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Whimsíque Designer Invitations & Stationery

San Diego , CA

LOCATION

2690 Historic Decatur Rd. , Suite 209
San Diego, CA 92106 US (map)

PHONE

858-212-7677

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Company

Whimsíque (pronounced whim-zeek) is an award-winning designer invitation and stationery studio committed to making beautiful one-of-a-kind wedding invitations and... Read more
Company

Whimsíque (pronounced whim-zeek) is an award-winning designer invitation and stationery studio committed to making beautiful one-of-a-kind wedding invitations and stationery that provide an exclusive and authentic expression of you, your relationship and your wedding event. Whimsíque's work has been featured in some of the wedding industry’s most distinguished national and local media, including Style Me Pretty, Wedding Wire, Oh Lovely Day, Style Unveiled, Ceremony Magazine, San Diego Style Weddings and Exquisite Magazine.

Since its inception over 5 years ago, Whimsíque has become known for its stylish and imaginative designs as well as unsurpassed service and personalized attention throughout the entire process of custom-designing, handcrafting and delivering dream invitation suites to its clients. It is this combination of “style and service” that has allowed Whimsíque to earn the 2013 San Diego A-List Award for “Best Invitations” and the Wedding Wire “Bride's Choice Award" for 2012 and 2013.

To understand your unique requirements, personality and distinctive style, Whimsíque conducts complimentary in-person consultations by appointment. Your invitation suite is then custom designed to bring your vision to life with as many adjustments as necessary until you are completely in love with your design. Each piece is carefully handcrafted using the finest papers, embellishments and materials. Options include letterpress, lasercut, foil printing, flat printing, acrylic, wood, silk boxes and just about anything else you can dream up.

Whimsíque is located in San Diego and works with clients throughout southern California, across the nation and internationally.

Founder/Creative Director

Melissa grew up in San Diego and received a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from San Diego State University. After graduating from SDSU, she worked in the non-profit sector, performing graphic design and event planning. Eventually, Melissa moved on to "Corporate America" to become the Senior Graphic Designer of a large baby toy and baby gear company. She designed everything from logos and packaging to toys and shopping cart covers, but missed the excitement and creativity involved in creating unforgettable events.

Outside of her corporate job, Melissa frequently utilized her talents to design invitations and stationery at the request of friends and family. But it wasn’t until she got married that she realized how valuable a good vendor is in the process of planning a wedding. This fresh perspective coupled with her passion for design, events and people ultimately led her to start Whimsíque in 2009 while continuing to work full time as a Senior Graphic Designer. In mid-2011, Whimsíque’s success enabled her to quit her corporate job and pursue her passion wholeheartedly. Read less
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INFO FOR INVITATIONS

What invitation and card products do you offer?
Custom Invitations, Imprinted Napkins, Menus, Place Cards, Programs, RSVP Cards, Save the Dates, Thank Yous
What services do you provide?
Addressing, Assembly, Calligraphy, Design, Embossed, Engraving, Foil-Stamped, In-Person Consultations, Laser Cut, Letterpress, Printing
What is your minimum order requirement?
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REVIEWS

