Unfortunately our experience with Marizette Paperie was not so wonderful.
After getting a few referrals from other wedding vendors my fiancé and I decided we would meet with Marivic to see about custom wedding invitations.
While Marivic was polite and professional we were not impressed with her work at all.
After sitting down with Marivic for an hour consultation, showing her exact images, ideas, & fonts of wedding invitations, we were dumbfounded when (after paying the $100 deposit fee and waiting nearly a month to see the sample) our invitation mock-up was nothing like we had described to her.
The fonts were awful, the colors looked terrible together and the entire presentation was nothing like what we were expecting. Granted, we had requested specific colors, however, the use of the pallete was very literal and I believe it is the duty of a good designer to lead you in the right direction.
While I do believe she worked at fulfilling our requests, I feel there was major miscommunication and a taste level that we were never going to meet at.
I think the most disappointing part of our experience was after seeing the mock up and letting Marivic know that we were dissatisfied, she never once called to follow-up with us, or emailed a different sample option or even offered any sort of alternative in order to satisfy our custom invitation needs. We never heard from her again and that is the sole reason why I give Marizette Paperie a poor rating.
If you want bedazzled lazer-jet invitations, this is the place for you. If you are looking for custom design work that fits your specific style and taste do yourself a favor and look elsewhere.
Vendor response to review
Thank you for your wedding wire review and appreciate the feedback. Quite honestly, this comes as a shock and we are sorry to hear that your experience was not as wonderful as our past clients.
Though we sincerely apologize for any miscommunication that came about, we would like to clarify a few issues:
For custom design invitations, there are several steps in the design process:
1. Initial Consultation:
2. Concept Design & Presentation
3. Proof Process
4. Printing, Production and Completion.
1) Initial Consultation: All great designs come from a collaborative effort that involves input from all from the very beginning. This is where we discuss options including vision, theme and colors, among other special details you would like to incorporate in your design. All of these elements are taken into consideration when creating the mock-up design. A $100 design fee retainer is requested for design time and materials. $50 is later credited to the total cost of the order, should the client decide to proceed with our services.
2) Concept Design & Presentation: Usually presented about 2 weeks after the initial consultation – granted this is dependent upon the availability of both parties. Hence, in this particular client’s case – the one month wait. I agree that there was a major miscommunication because during and after the follow-up meeting, not much input was given from the client nor was any dissatisfaction expressed about the mock-up design presented. The standard statement we always give to our clients is that the mock-up is “not set in stone”. The design and sample is presented based on the information given at the initial consultation meeting and is not always “perfect” the first time. The design process involves going through rounds of proofs and refinement. It is at this stage in the process where the client and designer discuss the necessary changes, modifications, etc. and whether the client would like to move forward and proceed.
I vividly recall closing the meeting informing the client to touch base with us whether or not they would like to move forward with the proof process, leaving the ball in their court. Not hearing from the client with a reasonable time, a follow-up email was initiated - with no response in return. Again, a contributing factor to the miscommunication or lack thereof. We pride ourselves in customer service and it is common practice for us to diligently follow-up with our clients in a timely manner. If you do not hear from us with a reasonable time (especially during our peak season and the busy nature of our studio), we sincerely apologize and would appreciate a follow-up call or email on the client’s part just to keep us on our toes.
3 & 4) Proof Process | Printing, Production & Completion: It’s obvious in this case, we didn’t get pass the 2nd stage to discuss and identify the changes that would like to be made, nor were we able to re-create and provide another design proof to present – because no communication was made to move forward. It is at this stage where deposits are made, contracts are signed, and different options and design alternatives are presented and showcased. We always strive to go above and beyond our clients expectations - given the opportunity to do so. Again, in this case – the opportunity was not presented or given.
Regardless of these circumstances, we at Marizette Paperie wish you and your fiancé the best of luck in your upcoming wedding. Again we do appreciate the feedback and hope that you were able to get you invitation needs taken care of elsewhere and received all that you hoped for.
