Love is in the air!  Something about the upcoming holidays of Christmas and New Year’s make us feel especially romantic.  Maybe it’s being surrounded by loved ones, the spirit of giving … the eggnog, or a combination of all the above, but the next two weeks are very popular for engagements.  In fact, December is often referred to as “Engagement Month.”

In case you are among the lucky ladies who happen to “say yes” this holiday season, just know it’s also a great time to begin the process of scouting save-the-dates and wedding invitations.  People often like to include family members who may otherwise live out of town, so take advantage of the fact that everyone is together and schedule an appointment!  Even if it’s just to get some ideas, it’s still fun to share the experience with family or close friends.

Remember, if you’re engaged, it’s never too early to start looking at invitations!  Brides often get caught up in many other wedding details and are pulled in a million different directions, sometimes waiting until the last minute to order arguably the most important aspects: the invitations!

Custom wedding invitation design by Maureen Hall Stationery & Invitations.

Custom wedding invitation design by Maureen Hall Stationery & Invitations.


On average, the process takes between 4-7 weeks, which people often don’t realize.  This is something you don’t want to rush for several reasons.  For one, if you wait until the last minute, your selection may be limited.  Or, you’ll have to pay a rush fee.  And don’t forget, your guests need at least 3 months notice (if you’ve done your due diligence and sent a save the date in advance) with about six weeks time to submit their response.

Another factor to consider, it’s great to have a blank slate and start with designing the invitations, then build the rest of your wedding from there.  You can identify what you like on paper, then translate colors and textures to other aspects of the event, such as bridesmaid dresses, flowers and table linens.

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Custom wedding invitation by Maureen Hall


So, if you’re newly engaged, congratulations!  Now, the clock is ticking!  

Browse our selection online at or call us at 407-629-6999 to set up an appointment for a private consoltation.

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Custom Wedding Invitation by Maureen Hall