Wedding stationery checklist for December

Ready for your December wedding stationery checklist? Hands up if you had a tiny chocolate for breakfast this morning. Me, yes, that was me. Welcome to advent calendar season! The season of baubles and tinsel is officially upon us, I’m here to keep you on track with your wedding planning.

Your December wedding stationery checklist

Se here’s my regular rundown of what you need to sort for your invitations and stationery this month.

1. Order your save the date cards

for late 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 April to July 2024

The perfect time to send your wedding invitations is between four to eight months before the big day, this means you need to order them between 6 & 10 months before. This will allow plenty of 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 December 2023, and January and February 2024

On the day stationery is all those things that you will need on the big day itself, for your ceremony and reception. 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 the all important thank you cards

the last piece of wedding stationery you need

Thank you cards are a very 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-ordinating design.

What on earth do you write in thank you cards?

How to action your December wedding stationery checklist

Get in touch and get your production slots booked in for me to make your wedding invitations and stationery. You can reserve your space with me for any time in the next 12 months. A £50 deposit secures each production slot (you might need two: 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 a spring or early summer wedding, now is the time to get your invitations sorted, if you haven’t already. If you get your order booked in with me before Christmas, you can expect to have your finished stationery in the first two weeks of the new year.

wedding invitation designer Jo in her Cardiff 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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