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Whimsíque Designer Invitations & Stationery

San Diego , CA

LOCATION

2690 Historic Decatur Rd. , Suite 209
San Diego, CA US 92106 (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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Felicia<3 V
Wedding:
2/28/2015
5.0/5.0
I love Melissas work! She is truly talented! My invites are getting such high raves! They are gorgeous. It was worth every penny =) I cannot wait to finish up my stationary for our upcoming wedding
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!
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.
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!
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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!
Services Used: Invitations, Unique Services
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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!!
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!!
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Private User
Wedding:
10/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa is simply amazing! I met her at a bridal fair at the US Grant and just knew she had to design our invitations - I loved her and her work! From our first meeting discussing our general wedding theme to the very week before, she designed exactly what we wanted - plus so much more!! After seeing her invitations, we also had her design thank you cards for each place setting, our escort cards (which were SO adorable!), a personalized menu, photo booth sign and a few other details. Throughout the entire process she was so easy to work with and very professional. I couldn't be happier and have received SO many compliments on our invitations. Everyone loved them!!!
Whimsique really is the best!!
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Megan
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I ordered my wedding save the dates, invitations and event signage from Whimsique. I LOVE how everything turned out because it is unique to me and my wedding. I met with Melissa where she got an idea of what I was going for. She actually helped me to better verbalize my theme and vision which was appreciated. The process just took off from there! She quickly came back to me with inspired ideas- which I LOVED. Throughout the entire process she was responsive and thoughtful. Melissa is creative and professional- a tuff combo to find. I highly recommend Whimsique Invitations & Stationary.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.2/5.0
Although I rarely leave reviews, I was compelled to share my experience with Whimsique. Although Melissa is eager to assist, the level of oversight and error on my wedding invitations was alarming. In addition to spelling and format errors that were luckily caught by a friend (read: 11 o'clock in the afternoon vs. morning), we continuously received incorrect information regarding postage which resulted in our having to re-order our custom stamps 3 times and delayed our invitations. Further, one of my guests commented on the escort cards wondering when they had gone to medical school as they were miraculously listed as a 'Dr.'. If you use Whimsique be prepared to triple check and then check again before printing as proofing is not their strength. Overall the mistakes and inconsistencies were very upsetting and caused a great deal of unnecessary stress for my fiancé and I. Although she did attempt to right the many wrongs, I felt that the mistakes were completely insane given that this is her full time business. Sadly, I would not recommend this vendor.
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Whimsíque Designer Invitations & Stationery responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your feedback as we are always looking for ways in which we can improve. We deeply regret that your experience fell short of that which we strive to provide our clients. Please accept our sincerest apologies. If there is anything we can do or if you have any other comments, please feel free to contact us anytime. We wish you and your husband a very happy married life ahead.

