Michele Lowery, the owner of Blush Paperie, says that she always starts working backward from the wedding date. The process of designing and creating an invitation may take a while, and you should consider it as well. It is better to order your invitations 4 months prior to the wedding date.
This thought is confirmed by BW Reporter pinpointing that 4 months give you plenty of time to add any changes you may have regarding the design or adjust minor things. You will also be able to send your invitations to people who were at the end of the list without making them feel as the add-on.
At the same time, the Fonder and Creative Director at Whimsique, Melissa Ward answers that it is better to start preparing even earlier! The earlier the better. She suggests having at least 6 months ahead to have enough time for design, changes, and adjustments, so your invitation would look the way you want it to be. You should also think of sealing and getting the correct postage as well.
BW Reporter reiterates that there is no limit for you to order the invitation in advance but you need to think of invitations anywhere from 4 to 5 months minimum. Otherwise, you will have no time to process any changes in design.
Thinking of wedding invitations may be exciting but at the same stressful. You need to consider all the guests, make sure that the design is right and suits your occasion. This is why there is no limit for starting ordering your invitations prior to the wedding, but you have to make sure you have it on your checklist at least 4 months before the upcoming event.