Me and my wife were struggling to make our invitation until we decided to go with MARIZETTE PAPERIE. Marivic is very kind and helpful in determining what design we would like to have on our invitation. We had all the details we wanted for the invitations such as the color the print design and Marivic helped build off of our ideas and created a masterpiece that to this day guest from our wedding still mention about the beautiful wedding invitations. We are also on a tight budget and Marivic was willing to work with that budget without sacrificing the quality of the invitation. Since we were so impressed with Marivics work and was struggling with table decor that would have cost over 5k for elaborate center pieces. To cut cost we didn't go with the super fancy centerpiece but the semi fancy ones and we decided with Marivics help to make everything symmetrical with table programs, to seating charts, to table name tags, Candy table labels, to labels for the give away gifts. They were AMAZING!!!that is what made the venue look very elaorate and expensive without any indication of being on a tight budget.
Another thing that I totally appreciate from Marivic is her project management skills. I know me and my wife can be very difficult when it goes to getting everything complete on a timely manner. But marivic always kept us posted on important dates and tasks that needed to be met. We were never in the dark or ever surprised. I've other vendors for my wedding which did not give call backs and updated me on what needs to get done until the last 3 days till the wedding which brought on a little bit of stress we didn't need at the time, but Marivic was on top of everything and thatis what makes her AMAZING!!!
We totally recommend Marizette Paperie to everyone. Great Project management, amazing designs and quality of work, willing to work with your budget, and very helpful in getting your wedding planning on its way.
We received a coupon through David's Bridal for Marizette Paperie and decided to go check it out. The quality of our invitations was perfect and right on. We gave her some ideas as to what we wanted and she perfected them. pricing was very fair and she worked with our tight schedule. Love the invitations and the layout. Thanks again!
A couple of my friends previously used Marizette Paperie for their stationary needs and one particular friend throws many parties each year where Marizette is a regular stationary provider. I wanted my wedding guests to have the same reaction I had when I received her invitations: “wow!”
We met with Marivic and informed her of our vision of what we hoped the outcome would be for our wedding invitations but we left the overall design and details to Marivic because we trusted her work. Her expertise, design capabilities and choice of materials, provided us with well put together, custom, beautiful and elegant invitations! Compliments on our wedding invitations were abundant. We ordered our seating chart and table cards through her as well.
If in the future I plan any events which call for elegant stationary, Marizette Paperie will be my only choice.
The design process with Marivic was professional and enjoyable. Our invitations were masterpieces!
Marivic does gorgeous invitations! The invitations she did for my wedding were beautiful, I had many messages and response from people saying how beautiful they were! If I had a picture I would upload it for everyone to see how beautiful they were :)
Marivic is easy to work with, was able to customize everything and make it exactly how we asked for. She is extremely flexible in what she can make and incredibly detail oriented.
We were able to modify and make any changes to the design that we wanted as many times as we liked. Her address labels are also very pretty and work really well with the invitations.
Last year, I had the honor of having Marivic of Marizette Paperie design my wedding invitations. Not only was I pleased with the outcome, but many people commented on how wonderful they looked. During the whole process Marivic was professional and patient with my husband and I. The first time that we met with her she listened to our wants and needs, and discussed some possibilities that met our budget. After receiving our sample, some of the details had changed and Marivic was more than happy to accommodate the changes. In addition to designing our invitations, she also made our favor labels and our seating chart to match our invitations. I would recommend Marivic of Marizette Paperie to anyone who is looking for custom invitations.
We had nothing but a wonderfully positive experience in dealing with Marivic at Marizette Paperie. She was the first invitation vendor we met with, and the last. During our first meeting, we were impressed both by the quality of her work and by her willingness to be flexible in meeting our needs.
Because we are having a bilingual and bi-cultural wedding, we needed different sets of invitations for both cultures. We provided her with some generic guidelines on what we wanted and she created a beautiful mock-up for our invitations. Many of our guests told us the invitations were simply perfect and were a good reflection of who we are.