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Gurgiana
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Melissa and highly recommend her! Our wedding invitations and signage were gorgeous! Melissa was very flexible and super easy to work with. We wanted floral inspired invitations and signage to go with our romantic/rustic wedding. Everything was perfect! Thank you Melissa!
We loved working with Melissa and highly recommend her! Our wedding invitations and signage were gorgeous! Melissa was Read more...
We loved working with Melissa and highly recommend her! Our wedding invitations and signage were gorgeous! Melissa was very flexible and super easy to work with. We wanted floral inspired invitations and signage to go with our romantic/rustic wedding. Everything was perfect! Thank you Melissa! Read less
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Rudi
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend Whimsique Invitations enough! It was such an amazing pleasure to work with Melissa! She was very flexible, understanding and easy to work with. I wish I could find an excuse to work with them again!
I cannot recommend Whimsique Invitations enough! It was such an amazing pleasure to work with Melissa! She was very Read more...
I cannot recommend Whimsique Invitations enough! It was such an amazing pleasure to work with Melissa! She was very flexible, understanding and easy to work with. I wish I could find an excuse to work with them again! Read less
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Brad
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Not only were the invitations amazing, the signage for the event was also outstanding!!!!
Not only were the invitations amazing, the signage for the event was also outstanding!!!!
Not only were the invitations amazing, the signage for the event was also outstanding!!!! Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Unique Services
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Beryl
Wedding:
6/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Melissa was prepared to go above and beyond our expectations to try and create my daughters ideas. Melissa was a pleasure to work with!
Looking forward to the next time - I need such wonderful personable service.
Melissa was prepared to go above and beyond our expectations to try and create my daughters ideas. Melissa was a pleasure Read more...
Melissa was prepared to go above and beyond our expectations to try and create my daughters ideas. Melissa was a pleasure to work with!
Looking forward to the next time - I need such wonderful personable service. Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
If you want the Complete Package-professionalism, attentiveness, responsiveness, on time delivery, great personality and artistic perfection, then Melissa Ward of Whimsique has to be your choice! Melissa did an amazing job on my daughter’s wedding invitations; favor boxes, assorted signage (for food stations, church, red carpet, candy buffet) in addition to menus, guest seating chart, agenda for out of town guest packages, and church programs! As mother of the bride, and also their official wedding planner, working with Melissa was totally stress free which in itself was such a bonus! I had the pleasure of meeting Melissa on my trip to San Diego, and I knew we had made the right choice using Whimsique for all our wedding stationery. Melissa designed the most beautiful Gatsby style wedding invitation complete with ostrich feather, brooch and tiny rhinestone accents which was mailed to our guests in a white gift box with blush ribbon! The response from our guests ranged from “you have got to be kidding me to… I am not going to return the RSVP Card because I don’t want to disturb this beautiful presentation” The invitation was truly breathtaking! The design and theme of the invitation was carried throughout the wedding event and we received so many compliments from those attending as to the detail that went into the wedding – all with thanks and appreciation to Melissa. After working with Melissa for a year and half, I felt like I was losing a friend when the wedding was over – but in giving her this review, I hope others will enjoy the same pleasure that I experienced as they plan for their special day! Melissa is the best, not only in San Diego area, but throughout the US in my opinion.
If you want the Complete Package-professionalism, attentiveness, responsiveness, on time delivery, great personality and Read more...
If you want the Complete Package-professionalism, attentiveness, responsiveness, on time delivery, great personality and artistic perfection, then Melissa Ward of Whimsique has to be your choice! Melissa did an amazing job on my daughter’s wedding invitations; favor boxes, assorted signage (for food stations, church, red carpet, candy buffet) in addition to menus, guest seating chart, agenda for out of town guest packages, and church programs! As mother of the bride, and also their official wedding planner, working with Melissa was totally stress free which in itself was such a bonus! I had the pleasure of meeting Melissa on my trip to San Diego, and I knew we had made the right choice using Whimsique for all our wedding stationery. Melissa designed the most beautiful Gatsby style wedding invitation complete with ostrich feather, brooch and tiny rhinestone accents which was mailed to our guests in a white gift box with blush ribbon! The response from our guests ranged from “you have got to be kidding me to… I am not going to return the RSVP Card because I don’t want to disturb this beautiful presentation” The invitation was truly breathtaking! The design and theme of the invitation was carried throughout the wedding event and we received so many compliments from those attending as to the detail that went into the wedding – all with thanks and appreciation to Melissa. After working with Melissa for a year and half, I felt like I was losing a friend when the wedding was over – but in giving her this review, I hope others will enjoy the same pleasure that I experienced as they plan for their special day! Melissa is the best, not only in San Diego area, but throughout the US in my opinion. Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Invitations, Unique Services
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Elena
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
I am really happy to have found melissa in San Diego! Her work was extraordinary soni emailed her very early just to get a quote and she answered quickly and happily even though I wasnt ready to commit at the moment. She gave me an estimate based on an invitation she had created before and that I saw in a magazine. When the time came by florist told me it was time to get working on the invites and I never bothered to get quotes from other people. I knew i wanted Melissa to do the job. I just had to figure out what theme first. So I chose a Gatsby theme, we set up an appointment, we met she showed me tons of samples and ideas. I was a little overwhelmed ( but in the good way) with ideas and she helped me narrow it down with her opinions and I loved my invites! Budget was not a problem for her she gave me plenty of options but i went with the pricey one just because my budget allowed it but i am sure i could have had an less expensive invite that would have been beautiful ! Her work really does look beautiful!!! She was very responsive when it came down to escort cards. Ugh! Getting those done, drafted and corrected was probably the most tedious and difficult stage for me. I was pretty stressed because those things cannot be done to early because by the time your guests send back the rsvp's you're already rushing. In my case my family kept changing their rsvp's and i really wanted everyone to have their own personal escort card with their meal choice. She was super patient with me and didnt let a single name go uncorrected. She never made me feel pressured, bad, and was super helpful. You will never regret hiring Whimsique for your magical day!!!
