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MDC Designs specializes in Wedding Invitations and Bar & Bat Mitzvah invitations we offer everything from custom design, to DIY invitations as well as our own line of invitations which can be personalized to suit any occasion.
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Blue Danube Eco Friendly Invitation

How many invites do I need? That’s an easy question, right? It will be about 60% of the total number of guests, with only one invitation given to each couple or family. You just make up your list and you’re done. Well, almost...
Most invitation designers, including MDC Designs, recommend that you add 10 to 15% more invitations than you think you need. Why?  I know some people think this is a mad cash grab that designers have come up with, but we’re actually trying to save our clients time, stress and yes, money.
There are many reasons you might need extras:
1.       Your mom adds 5 extra people to the list at the last minute
2.       You realise you forgot to add someone to the list
3.       Your fiancés mom wants an extra one  for a keepsake
4.       Invites get lost in the mail
A couple of these actually happened at my own wedding. I made 10 extra invitations and was left with none.

Can I just get extras later? Sure you can, but it will cost you much less to get a few extra up front. You will have to pay for a small order (smaller orders cost more per piece) and you may also need to pay rush fees. Plus, you may not be able to get the extras very quickly if your stationer is very busy.

The worst thing that can happen when you get a few extras – a few beautiful keepsakes of your big day.


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 It’s January again, time for many brides to start thinking about their wedding invitations.  So, I thought that it would be a good time for a refresher of last year’s blog - Wedding Invitation Timeline.  One of the best ways to avoid wedding stress is make sure that you are giving yourself enough time to get everything done, so you don’t have to rush.   That leads to one of the most common invitation questions - when should I order my wedding invitations?

The simple answer is – at least 3 to 4 months before your wedding.

Here is how the breakdown of that works:

Mailing time : It is recommended that you mail your invites 6-8 weeks (1 ½ months to 2) before your wedding.

Manufacturing timehandmade, custom and specialty invitations generally take from 4-8 weeks (1 or 2 months), but can be more during peak season or if you have a large order.
Please remember to leave yourself extra time to address and stuff your envelopes too!

And for you DIY brides – more is more, when it comes to time for making wedding invitations.  Start early – most DIY brides find that it takes much more time than they expect!