We subsequently asked Marivic to also design our table cards, place cards, favor tags, menus and seating chart. The only guideline we gave her was to create something similar, yet slightly different, to what she had done with the invitations so that all the printed materials would complement each other. Once again, she did not disappoint us.
Marivic was responsive and her creations very reasonably priced. We would definitely use her services again for future stationary needs.
We thought that we had the perfect idea for our wedding invitations. What could be more fitting than bamboo scrolls for our upcoming Hawaiian beachside ceremony? In our mind, the idea was simple. However, we underestimated how hard it would be to find a printer who could bring our vision to life.
We had almost given up hope when, by chance, we came across Marizette Paperie online. Reluctantly, we called expecting to hear again that our guest list was too small to place an order or that the company did not personalize invitations. To our surprise, not only did Marivic return our call right away, she also was willing to work with our guest count. Marivic was so professional and truly listened to what we were looking for. Our 1st proof was even more beautiful than we imagined, incorporating our wedding colors and a silhouette of the Hawaiian Islands. To this day, our friends and family talk about the uniqueness our wedding stationary.
If you want personalized attention and one-of-a-kind invitations for your special event, Marizette Paperie is the company for you. Marizette Paperie will cater to your needs and ensure that every detail of your custom order is done with intention. Thank you, Marivic, for making our day so special. We look forward to working with you again as our family grows.
Marvin & Traci
We found Marizette after searching for a custom wedding invitation. We met with Marivic and she showed us several samples to give us ideas. Once had an idea in mind we were able to pick the colors, decorations, paper stock, font, and envelopes. We met another time to review the sample, which required a few tweaks, before final printing.
All in all, the design experience was enjoyable and Marivic was easy to work with, as well as very helpful in her recommendations and direction.
Once the invitations had been sent out, we started hearing from people that they were amazed by the quality and style of our invitations. People assumed we had spent top dollar on the invitations but the price was actually pretty reasonable.
The resulting invitations were exactly what we wanted, and we were just as happy with the results as the process.
Thank you Marivic!
Marivic was very accommodating, patient, and really wants to work with you to capture the essence of your wedding. She has a natural talent to transform conceptual ideas into tangible works of art. Don't be afraid to let her know what you want!
Extremely professional, responsive, and above all VERY creative. Hands down, I would recommend to any bride. You will NOT be disappointed :o)
Marivic at Marizette Paperie created the most beautiful invitations and wedding stationery ensemble I have ever seen. My husband and I originally tried creating our own invitations using Envelopements, which was a disaster. We took our failed invitation project to Marivic to show her what we had in mind in terms of colors and style. She used that as a starting off point and walked us through creating the invitation of our dreams. She helped us select the shape, colors, and fonts, and then had us look at several invitations to tell her which ones we liked and didn't like, so that she could get a feel for our style. She used that information to create a floral graphic for our invitation, which was perfectly our style. She also looked at our wedding website, to get a better feel for our style and colors. When we went to see the mock-up we were blown away. We could not have imagined loving an invitation more!!! We sent out about 55 invitations and I would say at least 40 of those recipients told us that they were the most amazing invitations they had ever seen. People were calling us to compliment the invitations and our friends and family took the invitations with them to work, church and other events to show off to their friends. Even men, who I would never expect to notice such things were commenting on how amazing the invitations were. My friend said her husband spent 30 minutes sitting in a chair admiring the invitation, and another friend's wife did the same.
Since Marivic did such a great job with the invitations I asked her to do the menus, escort cards, table name cards, beer and wine lists, and ceremony program. Once again, her work exceeded my expectations and impressed all of our guests. Marivic was flexible with me as I needed to make changes to my ensemble order, and worked with me to get a few items ready in time for the wedding, even though I only asked her to do them a couple weeks before the wedding.
When we first met with Marivic the invitations were more than double what we had intended to spend. But taking into consideration all the time Marivic spent on sending us proofs for each item, updating the proofs and then hand putting together all of the invitations and ensemble pieces, I really feel that we got excellent value for the cost.
