Wedding stationery checklist for April

Hello April! The clocks have sprung forward, the lighter evenings are here and everything feels just a little bit more spring like. April is when the planning really ramps up whether your wedding is in the summer this year, or next. To keep you on track, here is my handy wedding stationery checklist for April.

1. Order your save the date cards

for 2025 and spring 2026 weddings

The ideal time to send your save the date cards is 12 to 18 months before your wedding.

If you are getting married in any time in 2025, now is the perfect time to get yours sent out.

If you have already set the date and secured your venue for 2026, then go ahead and send your save the dates too. Any time up to two years in advance is perfectly acceptable.

wedding save the date card with a floral hoop design
Do you REALLY need save the date cards?
What details do you put on save the date cards?
Do you send save the dates to evening guests?
a pretty floral wedding save the date card

2. Order your wedding and evening reception invitations

for weddings from August to November 2024

I recommend sending your wedding invitations four to eight months ahead of the big day, which means you need to order them around six to ten months in advance. So, April is the perfect time to get your invitations sorted for late summer and autumn weddings. Don’t forget, you can get your production slots booked in for winter weddings now too. Click any of the images below for inspiration!

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 April to June 2024

If your wedding is in the next month or two, now is the time to confirm all the stationery you will need for the day itself. Things like 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 April

  • 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
If you have booked to get married next summer, April is the perfect time to get your save the dates sorted! The ideal time to send them is twelve to eighteen months ahead of the big day. Get your date in your guests’ diaries early on to help make sure all your nearest and dearest are there 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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