-Melissa
Founder/Creative Director
Whimsíque Designer Invitations & Stationery
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Aylin
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I met Melissa at a Bridal show and really liked her invitations. I was looking for invitations that were beautiful and custom without having to spend a fortune. Melissa worked with my style and wedding theme to create the perfect invitations. They are stunning! The attention to detail is really beautiful. It really set the tone for the wedding. I would recommend her to anyone looking for beautiful invitations.
Services Used: Invitations
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Angelica
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa is absolutely the best person to choose for invitations. She designs everything with you step by step and redesigns something you want to change IMMEDIATELY. She is so creative and we were so happy with the final results. Our guests have complimented our invitations non-stop. Definitely a great person to go with!
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Amy
Wedding:
6/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa is very friendly and so easy to work with. She met me at locations that were very convenient for me for our initial consultation and to hand deliver the final invitations. Melissa was very responsive to all my questions and I would highly recommend her.
Services Used: Invitations
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Kimberly
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa is amazing! She has an incredible talent for capturing exactly what the client is looking for. She goes out of her way to ensure every step in the process meets expectations, through completion. It was an absolute pleasure working with such a genuine and creative individual!
Services Used: Invitations
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Allison
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa was a pleasure to work with and I would hightly recommend her for your invitation needs. After going to the traditional invitation stores and looking online, I was not finding anything that was different or special. I emailed Melissa and with only one in person meeting she was able to translate our vision into reality. That says a lot when you have so many other wedding plans to worry about. Melissa was very responsive and not only created our invitations but our placecards, menus, and bride and groom signs for the reception.
Services Used: Invitations
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Julie
Wedding:
1/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa is absolutely amazing! She created wonderful invitations that fit the style of both of our personalities and our wedding! We are so glad that the first glimpse of our wedding day will be those amazingly designed invitations! We are so so so glad that we chose Whimsique!
Services Used: Invitations
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Melissa
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Use Whimsique!!!! Melissa was absoloutely unbelievable and she is so attentive on accomplishing whatever vision you may have and bringing that vision to life!! She made my wedding process so flawless and stress free which was a breath of fresh air! Thank you Melissa for your amazing work on my invitations and stationary! I wouldn't have used anyone else and will be referring all of my friends to you! :)
Services Used: Invitations
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding is stressful... and Melissa was the easiest vendor by far out of all of the vendors I dealt with. She was quick, responsive, professional, easy to work with and available on any last minute changes that needed to be made. We were so glad we found her. Our invitations and table cards, menus all looked terrific. We could not be more happy with the product, quality, and quickness in receiving the items. I would definitely use her again should I need invitations for another event.
Services Used: Invitations
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa was awesome! I met with her not really knowing what to expect or what I wanted, and she gently helped me along the way. What she designed was far beyond our expectations, and we couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful! After receiving their invitations, our out-of-town guests all called/emailed/texted us with so much excitement! She was able to capture exactly what we wanted in an invitation/RSVP! She charges very fair rates and will undoubtedly surpass your expectations! I suggest working with Whimsique for any custom-designed stationary or invitations you need! Very happy bride here :-)
Services Used: Invitations
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Michele
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa was amazing! She is extremely talented and is ALWAYS responsive to any question! Her work is very professional and I would highly recommend her!!
Services Used: Invitations
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Adriana
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Melissa was an absolute pleasure. My fiancé and I did not get around to our wedding invitations until late in our wedding planning process and were worried about what to expect. After first speaking with Melissa, our worries were set aside. Melissa provided exceptional service and, most importantly, flexibility. She was able to meet with us at the times that we needed and was always prompt to respond to our emails. We worked very closely with Melissa to design our invitations within a short time-frame and were blown away by her ability to capture our vision. We received several compliments from our guests on our wedding invitations.
Services Used: Invitations
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Melissa was absolutely incredible! I found her through Etsy and loved that she can personalize my Invitations, RSVP cards, Place Cards, Programs, and Thank You cards. I wanted something that was one of a kind, classy and elegant and that matched my colors and theme. She sure delivered! I got so many compliments!
She worked with me despite all my "I change my mind" episodes. She was always really super friendly and very prompt in responding. Planning a wedding can get a little bit crazy, but working with Melissa was so great and easy! I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend her!!!!
Services Used: Invitations
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Kimberly
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
I researched companies for at least 2-3 months on wedding invitations. I'm in love with my GORGEOUS invitations and it was an absolute pleasure working with Melissa. She was able to take my 5 ideas and create the most perfect invitation. I still look at them 2-3 times a week and get compliments on them. It has been one of my favorite experiences in planning our wedding. I would use Whimsique again and recommend them to everyone with out hesitation.
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa is the owner of Whimsique Invitations and Stationery who came to our rescue just in time for our wedding stationery! My husband found out 2 months from our wedding that the business that completed our wedding invitations for was unfortunately going out of business. We really wanted all of our stationery to be cohesive and match our wedding invitations. We automatically were stressed out not knowing where to turn. Luckily, our wedding coordinator recommended Melissa to complete our stationery and we are SO happy we went with her! At our initial meeting, she had the exact paper and colors that we used for our wedding invitations from the other business, however her imagine and creativity was 10 times better and we wished we could have used her for our invitations as well. We were worried about spending a ton of money on items that would eventually get thrown away such as name place cards, wedding menus, etc. Melissa was very understanding and helped us work with our budget. She was sweet, caring, and knew the image we wanted to create with our stationery items. She was very professional, ALWAYS getting back to me via email….sometimes within seconds! And lastly…you can truly tell that she loves what she does and loves her job...which makes her work stand out even more in my eyes. We are so happy we went with Whimsique for our wedding programs, place cards, and menus. You will NOT be disappointed if you choose her. Thank you Melissa!
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thow
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa was amazing! My wedding invitations came out better than I expected. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and took my ideas and made them better. SHe was very quick to respond to any questions I had and reallt listened to what I wanted. She cared as much as I did about making sure my wedding invites were perfect! Her prices are also very reasonable! THANK YOU MELISSA!
Services Used: Invitations
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LuisaJason619
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa designed our wedding invitations and they are amazing. From the beginning she was very responsive and flexible in meeting with me a day after I called her during a weekend. I really wanted to touch and look at real samples and not just browse through hundreds of invitations on a website. Communicating with her was a pleasure and she was always promptly responding and guiding my ideas to take shape. Somehow she took what I envisioned and actually created it even before I could really describe it. The attention to detail was incredible especially with all the custom inserts I needed to be done in two languages. There was no limit on the number of revisions we could do and she made sure I was satisfied with the final result. Even the presentation of all the invitations show a lot of attention to detail. The invitations are so beautiful and a great way to truly invite our guests. I would highly recommend Whimsique if you are looking for professionalism, quality, and a beautiful product
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brookeelyse
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Melissa was Amazing to work with!! Melissa helped my husband & I with all of the paper goods for our Wedding Ceremony and Reception. We only had about 3 1/2 weeks to get everything pulled together & she did so flawlessly. Melissa was extremely professional, prompt in responding to my emails, worked with multiple draft changes in a short period of time, and ultimately delivered a gorgeous final product! She was very fun & creative and helped us convey the look and feel we wanted for our special day. I can't say Thank you enough & I would Absolutely recommend Melissa to any other bride.....I just adore her!!!

