The Wedding Card Co

When should you start the wedding card process?

Ideally, you should order your cards the moment you book your venues.


It takes time to find the right Indian wedding card company. Even after that, the process of choosing a design that everyone likes, sharing your text, having it placed, proofreading it and confirming it for print takes 2-3 weeks. Final printing and courier to your home can take an additional 2-3 weeks.

If a significant portion of your guests are coming from out of town, they would need to have the invitation with them well in advance. Let’s do some maths here. It may take 4-5 weeks for you to receive your invitations from when you start the process, add a couple of weeks for your guests to receive them and if you give your out-of-towners a couple of months to plan their travel, we are looking at a lead time of 4-5 months at least.

Now, these timelines may seem too early to some, but they are recommended because wedding invitations should be a stress free and a fulfilling experience, which can only happen if you have time on your hands!



Should you plan for extra printed wedding cards?

You should order 10-15% more cards than you think you need because the guest list invariably keeps growing.

In our experience, it’s best to keep a margin of safety and order some extra cards. The guest list is not only the most fluctuating item on the wedding to-do list but also the most critical. There will always be guests that get left out in the early planning stages due to oversight.

For this reason, people usually order 10-15% extra cards and take a matching e Wedding Card which not only takes care of any unforeseen shortages but can also be used as a thoughtful reminder to send out closer to the wedding.

When should you plan on having the wedding cards in hand?

Earlier than you think!

It’s simple. You need time to distribute them and your guests need time to plan.


Let’s do a quick calculation. Cards should reach your guests at least 5-6 weeks before the wedding date to give them some time to plan. Just the Save The Date is not treated as a confirmation to start booking tickets and planning the wardrobe. To this, add a week to ready the cards at your end and a week or two for postal delivery or distribution.