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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

Do you offer a catalog of products or custom products?
Custom Products
Do you handle design, printing, and assembly?
Assembly, Design, Printing
What specialty products do you provide?
Color Matching Proofs, Embossed, Engraving, Letterpress, Recycled Paper
Describe the types of invitations that you offer:
You have an invitation idea, we can make it!Our services include digital printing, letterpress printing, thermography printing, foil printing, and spot color printing options. We can embellish with rhinestones, ribbons, silk boxes, and lace among other mediums to give your invitations that special and creative touch.
What is your average turnaround time, from initial contact to shipment?
Most custom invitations take a total of 3 months to create and produce, but we do offer a rush service for a fee, contact us for more info. or check out the details on our website
Are you able to meet clients in person to showcase your product?
Yes, we offer free home consultations if you are in the Southern California area. We can also send samples for $10 per sample.
Is there a minimum order requirement?
We have a $750 minimum that must be met on all custom invites. Samples cost $10 ( foil and letterpress not included).

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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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Nicole
Wedding:
10/4/2014
4.7/5.0
Loved working with Melissa at Whimsique! The invitations turned out just as we envisioned them and everyone was talking about how gorgeous they were. The cost was steep, but I think this is typical of custom designed paper.
Loved working with Melissa at Whimsique! The invitations turned out just as we envisioned them and everyone was talking Read more...
Loved working with Melissa at Whimsique! The invitations turned out just as we envisioned them and everyone was talking about how gorgeous they were. The cost was steep, but I think this is typical of custom designed paper. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Alysha
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Melissa was very helpful and very quick to respond to any questions/concerns. She has a lot of options/colors available!
Melissa was very helpful and very quick to respond to any questions/concerns. She has a lot of options/colors available!
Melissa was very helpful and very quick to respond to any questions/concerns. She has a lot of options/colors available! Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had Melissa do our wedding invitations. I absolutely love them, and we have received a ton of feedback from our guests saying they are "the most beautiful wedding invitations they have ever seen!" I may be biased, but I have to agree :-)! They were pricey, but they were letterpressed on thick cotton paper, foiled, included inner/outer envelopes, and an inner liner. Melissa did everything she could to fit my dream invites within our budget. She stayed in line with other letterpress competitors' pricing, but offered a lot more customization than any national invitation company! She allowed me to have a lot of creative input, and was able to transfer my calligraphy into a template that was later foiled into the invitation. The end result was incredible! I later found out that was a very involved task, and I am so grateful Melissa took the time to do it! She is great at returning emails...quickest of all the vendors I've dealt with. :-) She also gave me extra invitations that were made free of charge, and we were able to keep the letterpress/foiling plates which is a cool memento! She also emailed me our custom monogram used on our invitations so I could repeat the motif on other items. I am so glad we invested in these invitations and can hold onto one as a keepsake!
We had Melissa do our wedding invitations. I absolutely love them, and we have received a ton of feedback from our guests Read more...
We had Melissa do our wedding invitations. I absolutely love them, and we have received a ton of feedback from our guests saying they are "the most beautiful wedding invitations they have ever seen!" I may be biased, but I have to agree :-)! They were pricey, but they were letterpressed on thick cotton paper, foiled, included inner/outer envelopes, and an inner liner. Melissa did everything she could to fit my dream invites within our budget. She stayed in line with other letterpress competitors' pricing, but offered a lot more customization than any national invitation company! She allowed me to have a lot of creative input, and was able to transfer my calligraphy into a template that was later foiled into the invitation. The end result was incredible! I later found out that was a very involved task, and I am so grateful Melissa took the time to do it! She is great at returning emails...quickest of all the vendors I've dealt with. :-) She also gave me extra invitations that were made free of charge, and we were able to keep the letterpress/foiling plates which is a cool memento! She also emailed me our custom monogram used on our invitations so I could repeat the motif on other items. I am so glad we invested in these invitations and can hold onto one as a keepsake! Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
By far one of the best vendors I have ever worked with!! Not only were their products beautiful and of extremely high quality but they were extremely flexible and supportive throughout the entire process. Melissa and her team did an outstanding job on our wedding, her creativity brought our theme to life and I am so grateful to have found her.
By far one of the best vendors I have ever worked with!! Not only were their products beautiful and of extremely high Read more...
By far one of the best vendors I have ever worked with!! Not only were their products beautiful and of extremely high quality but they were extremely flexible and supportive throughout the entire process. Melissa and her team did an outstanding job on our wedding, her creativity brought our theme to life and I am so grateful to have found her. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Melissa. My invitations were amazing! She listened to me and really understood my vision. We were so in love with our invitations that we decided that we wanted her to also do our escort cards and ceremony programs. Both of which were just as fabulous as the invitations and made the wedding seem more uniform. Her invitations really got our guests excited to attend our wedding and were a great first impression. Her prices are very reasonable and she was able to work with our budget. I'm so glad we went with Whimsique!
It was a pleasure working with Melissa. My invitations were amazing! She listened to me and really understood my vision. Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Melissa. My invitations were amazing! She listened to me and really understood my vision. We were so in love with our invitations that we decided that we wanted her to also do our escort cards and ceremony programs. Both of which were just as fabulous as the invitations and made the wedding seem more uniform. Her invitations really got our guests excited to attend our wedding and were a great first impression. Her prices are very reasonable and she was able to work with our budget. I'm so glad we went with Whimsique! Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Amanda
Wedding:
1/4/2014
4.7/5.0
I absolutely loved working with Melissa! I used her for my wedding and bridal shower invitations/stationary. I got so many compliments for my invitations because they were absolutely outstanding! I would definitely use her services again. If you're willing to spend the money, Melissa will do a great job!
I absolutely loved working with Melissa! I used her for my wedding and bridal shower invitations/stationary. I got so many Read more...
I absolutely loved working with Melissa! I used her for my wedding and bridal shower invitations/stationary. I got so many compliments for my invitations because they were absolutely outstanding! I would definitely use her services again. If you're willing to spend the money, Melissa will do a great job! Read less
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Jade
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I have worked with Melissa before and she is always a pleasure to work with. She always delivery's exactly what I want. I will keep using her!!
I have worked with Melissa before and she is always a pleasure to work with. She always delivery's exactly what I want. I Read more...
I have worked with Melissa before and she is always a pleasure to work with. She always delivery's exactly what I want. I will keep using her!! Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Georgette
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa was amazing at trying to get what I wanted within my budget, and that was not an easy task! I truly appreciated the effort she put in and how incredible the invitations turned out. I absolutely loved them and received soo many compliments on them!!
Melissa was amazing at trying to get what I wanted within my budget, and that was not an easy task! I truly appreciated Read more...
Melissa was amazing at trying to get what I wanted within my budget, and that was not an easy task! I truly appreciated the effort she put in and how incredible the invitations turned out. I absolutely loved them and received soo many compliments on them!! Read less
Services Used: Invitations

DEALS

Letterpress Invitations at Cost
Print Deal
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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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