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Luxe Paua Wedding Invitations

From $2.60 incl. GST

Elegant and Luxe, these wedding invitations feature a printed strip of paua shell.

Further wedding invitation designs and matching day-of stationery and signs are available here.

  • Main Invitation Card measures 127x178mm
  • Includes matching NZ Made envelopes
  • On placing your order, we’ll send you a form to submit invite wording and any customisations
  • Electronic draft emailed to you before printing
  • Add upgrades & extras from options below
Regular (105x148mm) (+$1.80)
Small (74x105mm) (+$1.10)
Mini (90x55mm) (+$0.70)
If you want to use your Regular Information Card as a RSVP Card that can be mailed back to you, add on a matching envelope. Select the colour required above.
If you want to use your Small Information Card as a RSVP Card that can be mailed back to you, add on a matching envelope. Select the colour required above.
More information on the card options can be found here.
White
Kraft (+$0.50)
Black (+$0.50)
Rounded Corners (+$0.25)
Printed Proof (+$15.00)
Envelope Liner (+$2.00)
Magnets (+$0.25)
Address Labels (+$1.50)
Envelope Seal (+$0.50)
Paperclips (+$0.30)
Gold
Silver
Black
Rose Gold
Product total
Options total
Grand total
QuantityPrice
10 - 14$11.00
15 - 19$9.50
20 - 24$6.50
25 - 29$5.80
30 - 39$5.00
40 - 49$4.50
50 - 59$4.00
60 - 69$3.70
70 - 79$3.25
80 - 89$3.10
90 - 99$3.00
100 - 109$2.90
110 - 119$2.85
120 - 129$2.80
130 - 139$2.70
140 - 149$2.65
150+$2.60

Description

Your wedding invitation is the first glimpse your guests will have into the festivities. Set the tone for your special day with personalised wedding invitations from Be My Guest.

Our team of designers will work closely with you to create a wedding invitation that perfectly captures your style and personality. We understand that every couple is unique, which is why we offer personalised attention to every aspect of your invitation design, including the wording, any necessary design tweaks and printing your guest names.  To ensure that you’re happy with the design before printing, we provide an electronic draft of your invitation for your review and feedback. More help with wedding invitation wording can be found here.

Your wedding invitations are professionally printed on our range of reliable, environmentally-responsible cardstocks.  You can purchase a wedding invitation sample pack to view the card options and help you make your decision.

You can expect to receive your digital mock-up within a couple of days of placing your order. Turnaround for your personalised wedding invitations (from design to delivery) takes only a couple of weeks. Our recommended wedding invitation timeline is available here for more detail.

Once you confirm your design is perfect, your order will be sent into print production. More information on invitation turnaround times is available on our FAQ page, here.

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Selecting the right invitation

Look through our online shop to find the pre-designed stationery pieces you are interested in. You can also use the search function (a magnifying glass at the top right of each page) or browse by the different categories (colour, style, suite design).

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 designs plus a set of the card swatches we use & refer to during the ordering process.

You will be assigned a personal designer. She will help ensure your wedding invitation cards say just the right thing, guiding you on appropriate etiquette if needed. We are here to help!

Our blog post series on Wording Wedding Invitations is also great starting point.

Yes. Custom design bookings need to be made in advance as we only take on small numbers of custom clients to ensure you have our full attention and fresh ideas.

We’ve got years of experience in designing for a wide range of people and their special events, so our bespoke packages incorporate all the essentials: extra revisions, printed samples, deluxe envelopes and an overnight courier once you’ve locked in your design.

Ensure you’ve had a thorough look through our designs, as you can pick an existing design and tweak the colours and fonts to suit. You still receive the same great service and attention to detail as a custom-design client, but with a faster turnaround.

More information on Custom Design here.

Yes, absolutely! The Wedding Invitation Sample Pack comes with your choice of three wedding invitation designs, and includes our full range of card swatches.

If you would like to see a printed version of your wedding invitations, save the dates, engagement party invitations or thank you cards before we print the whole run, then order a Printed Proof.

Once the digital design is finalised, we’ll send you the physical printed proof for your inspection. You’ll have the opportunity to check the colours, verify that they align with your expectations, and ensure the cardstock perfectly complements your envisioned design.

We have a curated selection of our favourite cardstocks to give your wedding stationery the best possible finish.

The best card option will depend on the design, print method and colours of your invitation.

Details about the card options we offer can be found here.

We take pride in offering you the highest quality products for your special day. One of the ways we ensure this is by only using FSC-Certified cardstocks. We believe that this choice brings numerous advantages that contribute to both the beauty of your invitations and the well-being of our planet. More information on what this means is available here.

All orders are placed through the website. Whether you want a quote or if you are ready to order,  navigate to the particular product you are interested in.

Once you’ve selected your design, select the extras you require (information cards, upgraded envelopes and/or magnets, paper clips etc).

The ‘Quantity’ field is where you indicate the number required (remember to allow for spares) and click “Add to Cart”.

Complete your contact details and the website will calculate the exact cost including shipping for you. When you are ready to place you order, select a payment option and submit payment.

How customising a design works

FIND YOUR FAVE

Pick your favourite design, and place your order online. Supply your information, colour preferences and any other info.

DESIGNED FOR YOU

Our designers will make tweaks to suit your preferred wording and colours. You'll get a digital mockup to review within a couple of days.

PRINTED IN NZ

After you approve your customised design, we’ll print and assemble your stationery at our Dunedin printery.

SHIPPING

South Island orders are shipped on a 1-2 day courier service. North Island customers can expect 2-3 days. Or upgrade to overnight shipping if timeframes are tight!

