Wedding stationery checklist for March

I do love March, it always feels so full of promise and good things to come. The daffodils are blooming, the Spring equinox is just around the corner, and we’ll be turning the clocks forward before the end of the month. And of course, here in Wales on the 1st of March it’s St David’s Day. So, if you’re celebrating…. Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! To help keep you on track with your wedding planning, here’s my wedding stationery checklist for March, with everything you should be ticking off this month. Grab a cuppa and a Welsh cake and get stuck in!

1. Order your save the date cards

for 2025 and early 2026 weddings

I recommend sending save the date cards 12 to 18 months before your wedding.

So, now is the perfect time for those summer 2025 weddings. Getting the date in your guests’ diaries now will help to make sure they don’t get double booked!

Already get your date & venue booked for spring 2026? Go ahead, send them out, up to two years in advance is absolutely fine.

wedding save the date cards with a eucalyptus design on the corners
Do you REALLY need save the date cards?
Do you send save the dates to evening guests?

2. Order your wedding and evening reception invitations

for weddings from July to October 2024

March is the time when you need to sort your invitations for late summer and autumn weddings. I recommend sending them four to eight months ahead of the big day, which means you need to order them around six to ten months in advance. It’s not too early to get those winter weddings booked in too!

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 from March to May 2024

On the day stationery includes all those finishing touches you will need for the day itself. For your ceremony that will be an order of service (for a church wedding), an order of the day sign, a welcome sign, confetti bags, and maybe reserved seating cards. For your reception, a table plan, table numbers, place cards, menus, and and any other wedding signs. 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

A personal, handwritten note to your nearest and dearest thanking them for their company, good wishes, and gifts is a must. If you have tied the knot in the last six months, then it’s not loo late!

What do you write in thank you cards?

How to action your wedding stationery checklist for March

  • You can reserve your production slot for me to make your wedding stationery for any time in the next 12 months.
  • A £50 deposit will secure 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 for invitations or wedding day stationery booked.

Arrange an informal chat with me, Jo. Visit my studio or meet by phone/video.

I’ll design your invitations & stationery and give you a fully personalised, itemised quote.

Pay in full for anything you want made straight away, or a deposit to book production slots.

Get your proofs by email. Revise until you’re 100% happy & approve.

Either collect your finished stationery from my studio or we can arrange delivery.

Throughout the whole process I’m here with help and advice on anything you’re not sure of.

Top tip
March is the perfect time to order invitations for late summer and early autumn weddings. You can also book your slots for winter weddings, and get ahead with that planning list!
If your wedding is in summer next year, now is a great time to get your save the dates sorted and make sure your guests aren’t double booked for your big day.

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 share my knowledge & expertise with you.

You can visit me, in person, at my Cardiff studio to talk all about your wedding invitations and stationery. Click the button below to see my availability and book your appointment.

If you are too far away to visit, or just prefer a virtual catch up, you can arrange a phone or video call with me here.

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