How does the design process work?

You can order wedding invitations, Save the Dates, Thank you cards and other wedding stationery online. Below are some instructions to help you navigate your way through the ordering process.

1. Find your Design

Look through our online shop to find the pieces you are interested in.  Search by colour, or keyword in the search field.

If you are after an accurate quote for invitations, simply select the items you require, and click “Add to cart”. This will give you the total cost including shipping.


2. Choose your Options

Once you’ve selected your design, select the items you required (whether you want extra inserts, envelopes and embellishments).

If you’d love to get an idea of the print quality, card options and colours, then order a sample pack. Each sample pack includes a selection of wedding stationery, and you can request a sample of a specific invitation or colour scheme. Order your wedding invitation sample pack here.


3. Purchase

When you are ready, review your order and make your purchase through the website. Urban New Zealand orders over $150 receive free shipping. More information on shipping costs is available here.


4. Submit your Wording

As soon as you purchase, you will receive a form to complete via email. This form walks you through all the information we need, and will give you the opportunity to share any design changes or colour tweaks you want to request.


5. Review your Design

Once we’ve got your wording and design details, your designer will get to work. An electronic draft, designed in your colours and wording, will be emailed within 1-2 business days for your feedback and review. This electronic draft is called a “proof”.

Once you’ve received your proof, you return to your designer with any changes or amendments, to perfect your design. When you’re happy, we will go ahead and send your order to print.


6. Printing, Assembly and Packaging

After you approve the design, we’ll get your invitations printed, assembled and couriered to you. Your order will generally be ready to send within 3-5 business days, with a few exceptions:

  • If your order includes any embellishments or assembly, we will complete this once the stationery returns from being printed. This will add 2-5 business days to your order (it varies depending on the size and complexity).
  • Canvas prints, especially A2 – A0 sized ones, can take up to 8 working days to print.  If time is of the essence (for example, a seating plan or welcome sign for a wedding) then we recommend selecting the ‘Urgent Turnaround’ option when you place your order.

For information on shipping, please refer to our Shipping Information page.