Current Lead Times

Last updated: 28th July 2021

The recent relaxation of restrictions for weddings in England is something that we - and our couples - are rightfully very happy about. As a result, however, we are experiencing a huge demand for day stationery and invitations, with lots of requirements understandably needing a short turnaround time due to the changing of rules and adjustments to guest lists.

We are a small team and this is having an impact upon our lead times at this moment, so orders will currently take a little longer than we typically aim for.

So before committing to the placing of an order with us, you may wish to view our current lead times. Note that the number of days is between the point of ordering and dispatching, so does not cover delivery itself.

 

 Item Type Goal Current
Wedding Invitation Samples * 2-3 days 3-5 days
Save the Dates 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Invitations 2-3 weeks 3-4 weeks
Day Stationery 2-3 weeks 3-4 weeks
Handmade Cards 1-2 weeks 2-3 weeks
Digitally-Printed Cards 1-2 days 2-3 days

 

* in the event of ordering samples with swatchbooks, these timescales can be extended.

It is also worth noting that no two orders are created equally - for example, we handmake:

  • Pocketfolds
  • Coloured Envelopes
  • Envelope Liners
  • Wax Seals

And when it comes to addressing, invitations, place cards and envelopes are all addressed individually rather than mail merged, to ensure consistency. So the larger and more complex the order, the longer it will take to provide.

If you have a requirement for a specific date and want to check that we can fulfil your order on time, please contact us at hello@ellebeedesign.co.uk