4 – 5 months prior to wedding date
For a custom invitation suite design, allow around 2 + months for the whole process. This might sound like a longtime, but it generously permits time for communication, design brainstorming, initial mockups, revision requests, art work changes, paper orders, print production, specialty services, envelope calligraphy and assembly.
2 months prior to wedding date
Invitation should go out about 1 month prior to your event date or closer to 2 months for a destination event. Although you may feel antsy to get these out much sooner, consider that some guests may feel urgency to reply if they receive the invite too early then ultimately forget.
Start researching and try to secure your invitation designer about 6 months or more before your wedding to book availability and allow for design.
Who – names, hosts,
What – state a line of invitation
When – date
Where – location / venue
Optional – quick note about reception