Suggested Stationery Timeline
When to mail save the dates
Standard Mailing: 6-9 months before wedding
Destination Wedding: 8-12 months before wedding
when to mail invitations
Standard Mailing: 2 months before wedding
Destination Wedding: 3-4 months before wedding
Suggested RSVP date
Standard Mailing: 1 month before wedding
Destination Wedding: 2 months before wedding
Postage & Mailing Tips
Post office handling
To make sure your invitations arrive looking their best, it is recommended that you have your invitations hand-cancelled. Hand-cancelling is a process where a postal worker stamps your envelopes by hand to zero out the postage rather than running the envelopes through a machine. This is usually reserved for square, thick, or irregular envelopes and requires additional postage. Unfortunately, not all post offices are willing to hand-cancel. Small suburban post offices are usually your best bet and it's a good idea to call ahead of time and ask if the service is available and if so, their preferred time of day.
Please be sure to check in with the post office you will be mailing from and have them weigh and test a complete invitation to avoid them being returned to you (and possibly ruined with a large stamp or sticker) due to insufficient postage.
Corresponding postage is available for your wedding collection invitations in our Zazzle shop.