WEDDING INVITATION TIMING

Wedding Invitations – once you place your order, you will automatically be emailed a form to complete. This form walks you through all the information we need and will allow you to share any design changes or colour tweaks you want to request.

All Other Stationery – you should supply any wording or customisations when you place your order, via the “Customisation” field. You should inform us of any design changes or colour tweaks you want. If you do not supply the information with your order, we will follow up with you.

Six months before your wedding is the usual time to order the invitations, but there is nothing wrong with being extra prepared. Check out our wedding invitation timeline guide for when you should send save the date cards and wedding invitations here. 

Ideally you’d place your order for wedding day stationery 4-6 weeks before your wedding day. Check out our wedding day stationery timeline here.

 An ‘Express’ option is available for customised day-of stationery, at an additional cost.

Weddings close to public holidays need to allow more time as public holidays will delay couriers. If your wedding is early-mid January, please order early as we are closed over the Christmas/New Years period.

Our design team will be working on your mock-up invite shortly after your order is received. 

An electronic draft mockup, designed in your colours and wording, will be emailed within a couple of working 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 before print. 

Once printing is complete, we’ll carefully package and post your invitations to you.

We offer a number of optional items to accompany your wedding invitations:

Adhesive magnetic strips can be attached to the back of your wedding invitations. They are thin enough to get through the post without damaging the envelope or invite, yet strong enough to hold up a pocketfold with all its accompanying pieces!

Teardrop Paperclips secure your information cards to the main wedding invitation. Choose from black, silver, rose gold and gold teardrop paperclips.

Address Labels and envelope seals are a great way of addressing and closing your envelopes. 

Matching envelope liners are designed to match your wedding invitation suite.

TRUST US WITH YOUR WEDDING INVITATIONS:

FAST TURNAROUND

We are NZ based designers who print in-house, allowing for fast and efficient service.

IN THE LOOP

We pride ourselves on great communication - sharing updates and keeping you informed every step of the way.

BEAUTIFUL QUALITY

We only offer tried-and-true card stock and envelope options, and if you're unsure we can send a printed proof

Here to help

Any questions about your order, etiquette issues, or wording worries... we're only an email or call away: 03 489 2999

Design Process

You might have a lot of information to share with your wedding guests. That’s totally fine! There’s a fine balance between including enough detail and keeping your wedding invitations uncluttered so that your friends and family don’t get overwhelmed.

The designers at Be My Guest are experienced in wording wedding invitations and will offer tweaks and guidance to ensure the information you want to convey can be incorporated concisely on your invitation cards.

Printing on the reverse side of your save the dates, engagement party invitations, wedding invitations and any RSVP/information cards is also included if you want it – at no extra charge. You can also add on matching information cards in a range of sizes.

For more advice on wording your wedding invitations, download our free Wedding Invitation Wording Guide.

Yes! Once we receive your wording and design details, your designer will get to work. An electronic draft mockup, designed in your colours and wording, will be emailed within a couple of working 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 before print. 

If you’ve got terrible handwriting or want to personalise wedding invitations with guest names printed directly onto the invite, you can! This optional service comes at no charge for wedding invitations, or at a small additional cost for Save the Dates/Engagement Party Invitations/Menus.
More information on adding guest names to invites is available here.

Yes! For all customised stationery you’ll receive personal attention to the design and wording of your stationery – and that includes changing the colour scheme to make it your own, and tweaks to fit the design to your preferred wording. 

If you’d like to receive a hard copy of your Save the Date or wedding invitation prior to approving it for printing, then order a printed proof. This allows you to see a physical copy of the invitation card, check the colour is what you expect, and the card is the right fit for the vision you have in mind.

While the electronic drafts (aka “proofs”) we provide are a close representation of the end result/colours, they are not exact. Electronic proofs primarily serve for content and layout purposes. Computer monitors or laser printers can only approximate colours, and actual colour appearance may vary due to differences in colour, contrast, brightness settings, and surrounding lighting conditions on each computer.

A hard copy/printed proof allows you to see a physical copy of the invitation, check the colour is what you expect, and the card is the right fit for the vision you have in mind.

We LOVE everything to match and so try to have full sets of all designs available. Browse the ‘Suite’ of your design (find the list of Design Suites here) to see all the matching pieces that are available.

If there is something you want that’s not listed, no problem – get in touch with us. We often have new pieces that haven’t quite made it to the website yet. If we know you’re after a matching piece, the team can prioritise getting it online for you.

Printed Proofs

If you’re seeking an extra layer of confidence and assurance, we supply Printed Proofs; free for invitation orders over $300*.  

This allows you to:

  • see and feel a physical copy of the invitation,
  • check the printed colour is what you expect, and
  • confirm the card option you select is the right fit for the design (we often include a couple of card options to help you to decide) 

*invitation orders over $300 will receive a $15 discount when using the coupon code printproof at checkout. A charge of $15 applies for the purchase of second and subsequent proofs or smaller orders (less than $300).

Feedback from our gorgeous customers

Anonymous
Anonymous
Reviewer
5/5

Absolutely amazing team to deal with. Made sure it was exactly what we wanted

1 week ago
Anonymous
Anonymous
Reviewer
5/5

Amazing! Just what I wanted and have been amazing to deal with

1 week ago
Louise A.
Louise A.
Reviewer
5/5

Lovely, helpful service and excellent quality. Thank you so much

3 weeks ago
Rebecca
Rebecca
Reviewer
5/5

Our sign was so beautiful, packaged well and received quickly!!

3 weeks ago
Anon
Anon
Reviewer
5/5

Looked great

3 weeks ago