I asked our photographer to take pictures of the entire stationery ensemble and he was so impressed by her work that he said he was going to contact Marivic to do his promotional information for his photography business.
Over the years I will continue to use Marizette Paperie for my stationery needs.
We were looking for unique and contemporary work that would fit perfectly within our overall wedding theme, and Zuesette came through with everything. She was full of ideas, open to lots of feedback and changes, and was able to create all of our stationery. Save the dates, invitations, custom stamps, welcome baskets, ceremony programs, menus, reception signage, and even charity table signs. When we ran into problems with the custom stamps, Zuesette went way out of her way to quickly resolve the issues.
All of our guests were amazed and impressed with the professional quality, and one even framed the invitation and gave it back to us as a wedding gift.
I am not one for words so let me describe my overall wedding experience with Marivic in three words .... AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME. Her work is exceptional and is rivaled by none! She comes with the highest of recommendations.
invitations turned out great.
Vendor response to review
Though we sincerely appreciate any feedback to improve our services, this rating comes as a surprise to our company. With our background in graphic design and business management, we take great pride in the quality and artistry of our work as well as the personal and attentive service that our company strive to provide. In the past year, we have been voted TOP 5 for Best Wedding Invitations in the Bay Area 2008 Baylist Best, with a number of positive feedbacks attesting to our unique and exquisite designs, coupled with our utmost professionalism. Our clients are our #1 priority and we will keep in mind the importance of customer service - while maintaining unique and distinctive designs.
Marivic and her team are not only very professional but are also SOOO friendly and very accommodating to my needs and wants. I not only had my wedding invitations done by Marivic and her team but also all of my reception stationary too such as ceremony agenda, menu cards, place cards, table numbers, and even my thank you cards! The moment our guests received their invitations, it was the talk amongst many and our wedding event lived up to their expectations and more! We were very honored and thrilled how our guests just admired all our details beginning with our invitations to the reception to even our thank you cards.
I have referred many of my friends to Marizette Paperie and one has already had their child's birthday invitation made and will soon have her 2nd child's birth announcement made too. They turn out to be great keepsakes too!
If you want invitations that stands out and sets the tone for your events, not to mention will have others talking about them with great admiration, then Marizette Paperie is your choice! Don't settle for standard invites when you can have yours customized to whatever you want and be unique at the same time.
You will not be disappointed!! :o)
Invitation came out great, exactly what i was expecting, i wanted something not only original but handmade. Their ideas are great and they have a range of different prices.
It's your event and it should be nothing but perfect - Marivic helped me create the perfect setting with my invitations for my wedding. My husband & I loved meeting with her & seeing her beautiful delicate work. 3 years later, I still get compliments from family & friends of how beautiful our wedding invitations looked! She's extremely polite & worked well with my "bridal" demands of what I really wanted. Despite her busy schedule she made sure she was in constant contact with me regarding any changes & squeezed me in to make sure all my invitations were done on time. Truely amazing & wonderful experience.
Great to work with and the invitations were beautiful. I even had one of my guests FRAME my invitation because it was the best invitation they have ever received. A couple of guests did not use the RSVP card that was attached to the invitation because they did not want to "ruin" the whole look! I was very pleased with the creation process and the results of my invitation and stationary ensemble. I would HIGHLY recommend this vendor. And I look forward to working with them in the future.
The custom invitations turned out beautifully! We received so many compliments regarding the sophistication and elegance of the invitations from our invitees. She was able to incorporate our wedding design and colors into the design of the invitations. She was flexible and able to get our invitations done timely. She has many beautiful sample custom invitations to view for ideas. I highly recommend Marizette Paperie without reservation!
Sure, this company has beautiful invitations but they are overpriced. They charge $100 just to create an example of your ideal wedding invitation. And if you end up going with another company, the $100 is non-refundable. You can find just about the same style and design at other invitation companies. In addition, Zuesette is poor at communicating in a timely manner. You end up having to call her again before she returns your call. Brides---keep searching, you'll be glad you did.
