thank you cards are arguably the most important piece of your wedding stationery suite. A personal, handwritten note thanking your nearest and dearest for their gifts, cards, company, and well wishes is a must! They are also the perfect way to round off your stationery suite, with a co-ordiating design.

What on earth do you write in thank you cards?

How to action your November wedding stationery checklist

Get in touch and get your production slots booked in. You can book in your production slot with me for any time in 2023 and 2024. A £50 deposit secures each production slot (you might need 2 – one for invites & one for on the day stationery). 
For save the dates & thank you cards, pay in full with your order and lead time is about 2 weeks.
Remember – you DON’T need to have all the details (numbers, wording, names etc) finalised to get your slot booked.

Top tip
If you are planning to sort your stationery early in the new year, get a head start and book in with me before Christmas. When January rolls around, my diary goes a bit nuts. For now, I have some good availability and it’s fairly chilled (not literally, I do have heating in the studio 😉).

Hi, I’m Jo

I’ve been designing and making wedding invitations and stationery since 2006. I know what I’m doing, and I would love to help you.

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