Orders ship in accordance with the UPS schedule. Even though you place your order enough in advance, your order will still ship on the required date. For example, shipping to NJ takes 1 day, so the order will be fulfilled a day before the selected delivery date. Though shipping to Virginia takes 2 days, so the order will systematically be fulfilled 2 days before the selected delivery date. However, if special arrangements need to be made you may contact us at sales@balloonsinthebox.com