Vendor response to review
Because we specialize in custom design, we price our invitations accordingly based on our clients personal preference in design, layout, presentation, type of paper, embellishments, etc. With this in mind, pricing is therefore individual. We understand that every client has a budget and we do our very best to create a design within a reasonable budget. In fact, during our consultation, we let our clients know that they are dictating how much they want to spend based on their personal preferences.
Yes, we do charge a $100.00 design and mock-up fee, which is basically to create a customized sample invitation based on the client's preferences and design choices which we gather from our consultation. However, we never pressure our clients to book with us, rather, we encourage our brides to search around for comparable invitations based on design/artwork, quality of materials and price, before they make a decision. If a client chooses to move forward, the $50.00 of the design fee is applied to their order. If a client chooses a different route, the $100.00 is indeed non-refundable and reflects the cost of the materials and the amount of time and work put into creating something unique and personalized for the client.
You can definitely find similar invitation presentation (e.g. pocketfolds), paper stock, fonts, but we beg to differ that you will not be able to find the exact same design and or artwork at other invitation companies as we take great pride in creating unique, distinctive and customized invitations that stand apart from the rest.
We diligently respond to emails and phone calls within 24-48 hours. If you do not hear from us within a reasonable time (especially with the amount of inquiries we receive during our peak wedding season), we sincerely apologize, but do appreciate a follow-up call or email, just to make certain we got the first message.
I have worked with Zuesette for my own wedding in May of 2007. She did an exceptional job with my invitations, table numbers, and place cards. I absolutely love the work she did for me. She was very responsive and professional throughout the entire process. That is why I went to her again to assist me with invitations for my parents 30th Wedding Anniversary (Dec. 2008). Marivic assisted me then and her work was amazing. I truly recommend these gals to you. They are very creative and are able to incorporate just about anything to fit your theme and color scheme. I will use again.
I met with Marivic in person to look over her collections of her amazing inviations which she has done. She was extremely professional, very open to ideas and willing to work with me in designing exactly what I was really looking for. I really appreciated her creativity and suggestions, and her keen eye for detail. If you are looking for a personal touch and invitations that will simply blow away your guests, I would totally opt for Marivic!
Marizette Paperie did my son and his wife's very personal and creative invitation.
As an event professional, I am particular and they met any mark I could have set.
It turned out...
We love Marizette's designs and creative products. They are great at what they do.
Marivic's Paper Company and BabyCakes Design have now MERGED into one brilliant and delicious invitation design company, cleverly named MARIZETTE PAPERIE. I have used both designers, and can say first hand their wedding invitations are like individual works of art! Each of these ladies are talented beyond belief ...on their own. But merging these two exquisite designers, is beyond fabulous! When I learned they were now working together, I was delighted! Both Marivic and Zuzette are extremely pleasant to work with, professional, patient, and at the TOP of their game. Before you do anything to start on your path of planning your wedding: Contact Marizette Paperie. Their amazing paper products will truly set the entire tone of your big day. After visiting them for a consultation, everything else about wedding preparations should magically fall into place!
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1. Best invitations, programs and dinner plate menus I have ever seen at major weddings.
2. Two of the warmest, fun ladies you will ever work with!
3. So very creative, they will excite you with their designs!!!!
4. Very classy company!
Marivic is so talented in what she does. She can take any theme and come up with the perfect style to fit that theme. We met at a luncheon for event planners and she provided the menu cards, place cards and more for the several themed tables we set up. She did an amazing job. She also has a very delightful and pleasant personality. You will be very happy if you have Marivic provide you with what you need for your special day.
Their style and elegance translate to their invitation designs and their meticulous attention to detail and fine craftsmanship is evident throughout their collection. From subtle to daring, whimsical to formal, or traditional to contemporary, Marizette Paperie's creativity is endless! Their mission is to give your event the recognition it deserves by creating sophisticated and distinctive invitations and stationery ensembles that will stand apart from the rest!