Many many many couples have inquired about custom-invitations with me 3 months, and just recently, 6 weeks before the wedding. No offense but y'all are crazy!
Don't let these little tiny pieces of paper fool you. Invitations are just as or even MORE important than some of the things on your to-do list. If they aren't as important and you are complacent with ordinary invitations, that is 100% fine! There are a ton of websites that create beautiful invitations that will be in your hands in no time. Please thoroughly think about where you want to spend your money and where you can spend your money. But if you are looking into something personal and unique, you must allow enough time for you and your stationer to discuss your invitation design. Remember this:
Invitations are the first thing your guests see. They are the little sneak peak to your wedding day. Invitations have the power to set the overall tone of your wedding.
Invitations hold ALL the important information and details of your wedding. "Where's the wedding?" It's in the invitation. "When do I respond?" It's in the invitation. "Where will I be able to book a hotel room for the night? It's in the invitation! Your invitations are the one thing your guests look at and hold onto the longest before the wedding day.
There is a misconception that invitations can be done in an instant. Many believe I just wave my hands over the computer and voila! It's perfect. That is quite the contrary. It is rare that an artist would consider their first draft a masterpiece. There is a lot of thought and creativity that comes into the process. I treat each invitation I work on as a piece of artwork. It is unique and one-of-a-kind as your love story that you want to share with your loved ones. It will have the the personal touch that no one else can ever have.
Anyway, this is why I want to share this timeline. It is wise to plan ahead of time, to give yourself some wiggle room in case something comes up. My hope is to relieve your stress and guide you in the right direction when it comes to your masterpiece.
As always, thank you for taking the time to read this. Please email me for inquiries and any questions you may have.