Ideally, you should begin shopping for your invitations as soon as you know the date, time and location of your wedding. The American Wedding offers quality invitations and accessories at prices significantly lower than what you are likely to find at your local stationery shop or printer. We also offer samples of most of our invitations and enclosure cards, as well as many of our accessory items like napkins, cake bags, matches, place cards and bookmarks. As you can tell, we’re a little biased. No matter where you shop, or who you choose to buy your invitations from, be sure to request samples of both paper quality and any applicable colors before placing your order. You want to make sure the invitations and accessories are a good quality and will compliment your wedding colors.
Once you have decided where to purchase your invitations, you should prepare your guest list so that you will know how many invitations to order. You will need one invitation per couple and one invitation per single guest. Remember, children ages sixteen and over should be sent a separate invitation. We always advise that you order at least 25 more invitations, envelopes and accessory cards in case of last-minute guest additions, mistakes and keepsakes.