It’s time for another wedding question from our Ask Emmaline inbox! (And, seriously, you guys spoil us with your amazing questions. Keep ’em coming!) Steph wrote to us with an urgent question that we know other brides may be wondering, too. Maybe even YOU! She says,
I’m getting married soon and I need wedding invitations fast. I know there’s usually a deadline for custom invitations but I can’t find anything with rush printing that has a design I like. Any tips? I’m getting really nervous because I read they need to be sent 8-10 weeks before the wedding and we don’t even have them ordered yet. Please help!
Need Wedding Invitations Fast? Here’s What to Do
Hi, Steph! Don’t fret — I’m sure you’re not the first bride to ask (and you’re certainly not the last). When you need wedding invitations fast, here’s the quick solution: go with printable wedding invitations. But don’t just go with any you find online: do your research and find a reputable online seller who specializes in printable wedding invitations. For instance, we work with many talented designers in The Marketplace that we would recommend in a heartbeat. One in particular is Paper Ink Love, who has a beautiful selection of wedding invitations you can get SUPER FAST. Here’s how it works:
How Printable Wedding Invitations Work
1. Order your invitation.
Pick a design and place your order.
2. Preview the proof. Approve it.
Make sure everything is correct — spelling, time, date, location, etc.
3. Receive your files and take to a printer.
You’ll receive your files online, which you transfer to a flash drive and take to a printer. Go to a print shop locally and tell them you need to print your wedding invitations. They’ll show you special papers, ask questions about printing colors, and more.
Once you have everything printed, you’ll want to get the enclosures (response envelopes, stamps, and a return address stamp) so you can start assembling them. When you’re ready to mail, take to the post office first and have a sample invitation weighed. This way, you’ll know your postage is correct before you begin stamping them. You can ask for them to be hand-cancelled at the post office, too, so they look nicer when they arrive at guests’ mailboxes (without the machine making marks all over the invitation itself).
See Sample Wedding Invitations
Here are some sample designs for printable wedding invitations from Paper Ink Love. Melissa offers print at home invitations as well as print services herself. So, whether you need wedding invitations fast and want to print at home or you have some time and want her to take care of printing, you’ll be able to do either here! Plus, with the many designs available, there’s a little something for everyone! Which style do you love?
Go + Get ‘Em!
Want to see more? Head over to Paper Ink Love to see the full collection. Tell Melissa that Emmaline Bride sent you — she’s a sweetheart to work with, so we know you’re in good hands. You can also see more wedding invitations in The Marketplace.
P.S. Have a wedding advice question? Just Ask Emmaline! We’re here to help! :)
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