I am really happy to have found melissa in San Diego! Her work was extraordinary soni emailed her very early just to get a Read more...
I am really happy to have found melissa in San Diego! Her work was extraordinary soni emailed her very early just to get a quote and she answered quickly and happily even though I wasnt ready to commit at the moment. She gave me an estimate based on an invitation she had created before and that I saw in a magazine. When the time came by florist told me it was time to get working on the invites and I never bothered to get quotes from other people. I knew i wanted Melissa to do the job. I just had to figure out what theme first. So I chose a Gatsby theme, we set up an appointment, we met she showed me tons of samples and ideas. I was a little overwhelmed ( but in the good way) with ideas and she helped me narrow it down with her opinions and I loved my invites! Budget was not a problem for her she gave me plenty of options but i went with the pricey one just because my budget allowed it but i am sure i could have had an less expensive invite that would have been beautiful ! Her work really does look beautiful!!! She was very responsive when it came down to escort cards. Ugh! Getting those done, drafted and corrected was probably the most tedious and difficult stage for me. I was pretty stressed because those things cannot be done to early because by the time your guests send back the rsvp's you're already rushing. In my case my family kept changing their rsvp's and i really wanted everyone to have their own personal escort card with their meal choice. She was super patient with me and didnt let a single name go uncorrected. She never made me feel pressured, bad, and was super helpful. You will never regret hiring Whimsique for your magical day!!! Read less
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Lindsay S
Wedding:
6/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Melissa was unbelievable! I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for wedding invitations, or stationary. So many of our guests have commented on how gorgeous and incredible the invitations are. But Melissa was even more impressive than the finished product. She had a huge selection of completed invitations to get ideas rolling for ours. She was very informative as far as what works well with other things and what does not. She was open to collaborating with us and our suggestions, and made countless changes to the invitations until we were 100% happy, always using our input and giving us exactly what we wanted. Best of all, she answered every single email promptly, including late at night and during the weekends. Being in the industry myself, customer service is a huge deal to me, and she went above and beyond. Cannot speak highly enough of how great Melissa was/is. Everybody, and I mean everybody, should use her for their wedding invitations and stationary needs.
Melissa was unbelievable! I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for wedding invitations, or stationary. So many Read more...
Melissa was unbelievable! I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for wedding invitations, or stationary. So many of our guests have commented on how gorgeous and incredible the invitations are. But Melissa was even more impressive than the finished product. She had a huge selection of completed invitations to get ideas rolling for ours. She was very informative as far as what works well with other things and what does not. She was open to collaborating with us and our suggestions, and made countless changes to the invitations until we were 100% happy, always using our input and giving us exactly what we wanted. Best of all, she answered every single email promptly, including late at night and during the weekends. Being in the industry myself, customer service is a huge deal to me, and she went above and beyond. Cannot speak highly enough of how great Melissa was/is. Everybody, and I mean everybody, should use her for their wedding invitations and stationary needs. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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erika
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Whimsique did our wedding invitations for our wedding on May 9, 2015. Melissa is OUTSTANDING at what she does. I would say these invitations are HANDS DOWN the best you will find in San Diego. They are a bit on the pricier side, but totally worth it if it's in your budget. They are so classy and glamorous. My husband was worried they'd be a little too feminine, but Melissa worked and worked and WORKED on them with me (on the design, colors and wording) until it was exactly what we wanted. Not to mention, she was the best vendor out of all the vendors for my wedding to respond to my (many) emails. This is where you need to get your wedding invitations done if you are getting married in San Diego!
Whimsique did our wedding invitations for our wedding on May 9, 2015. Melissa is OUTSTANDING at what she does. I would say Read more...
Whimsique did our wedding invitations for our wedding on May 9, 2015. Melissa is OUTSTANDING at what she does. I would say these invitations are HANDS DOWN the best you will find in San Diego. They are a bit on the pricier side, but totally worth it if it's in your budget. They are so classy and glamorous. My husband was worried they'd be a little too feminine, but Melissa worked and worked and WORKED on them with me (on the design, colors and wording) until it was exactly what we wanted. Not to mention, she was the best vendor out of all the vendors for my wedding to respond to my (many) emails. This is where you need to get your wedding invitations done if you are getting married in San Diego! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Very good at listening to the changes I wanted. Very creative ideas.
Very good at listening to the changes I wanted. Very creative ideas.
Very good at listening to the changes I wanted. Very creative ideas. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Laura
Wedding:
10/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Melissa designed our Save the Dates, invites, escort cards and thank yous. Very personable, friendly, professional and had a great eye for color schemes. Super responsive-replied back to emails quickly and also dealt with my billion questions with nothing but a friendly attitude! I look forward to working with Melissa for our future needs.
Melissa designed our Save the Dates, invites, escort cards and thank yous. Very personable, friendly, professional and had Read more...
Melissa designed our Save the Dates, invites, escort cards and thank yous. Very personable, friendly, professional and had a great eye for color schemes. Super responsive-replied back to emails quickly and also dealt with my billion questions with nothing but a friendly attitude! I look forward to working with Melissa for our future needs. Read less
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DEALS

Letterpress Invitations at Cost
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This is a first come, first serve promotion. If you want really high end invitations but don't have a big enough budget this is for you! Whimsique is offering one lucky customer a custom letterpress invitation set at cost. For details email us- a 50% deposit secures this deal for one lucky bride! * This offer can also include other stationery items for your wedding as well, including table numbers, menus, thank you cards, programs etc.
Deal #WW19649d1218688200
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