What our sweet clients are saying...

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.

Allison (San Diego, CA)

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! 🙂

Melissa (San Diego, CA)

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 letter pressed 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!

Lauren (San Diego, CA)

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!!

Natalie (Fallbrook, CA)

Melissa has an extraordinary business. She has found a way to master the balance between the art of her designs with the details of running a successful business. She met with my fiance and I at her boutique in Liberty Station and showed us a variety of paper textures, colors and unique options. My fiance was very particular about the overall look and she was patient as we choose the details. We asked if she could design a monogram for us and she not only made a beautiful design but was able to get it made into a wax seal for our invites. We asked for a wedding save the date in a pinch and she went above and beyond with our request of a simple postcard. She found a way to tie in the style of the casual save the date postcard with our more elaborate wedding invitations. Our guests were stunned with the quality of the wedding invitations. Many said they have never seen invitations so beautiful before. Melissa has a warm personality, was easy to work with and it was fun to exchange creative ideas together. She is professional with her clients, on top of the deadlines, and punctual in her communication. Highly recommend her services!!

Anna (San Diego, CA)

Melissa is lovely to work with. Our guests adored the luggage tag Save the Dates and we were impressed with her design work on our letterpress invitation suites. Her personal watercolor artwork was the perfect compliment to our stationary. I wish I could share it with you! Highly recommend Whimsique!

Aly (San Diego, CA)

Melissa is seriously the best of the best! Upon the first meeting, Melissa made sure she got to know us as a couple before even talking about our wedding invitations. She made us feel comfortable right off the bat! She gave us options and helped us narrow down exactly what we wanted (even though we had no idea what we were doing). She is extremely responsive, attentive, and is such a kind person! Thank you Melissa for everything! I would definitely recommend Whimsique for your wedding invitations and other paper needs!

Cat Z.

One of the best recommendations and decisions I made was to work with Melissa at Whimsique! From the very beginning to the final delivery everything was perfect! I arrived at my first appointment and Melissa already had ideas on what she thought we could do based on the images from my Pinterest that she found. No one else I met had done this. She proposed several very unique and beautiful ideas and patiently listened to my thoughts, questions, and ideas. Most importantly, she is superbly talented! She hand drew several items for my invitation and wedding suite that were stunning. She came up with options that blew me away. I actually received calls from my guests saying it was the best invitation they have ever seen and it was an experience opening it. Everything she designs is perfect and great quality. After one meeting with Melissa, you'll feel like you have someone with the exact same vision as you do!

Alyssa A.

Are there 10 Stars I can give Whimsique?!?! We can not recommend Whimsique highly enough!! Melissa was super attentive on our first meeting learning more about us as a couple and our wedding. Melissa was always available 24/7. She made sure things were exactly what we wanted, she gave creative and helpful suggestions all along the process! She has a great vision of how your stationary suite will fit in with your tablescaping, florals and vision. Melissa was even available for us across the globe and even on vacation! She is a true professional that will work with your budget and help shape your vision! Whimsique and Melissa are a TRUE GEM, you will not be disappointed!

Tricia M.

Whimsique is absolutely amazing!!! Melissa was so helpful from the very first conversation we had. I do not live in the local area and she was more than willing to send me samples of what we had discussed. She truly understood my vision and designed our GORGEOUS invitation suite! We have received so many compliments on how beautiful they are! I was blown away by her talent and her willingness to go above and beyond for us. Melissa is AMAZING and will make sure your dream wedding invitations come to life!!

Stephanie F.

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Beyond amazing! Melissa is so talented and her stationary is beyond fabulous! I cannot say enough good things about working with her on my menus, table numbers, my invitations and signage. The invitations set the entire vibe for my whole wedding. She is so talented! I am in awe of her work! Thank you!

Dana (San Diego, CA)

Melissa at Whimsique was such a delight to work with throughout the entire design, re-design and refining process. We went through lots of iterations and she always accommodated us. She has wonderful ideas and is incredibly talented. She made the invitation suite process seamless and carried the “vibe” and design concept through the entire wedding and all of its paper pieces. It was a real treat to have everything delivered, assembled, and ready to go. In the end we had a beautiful, custom suite of paper goods that we and all of our guests loved!

Susan H.

Beyond amazing! Melissa is so talented and her stationary is beyond fabulous! I cannot say enough good things about working with her on my menus, table numbers, my invitations and signage. The invitations set the entire vibe for my whole wedding. She is so talented! I am in awe of her work! Thank you!

Dana (San Diego, CA)

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!

Gurgiana (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)

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.

Aileen (San Diego, California)

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.

Jennifer (San Diego, CA)

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!

Jeff & Kathryn Woodruff (Annapolis, MD)

My wedding invitations turned out EXACTLY like I wanted them to! Melissa was on top of it as soon as I told her what I wanted. She got everything to me even sooner than she promised. Whimsique made the most beautiful custom invitations; I can't even count how many people called,txt, emailed me to compliment them. WELL worth the money!

Madeline (San Diego, CA)

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.

Jamie (Carlsbad, CA)

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!

Amanda Colucci (Rancho Santa Fe, California)

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!

Kimberly ( San Diego)

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.

