Be My Guest Design

  • Comprehensive Gift Guide

    We love celebrating here at Be My Guest Design (hence why we specialise in, you know, celebration stationery!). So celebrating our loved ones with thoughtful gifts is a favourite hobby here at BMG-HQ. This gift idea guide has been compiled to help the stumped, the rushed, the unimaginative try and puzzle out an option for those hard to buy for friends or family.

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  • Christmas & New Year Shutdown Dates

    I think we can all agree that 2021 has been another rollercoaster year! I’ve found it more challenging than 2020 with price rises, stock shortages and courier delays.

    As we head towards December, it’s going to get even more hectic. We’ve instituted close off dates to keep everything running smoothly and to ensure everyone gets what they need in plenty of time.

    The close off days are when your design must be signed off and approved for printing by, not when you place your order. You need to be ordering in advance of these dates. We are back open for the year on Monday 10 January 2022 so if your wedding is in early/mid January, you will need to order in advance.

    Deadline for canvas prints

    Orders printed onto canvas must be signed off as ready to print by 10 December. No urgent turnaround is possible due to canvas order volumes in December.

    Deadline for all other large format prints

    (i.e. mounted on board, posters, fabric decals, card): Orders must be signed off as ready to print by 17 December.

    Deadline for Custom printed items

    Save the Dates, Wedding Invitations, Guest Books, Place Cards etc must be signed off and approved for printing by 16 December to be done in 2021. NZ Post have bought forward their courier cut off forward to 20 December, so the 16th gives us time to produce, package and get on the courier!

    We will continue to print and package items up until we close on 22 December. This does not allow for any delivery time, so if it’s needed for Christmas, we only recommend leaving it this late if you are able to collect from our studio.

    Orders for Extra Bits

    Envelopes, accessories and other ready to ship items in stock will be shipping daily up until our last day. It’s the courier’s busiest time of year so while we ship these items on an overnight service, there is no guarantee it will arrive overnight. We are closing at lunchtime 22 December.

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  • Wall Art Prints: Your Options

    What are your options for Be My Guest Design’s Wall Art Prints? These are sentimental keepsake vow prints, a pop of colour for your lounge or an inspirational quote.

    Each art print in the Be My Guest range is designed and printed here in New Zealand. They make wonderful presents and are popular for first wedding anniversary gifts.

    It’s simple to customise your print. Pick your favourite design from our range and give us the details. Your designer will draft your print, making tweaks to suit your preferred text and colour changes if necessary. Then once you’ve confirmed it’s perfect, we’ll print it, package it perfectly and get it out to you ASAP.

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  • Shipping Delays

    NZ Post have temporarily paused parcel ordering for those in the Auckland region. This is due to the high volumes of parcels in and out of Auckland. There are also delays for shipping throughout New Zealand.

    What this means for you

    We can’t always create a shipping label for our Tāmaki Makaurau clients straight away (we are attempting multiple times a day). Some supplies are also delayed, as our Auckland-based suppliers are coping with Level 3 restrictions and freight delays getting items out to us.

    Unfortunately this is beyond our control. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. 

    How can we help?

    If you are local to us here in Mosgiel, you are welcome to arrange collection. We are also dropping off parcels where possible, to try ease the pressure our hard-working couriers are under! We have instituted order deadline dates for orders leading up to Christmas to try and manage expectations too.

    You can check the latest update on delivery delays on the NZ Post website.

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  • Wording Wedding Invitations

    You’ve got a colour scheme, sussed out a guest list and have decided on the when and where. Now let’s get to the nitty gritty. Wording your wedding invitations is a minefield of etiquette and detail to dodge. So how do you actually say “come to our wedding”?!

    Why are wedding invitations so important?

    Your wedding invitations communicate important information to your guests. Of course, the all-important who, when and where – but also information on the type of wedding they can expect to attend. Does your invite say cocktail dress and fancy up-do, or jeans and a nice top? 

    A properly designed invitation conveys the tone, style, theme and sets the scene for your guests. You have your perfect day sitting in your imagination. Your wedding invitation is your first chance to express this vision to your guests.

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