When to order wedding invitations

Q: How far in advance do I need to order wedding invitations?
A: I generally tell people to order invitations 6 months in advance. This is a safe amount of time in case a stock is backordered or the proofing process takes an extraordinarily long time. You definitely don’t want to start feeling crunched for time. As with most things, it’s better to be early (and stay relaxed) than run behind (and become a total basket case). If you want to reeeallly impress me, go ahead and come in 6-12 months in advance of your wedding to get ideas. I promise it’ll be more fun for everyone, plus I like to get to know brides and their families, and really enjoy working through the creative process together.