Home » Weddings » Timelines


At lala design, we have created a timeline to help you plan your wedding.

Remember, you don’t want to be running around the week before your wedding trying to organise your final wedding stationery!

We find it easier if you work backwards from your wedding date, as follows:

WEDDING DATE Obviously, this is the date you and your loved one have selected for your special day, so work backwards from here!
RSVPs DUE6 weeks prior to your wedding date This allows 1 week for chasing up your RSVPs and finalising your numbers. Most venues require final numbers 2 weeks before the wedding date.If further stationery is required (such as place cards) this also gives you 3 – 4 weeks.
POST INVITES 3 months prior to wedding date It’s nice to give your wedding guests 4 to 6 weeks’ notice before the RSVP date, and about 3 months before the wedding date.Keep in mind; destination weddings require a ‘Save the Date’ or at least 6 months’ notice.If your wedding date is in summer, around Christmas or on a holiday weekend/public holiday, allow between 4 – 6 months’ notice.
PICK UP STATIONERY If you are having your invites made for you (our The Worksservice), we will usually book a pick-up date, so you’ll have at least a week or two before posting or hand delivering.For our ‘Print + Cut’ or ‘DIY‘ service, factor in the time it will take you to make your stationery. This can take up to 4 weeks.
BOOK YOUR STATIONERY 4 to 5 months prior to wedding date lala design normally has a 4 to 6 week waiting list, once your wedding stationery is booked with us and a deposit paid. We do offer an Express Service, which is priced on application.We do strongly recommend that during the summer and festive months of the year, to visit us and book your stationery before October. Most of our suppliers close from Christmas eve until the second week of January, this makes it impossible to order any products.For the “DIY” bride, give yourself the same amount of time (4-6weeks). So you can get stock ordered if needed and not rush your stationery.