Brooke & Kevin Fosdick
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Kathryn
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
We used Whimsique's services for creating our beach-themed wedding invitations and they turned out to be perfect! We were recommended to use letterpress for the copy and the results were flawless and elegant. Melissa was very helpful and responsive throughout the whole process in making our vision come to reality. We received complimentary ribbon and paper samples in the mail to choose from and saw a proof before the final printing. So many of our wedding guests provided great feedback and comments on how lovely the invitations look. I highly recommend Whimsique to anyone that is looking for high quality and creative invitations or stationary for any occasion!

We love you Melissa!
Jeff and Kathryn
Services Used: Invitations
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mrscarson
Wedding:
9/10/2010
4.9/5.0
Whimsique designed the most beautiful invitations for us! We still get compliments on them when people see photos! I didn't have to worry about the invites at all because everything was done in a timely fashion, everything was right the first time around and they were exactly what we wanted! We are looking forward to our next event where we can use Whimsique!
Services Used: Invitations
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rkysmiles
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.9/5.0
Going in to this, I was scared. Especially because the save the dates involved pictures.

Dan and I, were totally in love with the Save the Dates and recommend Melissa to everyone.

She is great at shaping ideas you may have!

Also Melissa was very prompt at answering emails and questions, and she did it in a way that was nice and didn't make you feel like a moron. For example, I wanted to know when I should send the Save the Dates, because our wedding is in 2013, she gave me advice without making me feel like this was something I should know.

Melissa is fine and willing to work with people of any orientation!!!!

Basically Melissa is amazing and you should support Whimsique Invitations & Stationery.

Rikki Bower & Dan Ayd
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AbbyRobles
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Whimsique was exactly what I needed!! My husband and I eloped, but wanted to quickly notify friends and family that we intended to celebrate our spontaneous union. I contacted Melissa, and she was so HELPFUL! She designed the PERFECT e-save the date that I was able to send out so quickly. After that, she designed coordinating invitations, response cards, and thank you's that all adhered to my aesthetic- classic, crisp, and youthful. I really appreciated how much attention to detail and creativity Whimsique brought to my reception!
Services Used: Invitations
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kellyjeanperry
Wedding:
1/3/2009
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Whimsique. Whimsique offered us a unique opportunity to show our family and friends our style through our wedding invitations. Whimsique was flexible, a pleasure to work with, and offered us an affordable price. Thank you for making our wedding so special!
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Benjamin Demarest
Wedding:
12/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Melissa works with you every step of the process and allows you time not only to change your mind, but to add the details that you might have forgot. She has such an eye for design that you just have to barely describe your vision before she comes back with something more than you could have imagined!
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April
Wedding:
5/20/2007
5.0/5.0
Melissa at Whimsique is truly amazing. She designed the invites and the decor for my baby shower. Not only is she super talented and so sweet to work with, but she truly cares about "your" style and preferences. She will do what it takes to make sure its exactly what you want, or if you don't have a vision, she will create a beautiful one for you! If you want the job done right, use Whimsique!

These days, customer service isn't what it should be. Melissa is a rare gem. She is quick to respond and will answer all your questions. Her personalized service meant the world to me!
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JT
Wedding:
4/27/2007
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with the invitations from Whimsique. We planned an untraditional bridal shower and her Alice in Wonderland themes were perfect. She even rushed the order to meet my time restrictions. I will definitely be using Whimsique in the future.
Services Used: Invitations

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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