Adrianna (San Diego)

Melissa was absolutely delightful to work with. My daughter and I had a basic idea for her wedding invitations but Melissa provided ideas that made the final invitations amazingly elegant and beautiful, a true work of art! We were so pleased that we know we will use Whimsique again for my second daughter’s wedding invitations, in six months.

Elizabeth B.

Melissa is amazing! She took the time to create exactly what I wanted for wedding invitations. She’s so responsive and was a pleasure to work with! She was also able to get my place cards done with a time crunch and i couldn’t recommend her more!!

Chelsey N.

Absolutely amazing! Melissa is SO responsive - I have no idea when she sleeps. She has such a great knack for design and the paper quality, etc was amazing - we have gotten so many compliments on our monogram and the invitation suite. She also was great at working with us to stay in budget which was extremely important to me. We had to re-print programs at the last minute too because of a flower girl change (absolutely nothing to do with melissa, a change we made) and she was able to get them done WAY faster than I imagined - we still got them like two-three weeks before the wedding. Highly recommend - I hope to work with her again on other paper goods - stationary, etc.

Rebecca & Andrew (San Diego, CA)

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 & Stationery.

Megan (San Diego, California)

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!

Ashley (San Diego, CA)

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!!-

Georgette (Los Angeles, CA)

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!

Sarah (San Diego)

Melissa and her team are incredibly talented, professional, and creative! We couldn’t be happier with our wedding invitations… they were stunning!!! We came to Melissa with no real idea of what we wanted other than our color scheme. She showed us examples of past products Whimsique had designed and explained ways we could have what we wanted (for the elegance factor we’d hoped for), but stay within our budget. She was even creative enough to reuse a gold stamp she had made for a previous customer, but tailored it to fit our design and initials by combining the stamp and printing together! It turned out perfectly and was very cost effective. Overall throughout the entire process, Melissa’s communications were incredibly prompt, detailed, and thorough which I greatly appreciated as we were planning our San Diego wedding from Hawaii and the time difference and distance made it challenging working with many vendors… but Melissa made it easy for us. After ordering our invitations and seeing how incredible they’d turned out (the quality was unbelievable and the delivery presentation when we opened the box was a special touch of class), we decided to add on additional paper products to our order to include signs for our ceremony, name cards, and programs. Once again, Melissa did not disappoint… all of them turned out beautifully. So, if you are looking for someone who is creative, responsive, client-oriented, budget mindful, and genuine, go with Whimsique! You will be so happy you did! Thank you, Melissa and the rest of the Whimsique Team, for making our paper goods so special!


Melissa did a beautiful job on my nieces Wedding Shower invitations. I was short on time, but she delivered! She was in constant contact with me, always repleied promtly! Can't wait to order from her again!

Norma C. (Coppell, Texas)

Whimsique designed an amazing invitation for my baby shower. I got so many compliments on it! My personality and style were taken into consideration in the design, and I adored it. It is more than an invitation-- It is a keepsake that I will treasure forever. Thank you, Whimsique!

Wendie Ward (San Diego)

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 (San Diego)

I am so blown away by how fast Melissa works! I contacted her, not expecting to get a reply back right away.... not only did she reply right away, she made up the invitations to my sisters birthday party the same day. The look awesome! I will be back for sure! Thank you so much Melissa!!!!

Stephanie J. (Edmonton, CANADA)

I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful job you did on my parent’s 60th anniversary party invitation. Everyone commented that the invitation was exceptional. It really was. It set the tone for a beautiful evening. I even had guests say they were going to keep the invitation for a memento.

Leslie Seifert (Poway)

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 stationery for our upcoming wedding.

Felicia (Rancho Cucamunga)

Working with Whimsique allowed my fiancé and I to be creative and add our own individualized and unique personalities to our wedding invitations. Instead of having a cookie cutter pre-printed invite we brought in our own style. We received rave reviews from friends and family. Thank you for making our wedding feel unique and special.

Kelly Perry (San Diego)

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.

Amy (San Diego)

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!

Angelica (San Diego)

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 really 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!

Tara H. (Oceanside)

I have been a very pleased friend and client of Melissa Ward and Whimsique for five years. She designed our wedding invitations, our daughter’s 1st birthday party invitations and most recently our daughter's 2nd birthday party invitation. Melissa is creative and has beautiful designs. She has a knack for creating designs that reflect the personality of the individual or family she's doing the work for. She is flexible and willing to go above and beyond with her clients to give them exactly what they want. She is professional and prompt to design your perfection invitation and stationary needs.

Kristen White (Atlanta, GA)

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!

Angelica (San Diego)

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 Aydt (San Diego)

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!

Julie B. (Snohomish, Washington)

I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful job you did on my parent’s 60th anniversary party invitation. Everyone commented that the invitation was exceptional. It really was. It set the tone for a beautiful evening. I even had guests say they were going to keep the invitation for a memento.

Leslie Seifert (Poway)

There are many choices when searching online for invitations and I feel so fortunate to have found Melissa Ward, owner & designer of Whimsique. I needed Bridal Shower invitations in a hurry. Melissa was extremely GREAT to work with! Offered great suggestions and was very quick in her response time. Everyone LOVED the invitations. Thank you, Melissa!!

Lynn D. (South Lake Tahoe)

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!!!!

Vanessa Reinosa (Sacramento)