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When To Send Out Your Save the Dates & Invites

Jul 23, 2008

fleur de lis save the date magnets

Fleur de Lis Save The Date Magnets (10 Colors Available)

“I just got engaged and I am not sure when to send out our invitations and save-the-dates.  Can you help?”

Although the timeline for sending out invitations and save the dates can be a daunting task, here are some basic guidelines for you to follow:

Engagement Party – send out invites 3 to 4 weeks before the celebration

Save the Dates – 6 months before your wedding, 8 months if your planning a destination wedding.

Wedding Invitations – 6 weeks before the wedding, 8 weeks if your guests have to travel to your venue.

Bridal Shower Invites - 4 to 6 weeks before the shower date

Thank You Notes – traditionally within 1 month of receiving, however it is acceptable up to 3 months after receiving the gift.

When Should I Order My Wedding Favors?

Mar 17, 2008

My RSVPs aren’t due back until 3 weeks before my wedding.  When do you think is a good time to order my wedding favors?

If you are planning on ordering personalized wedding favors you should order your wedding favors at least 4 weeks before your wedding.  This ensures that the items have enough time to personalize and ship to you.  This also gives you enough time in case items arrive broken in transit or if there are any errors which need to be fixed.

Non-personalized wedding favors should be ordered no later than 2 weeks before your event.  This allows at least 5 business days for processing (many ship sooner) and at least 5 business days for shipping time (shipping can take anywhere from 1 to 6 business days).

If your wedding is less than 2 weeks away, and your favors are not personalized, we would recommend upgrading shipping to ensure that they arrive in time for your wedding.

Chances are, you may not have an exact head count for your favors, but that’s OK.  You may already have some RSVPs, and if you go through your guest list you can estimate who will attend and who may not.  Once you have that total (of the already RSVP’d guests + your estimate) you may want to add 10% more to the quantity you plan on ordering to make sure you have all your guests covered.  Worst case you’ll have a few extra, but you can always save them for “memories” or give them to your nail tech, hair and makeup stylist, etc… (not in lieu of a tip but in addition to their tip).

Nubian Princess Favors

Feb 18, 2008

Q: “Do you have any party favors regarding the Nubian Princess theme?”

A: Although we do not have any specific favors directly associated with a Nubian Princess, we can recommend some favors which will suit the style of the party.  Here is what we would recommend:

Our silver plated elephant place card holders or our chrome elephant place card holders would be a great touch for holding your seating assignments.

You may also consider our Afrocentric Personalized Chocolate Bars or our “Jumping the Broom” design which can be personalized with 2 lines of text.

Afrocentric chocolate bars

Another idea would be our Miniature Good Luck Wooden Elephants as seen here:

Miniature Good Luck Elephants

If your theme also incorporates the pyramids, you can try our Palm Tree Pyramid Boxes or our Personalized Monogram Pyramid Boxes.

Tea Party Suggestions

Dec 26, 2007


I am having a tea party in January and will want your company to help with the party favors. I am open to suggestions and will be hosting 40 people. Please get ack to me with ideas and suggestions.

Happy Holidays,


Dear Johnna,

Our recommendations for a tea party are broad, as we’re not entirely sure the style of the party (is it a bridal tea, baby shower tea, high tea, a corporate event, or just your girlfriends getting together?) and we’re not sure of your budget, but we would recommend any of our fabulous products offered in our tea party favors!

The prices on these items are on a broad price scale, all prices are listed within the item descriptions. Hope this helps!

Thank you for your interest in our products,

Little Things Favors