This guide is designed to help answer any questions you may have about the semi-custom design process. It will also cover all the options you have for paper, colours, calligraphy styles, and text, as well as question we are frequently asked about The Collection. Please read it thoroughly before submitting your order. 

For questions and additional customisation, please contact us

1. Ordering  |  2. Options  |  3. Frequently Asked Questions

1. Ordering


One: Select your suite and fill out the details in regards to style and colour. Items such as envelope addressing, wax seals, finest twine & details card may be added on via the Embellish page.

Two: Complete your purchase via the checkout. Once complete, you will receive an email confirming your order. We will be in touch within the following 1-2 business days with a Wording Submission Form to complete. 

Three: Once the Wording Form has been received, we'll send you the design proof within 5 working days. 1 digital revision round is included for minor changes to text and calligraphy. Any additional edits after this will incur a fee. Once final design is approved, it will be sent to print. Generally invitations take 2-4 weeks for printing and an additional 1-2 weeks if Embellish items are added. Your finished goods will then be shipped via the address submitted at the checkout (unless otherwise notified).

2. Options



Save the Date

Includes Save the Date card and outer envelope.

Invitation 2-Piece Suite

Includes Main Invitation and outer envelope in your choice of colours.

Invitation 4-piece Suite

Includes Main Invitation, RSVP Card and outer envelopes for each, in your choice of colours. 


* Calligraphy addressing / Digital addressing / Wax seals / Twine / Vellum wraps may be added from the Embellish page. Details cards are available with each Collection



300 gsm Deckled Edged Card 

Cream Italian paper with a soft felt finish and deckled edges.The deckled edges are obtained by naturally & carefully tearing the sheets, an ancient method which dates back to the XIV century. 

Main Invitation 4.6" X 6.9" |  RSVP Card 3.4" X 4.8" 

As seen in Aureate & Luminous sample photographs 

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270gsm / 540gsm Cut Edged Card

This paper is a luxurious cut edged stock with a delicate eggshell finish. Available in 270gsm for digital printing or 540gsm for letterpress/foil printing. 

Available in 3 colours - Blanc, Pale Gris or Taupe. Or for a small additional cost, over 50 coloured stocks are available upon request - please inquire. 

Main Invitation 4.9" X 6.9" | RSVP Card 3.4" X 4.8"

As seen in In Bloom sample photographs

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Michaela McBride Calligraphy Coloured Stocks


Every piece of calligraphy is handwritten, especially for your suite - making it as unique as your fingerprint!



Classique is our original script. Organic and delicately rounded letterforms.  




Petit is our all lowercase script and features flowing letterforms with long simple flourishes

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Trés Orné

Trés Orné is a timeless script with larger capitals and detailed flourishes.  

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Ink Colour (for digital + letterpress printing):

Digital Printing: The design is digitally printed onto the card. Great for medium-dark ink tones and works well on lighter coloured cards. Not available for metallic printing.Available on our Deckled Edged Card or 270gsm Cut Edged Card. 

Letterpress printing: The design is 'pressed' into the card, leaving a deep impression which you can feel with your fingertips. Perfect for lighter coloured card-stocks, however works beautifully with both light and dark ink tones. Not available for metallic printing. Available on our Deckled Edged Card or 540gsm Cut Edged Card.

Should you wish to use a custom tone, select 'other' when purchasing and leave a note with desired tone.

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Foil Colour (for foil press printing):

Foil Press Printing: Similar to letterpress printing, as the design 'pressed' into the card using sheets of foil. Perfect for printing metallic tones, and works beautifully for both dark and light card-stocks. Available on our Deckled Edged Card or 540gsm Cut Edged Card.

Other foil colours are available upon request. Including white + black foil.

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Envelope Colour:

Select one of the ten following colour options. Envelopes are a high quality 120 gsm card-stock, featuring a deep V back-flap.

Note Please: You will receive an additional 10% of envelopes with your order if not including envelope addressing. Digital printing is not available on our Noir envelopes, 

Dreaming of a custom envelope colour? For a small processing fee, we have access to over 100 different tones, feel free to reach out for options.  

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Michaela McBride Calligraphy Colour Palette Options


 Colours available: Antique Gold, Copper, Rose Gold, White, Black  Dreaming of a custom design? We can create one for you! The best part? You get to keep the wax seal as a memento afterwards. Reach out to enquire about cost. 

Colours available: Antique Gold, Copper, Rose Gold, White, Black

Dreaming of a custom design? We can create one for you! The best part? You get to keep the wax seal as a memento afterwards. Reach out to enquire about cost. 

3.Frequently Asked Questions


What currency do you quote/charge in?

Costs are in New Zealand Dollar (NZD)


How does shipping work? Do you ship worldwide?

Yes, we ship worldwide! Shipping will be charged once your order is complete (the cost is based on weight and size). Payment is required before goods will be shipped. All orders will be shipped via tracked New Zealand Post and you will receive the tracking details once they are on their way to you. Allow 2-5 business days for shipping within New Zealand, and 5-8 working days for international shipping. MMC does not take responsibility for delayed, damaged or lost parcels. 


How do I work out my quantity? What if I need to amend this down the track?

When working out your quantity, keep in mind that couples, and households (if applicable) will only require one invitation suite between them. It is recommended to order 10-15 additional suites, for last minute guests, photographs and keepsakes.Unfortunately we cannot decrease the quantity once your order has been placed. Should you wish to increase your quantity, this will be at the discretion of MMC and will incur additional costs. Suites are available in increments of 20 invitations, from 40 - 180 invitations. If you require more than 180, please reach out for a custom quote. 


How long will the process take from start to finish?

Generally from first form submission to finished goods at your door, it shouldn't be longer than around 6 weeks (NZ) or 7 weeks (other locations).You'll need to allow an additional 2 weeks if you are including embellishments such as envelope addressing. Delays in production may apply if


Can I request to have my invitations faster?

Yes, of course. This will depend on our availability at that time, however if we're able to, we will. Rush fee's will apply based on your timeframes. Note please: Rush orders are not actually rushed, but rather brought forward in the queue.


When should I plan to send my Save the Date/Invitations?

As a general rule: Save the Dates should be sent 6-9 months before the day. Invitations 2-3 months before the day (or earlier if you are not sending a Save the Date).You know your guest list better than we do, so we are happy to be guided by you on this. 


Can I order a sample before committing?

Feel free to reach out directly via the Contact Form


What if I want to do my replies via email or website?

No worries! Just purchase the 2-piece suite and add on a details card for your reply information.


I want to customise the suite further or include something not offered online, is this possible?

Yes! We love personalising our suites further! Touch base via the Contact Form with further details and we can guide you on additional costs. 


Do you have matching On the Day details?

Not currently in an online format - however we are happy to work with you to create goods with a cohesive feel to your suite. This would be treated as a custom order and is subject to availability (we suggest booking this well in advance to avoid disappointment).


Postage stamps - how much and how many?

We recommend taking your suite into the post shop where they can weigh and measure your suite and advise the appropriate shipping costs.


Do you offer full custom options?

Yes, of course - We love making customised wedding details. If you're dreaming up something, visit our Custom Invitation page for details or get in touch via our Contact Form.


Where can I view the Terms and Conditions of my purchase? 

View our Terms and Conditions

All designs are The property of Michaela McBride Calligraphy