Lala Design

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What's the etiquette for who gets to invite a plus-one and who doesn't?

Do guests always expect that their partners will be invited to the wedding? We need to cut back numbers. Is there a nice way of saying this on our invitations? Would love some advice pls.

Lala Design

Partners are normally invited if you socialise with them as a couple. For example - If you are inviting someone from work but have not socialised with them outside of work with their partner, you are ok to invite just them alone.


The best way for you to make sure it is clear as to who is invited to your wedding is to have their names printed on the invite. Yes, you can print their names on the envelope, but we have found the point of who you are inviting gets lost and you are left with an awkward situation of saying that can't bring their partner after their have RSVP.  


If you are providing a post back RSVP card, you can also have the guest names pre-printed on there to make extra clear who is invited.


I would also suggest putting it on the invite, the actual guest’s name of that partner as well, instead of John and Partner or John and Guest.


If you feel you are going to offend someone, when you send them the invite or hand it to them, just explain that we are limited on numbers and had make tough decisions on who we could invite, this way, that won't feel like you don't like their partner. 


I have been to plenty of weddings, on my own, due to this reason and it hasn't offended me at all. I feel most people, wedding guests understand. 


Remember you won't please everyone and it's your wedding day! 

Can anyone suggest any vendors for gold foiling on invitations?

I would like to have gold foiling for invites but am aware these come at an extra expense (and often quite significant). I would rule out letterpress foiling but am looking for a company that offers hot foil printing that isn't going to break the bank!

Lala Design

Hi Rachael, 

I think what you're looking for is "digital foiled" this still has the shiny, reflective look of "hot foil stamping" which is the letterpress kind, but is cheaper due to the technique and less labour involved.  The only down side is you can't print any thicker than 300gsm and often the stock is a smooth, glossy look, rather than the matte, textured stock you get normally for invites. I can help you with any of these, just get in touch when you're ready. 

Chat soon - Lala xo 
Lala Design -

what is a letterpress wedding invitation?

Lala Design

Hi Bride to be!

There are so many printing techniques out there, but Letterpress invites are known for it's thickness and tactile luxury. You really need to hold one in your hand to feel the difference between a letterpress invite and a standard digital printed invite, this would also help you understand why they tend to cost alot more than printed invites. 

Letterpressing creates an indented, almost "carved-in-look". It is made by taking your designs and making a metal or ploymer plate, a thick paint-like ink is then applied to the plate and then deeply pressed into the super thick card. When you run your hands over it, you will feel the indentation.

Not everyone can letterpress, it requires experience, patience and the right equipment to letterpress, even designing for letterpress is not something every can do. 

If you're thinking of letterpress, I would suggest finding a designer who has letterpress experience, and ordering some samples. 

Feel free to get in touch anytime, if you need some help with your wedding stationery. 

Happy Wedding Planning! 

Lala xo 

Lala Design 

Should I send out new invitations if we need to change the date?

Lala Design

Hi Bride To Be, 

This actually happened to me, 2 weeks before my wedding day! I posted a smaller postcard size card out, that said we had a 'CHANGE OF VENUE". The design matched my wedding invite style, but not as fancy. I also made sure we texted everyone too. Hope this helps out. 

Best of luck - Lala 

Should you write the names and addresses on the envelope for wedding invites or should the company?

Lala Design

Hi Eleni, 
It is always a lovely touch to have your envelopes printed, especially if you feel you're handwriting is not the best. 
It is not usually a standard service, but an optional extra, that you can choose to have. 
We find alot of our couples like the envelopes printed for them, and we also include printing their return address as well. 
Hope this helps, let me know if I can answer anything else for you. 

Happy Wedding Planning! 

lala xo 

Can I order thank you cards with my invitations to match?

Lala Design

Absolutely you can!
Actually its a really good idea to order them with the rest of your stationery items. That way, everything matches, and you have them ready to go and it is one less thing for you to worry about. 

Get in touch, if we can offer your anymore help with your Big Day stationery. 

Chat soon - lala xo


Are there vendors who can create accessible wedding invitations for the sight impaired?

Or can give tips for what you could do for me?

Lala Design

Hi Lovely Bride to be!

There are ways to do this, some options are large print or letterpressing Braille.

Was there something in particular you wanted? Feel free to get in touch if I can help your further.

lala xo (Lala Design Perth)

How can I ensure that my guests are there on time?

Lala Design

A suggestion is to make your ceremony time on the invite, 15 minutes or 1/2 hour earlier than the actual time you have booked in.

this should narrow down the chances of people arriving late and don't worry about them waiting for you, your the Bride!

Hope this helps you a bit.

Cheers - lala

is there any way to uninvite a friend i invited a long time ago, but have since fallen out with?

Do I just not send her an invite even though I sent her a save the date?

Lala Design

Hi there,

This is going to be an awkward situation no matter how you handle it. Not sending her an invite is a subtle approach, that should get your point across, you may just need to be prepared for her to contact you about not getting an invite. When and if she does, you just need to be honest.

Hope this helps and good luck!

lala xo

If I found an invitation I love online but is only in USA, can I have it re-created?

Lala Design

Hi, Congratulations on getting married, exciting times! We specialize in custom design work, and this is a question we get asked a lot. You can take inspiration from other designs you have seen, but you can't copy it outright. There are copyright laws to abide by and also design karma! We suggest focusing on some of the elements of the design you really love and then adding your own personal touch. Also, keep in mind, having a design custom made for you, maybe a higher price than the design you have seen and love, that has already been designed. Hope this helps you in your planning, feel free to get in touch, we're always happy to help. Cheers - lala @lala design perth

Invitation trends are wild! (wood, perspex?) Will my guests be disappointed if I do classic paper?

Lala Design

Paper is still the most popular stock for invites. There are so many ways to make paper beautiful and to excite your guests for your wedding. Focus on the best quality stock you can afford, aim for card weight over 280gsm, something textured and a stunning design, then you're all set. Hope this helps.
Happy Wedding Planning! Cheers - lala @lala design perth

When should you send out save the dates ?

Our wedding is 2.5 hours from where we and most of our guests live , and is in the school holidays ... I don't want to give too much notice , but I also don't want to give them too little notice When everyone eill have to travel and book accommodation.

Lala Design

Hi Sarah,

Save the dates are best sent out at least a year ahead of your wedding date. You want to give your guests time to book time off, travel arrangements etc...
It is also a good idea to include any travel info they may need with the save the dates. You can send them 6 months ahead, but keep in mind, your wedding invites should be sent out 3 months ahead.
I hope this helps you, let me know if you need any further help.
Cheers - lala

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