Save the Date cards & homemade gift: 1 year in advance
Wedding Invitation: 6 months in advance
Location Information Packet - including accomodation, sight seeing & a little bit of history with basic event timetable: 3 months in advance or upon receipt of RSVP
Invitations to Rehearsal Dinner/Night: 6 weeks beforehand
Event Timetable & Directions: 2 weeks beforehand
paper, card, inks, embossing powder, stamps, bulk or small amounts of 10, paper creasers - cellophane bags for making favours - paper punches, paper trimmers, scissors
Some great online sources:
order sample swatches to match the exact hue you're looking for.
But when it come to paper, I want to have felt it so here are some places in Edinburgh
Paperchase on George St.
Daintree Paper on Morningside Rd and their blog which has handy guides and templates
Ready made cards are:
- quick & less time consuming- no designing, cutting, glueing and messing up!
- cheaper than printed invitations
- unique if you buy from small gift shops with start up designers who only print in small batches
- ideal if you have a small wedding planned as each card will have to be written by hand! You could save yourself some time and print out smaller insert papers with your wording and personalise it with your handwritten signatures or small note
The Bay Tree Co on Hanover St.