What is Assembly?

We offer assembly of most invitations that are layered or that have embellishments (for example the Versailles or Victoria Damask invitations). Assembly means that we will adhere each layer of the invitation together or tie any bows or ribbons. If you order a Pocket or Bloom, all of your layers will be mounted directly onto the Pocket or Bloom, unless otherwise specified. If you order an invitation with ribbon, your ribbon will be cut and attached to your invitation. Assembly does not include inserting your invitation and accessory cards directly into your envelopes.

We do not assemble any accessories such as seals, etc. If you are assembling yourself, we recommend a strong, thin double sided adhesive to attach the different layers of the invitations. Please DO NOT use any type of "wet" glue, since you don't want the cardstocks getting damp or wet which can lead to wrinkling and/or buckling, and in some cases we have found with rubber-cement glue, the actual letters falling off your invitation!

Ordering Wedding Invitations: When

As soon as you have all the details of your special day set, don't hesitate to get your invitations ordered. Once you've picked the ideal invitations and penned the perfect wording, it's simple to send your invitations to print…and there's no harm in doing so as far in advance as possible.

Wedding invitations are traditionally sent six to eight weeks before the date of the wedding. If you are working backwards from that time, make sure to reserve time to address and assemble your invitations. Processing and delivery for your order will depend on the type of invitation and availability of stock. Most orders are shipped within three or four days of our receiving them. For more information on shipping, click here.

We offer this piece of advice to simplify and expedite the invitation process: Get your mailing list in order as soon as possible! Don't wait until the day your invitations arrive to think about how you will address them and get them sent to your guests. The sooner you get these details in order the better.

Ordering Wedding Invitations: How

We know that search for the perfect wedding invitation can be overwhelming and sometimes downright scary. There are so many unique, stylish options out there…so how do you decide what's right for you? A great place to start your ordering process is our Wedding Invitation Checklist. Consider all the questions on the checklist and have your answers on hand as you begin your search. Your answers to these questions will help you define what you want, help keep you on track, and ultimately guide you toward your final decision.

Once you have an idea of what you are looking for, simply start browsing the American Wedding web site! There are so many options, styles, colors and themes out there to choose from, you are sure to find something to fit your personality, wedding theme, and budget.