In addition, after the wedding is over, and your guests have gone home, they can save your unique invitations to remind them of the day. Your close family and friends should appreciate having another special reminder, particularly one that evokes memories not only of the wedding, but also of the happy couple. Distant relatives and friends are also more likely to keep your unique wedding invitation, as most people are reluctant to throw away anything unusual or special, so your invitation is sure to be saved.
Plan ahead, order early. It's good to start early when choosing wedding invitations. You and your partner will need time to research and discuss the various choices available for your invitations. If you look early enough, you may even have time to request samples from various companies. Ordering your wedding invitations at least 6 months in advance will give you a cushion of time to allow for printing of the invitations and correction of any errors that may occur in printing. You also need to account for the time it takes to assemble your invitations and mailing them out to give sufficient time for a response. Plan on ordering 20 to 25 extra invitations in case they are needed because of mistakes in addressing the invitations or if you find you need to add additional guests to the list.