GildedSwanPaperie

The #1 source for vintage inspired wedding invitations

Los Angeles, California 7572 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (2452)

GildedSwanPaperie

The #1 source for vintage inspired wedding invitations

Los Angeles, California | 7572 Sales

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Gilded Swan Paperie Vintage Inspired Wedding Stationery

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Gilded Swan Paperie Vintage Inspired Wedding Stationery

Announcement    Featured on... Ruffled, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Chicks...

Welcome to Gilded Swan Paperie... Your #1 source for vintage-inspired wedding stationery... colorful, dramatic and unique! I print my products on a Heidelberg printing press, the way they would have been printed oh so long ago!

Fully customizable to suit your wedding day colors... I am now offering a super luxurious Museum Board paper stock and shimmery pearlescent paper! Both are oh-so-fabulous!

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2019

Featured on... Ruffled, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Chicks...

Welcome to Gilded Swan Paperie... Your #1 source for vintage-inspired wedding stationery... colorful, dramatic and unique! I print my products on a Heidelberg printing press, the way they would have been printed oh so long ago!

Fully customizable to suit your wedding day colors... I am now offering a super luxurious Museum Board paper stock and shimmery pearlescent paper! Both are oh-so-fabulous!

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/gildedswanpaperie/

Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/gildedswanpaperie/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/gildedswanpaperie/

Web:
https://www.gildedswanpaperie.com

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About GildedSwanPaperie

Sales 7,572
On Etsy since 2010

Gilded Swan Paperie - Your number one source for vintage-inspired wedding stationery

GILDED SWAN PAPERIE
Welcome to Gilded Swan Paperie, a shop filled with vintage wedding invitations, Save the Dates and vintage-inspired stationery.

My name is Julie and I grew up watching old film noir movies with my Grandmother.
On my visits, I would rummage through her bookshelves and read Gone with the Wind and her Emily Post Etiquette books cover to cover. These things inspired me to embrace the type, graphics and traditions of the past.

My first obsession with the 1920s era started when my friends and I were learning to Lindy Hop and Charleston from one of the inventors of swing dance, Frankie Manning. As a teenager in the 1920s, Frankie danced in Harlem and then in many Hollywood movies. He inspired us to learn about the art, music and culture of the early 1920s.

I started Gilded Swan Paperie (formerly GoGoSnap) with my vintage-loving, budget-minded girlfriends as target clientele. One of my best friends was getting married and said "I don't want pretty type on a white background-- that's not me. I want vintage and colorful." Her invitation turned out to be a swanky Art Deco-inspired invitation in gold and sage. And that's how my first wedding invitation came to be.

I design a look based on a rare piece of ephemera from my collection or from a piece that just inspires me. It might be a finial from old sheet music, a flourish from a Victorian tin can. I choose typefaces that convey a specific time frame, but also like to make sure they are warm and romantic. I try and stay clear of cliches... I love when eras are in those "in between" phases like when Art Nouveau started morphing into Art Deco.

I hope my work embodies the spirit and ideology of the past while using modern day printing methods and paper. I hope my wedding invitations convey a non-traditional, colorful way to tie the knot!

Web:
https://www.gildedswanpaperie.com

Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/gildedswanpaperie/

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/gildedswanpaperie/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/gildedswanpaperie/

Shop members

  • Julie

    Owner, Designer

    My goal is to deliver colorful and uniquely designed paper products. I print on a Heidelberg printing press to ensure high quality stationery with a vintage twist! Drama and color? That's what I am all about!

  • Jonny

    The Muscle

    Jonny: Heavy lifter, Package Transporter

  • Addison

    Staff

    Addison: Weigher of packages, Counter of Envelopes

Production partners

  • Printing Service

    Los Angeles, CA

    High-end specialized printing, trimming, die-cutting. We are currently designing a new paper stock together.

  • Printing Service

    Los Angeles, CA

    Boutique Printing at it's best. Environmental sustainability FSC®, Forest Stewardship Council™ Certification Highest quality printing in the industry

Shop policies

Last updated on October 5, 2019
Thank you for visiting my vintage correspondence shop. I hope you will be thrilled with your purchase! Please feel free to ask any questions. I will try my best to help.

Please note, printing is part of my art and process. To ensure that your pieces come out in a lovely and professional manner, I do not sell digital invitations.

[PRINTING]
I print my paper goods on a Heidelberg printing press, not a digital or laser printer. Offset printing is often called offset lithography. My cards use real printing inks and not toners which is what digital printing uses.

[HOW TO ORDER]
Save the Dates and Business Cards
Check out with the listing you like. Quantities are found in the drop down menu.

[WEDDING INVITATION SUITES]
Purchase the $100 deposit. At check out, be sure to let me know:

-- the items you would like to order
-- quantity of each (50 minimum)
-- envelope color and quantity
-- wording you would like on each piece
-- any special color requests

If you have a specific color palette, please send it to me. I love color and appreciate your desire for a unified look. Once you officially approve your design, your final balance is due.

[PROOFING]
You will receive your full color pdf proofs via email within 24 hours. Your purchase comes with three rounds of revisions, and any revisions after that are charged at $20 each. Once you officially approve your design, cards take 7-10 business days for printing and trimming + shipping time.

I STRONGLY recommend you print your proofs on your own printer. It is the only way you will see the exact size, typeface and text that will ultimately be printed on your cards. You are 100% responsible for proofing your own products. I do my best to catch typos and grammatical errors, but my eye is also on the design. Therefore, you are 100% responsible. Gilded Swan Paperie is not responsible for errors on printed stationery that were approved during the proofing process. I am happy to reprint your stationery at a discounted rate in the case of an error found upon delivery or on press.

Proofing on an iPhone or iPad is not recommended and results in iTypos.

[SAMPLES]
I strongly recommend you purchase a sample prior to officially ordering invitations. It's the only way to see and feel what your finished invitation will look like. I sends lots of extras and make sure you get samples of my standard matte paper, museum board paper and shimmery pearlescent paper.

I do not accept returns or give refunds if you are unhappy with the paper or printing quality unless I personally made an error. Please order samples so you know exactly what the quality will be like when you receive your own order.

Please also note that I rarely ever use bright white on anything. I adore the weathered feel of old paper and almost every one of my designs has a nice "vintage" texture to it. You may see lots of little weathered imperfections in the backgrounds which give it a true vintage look! If you are looking for perfectly symmetrical and crisp lines, I may not be the shop for you. I adore the hand-drawn and painted aesthetics from the 1880's - 1930s and they did not have computers back then.

DELIVERY
Your custom printed invitations take about 2-3 weeks for production and another 2-3 business days for the mail in the US and 6-10 business days internationally. You will be notified with a tracking number exactly the moment your invitations are packed up and shipped. All invitations are shipped unassembled. This is the fun part for you!

Order early, things happen!
You may have misspelled your Mother-in-Law's name, or perhaps your package was held in customs for two weeks.

Unless you tell me otherwise, your package will be delivered to the address you have on file with Etsy. Please triple check your address as I am not responsible for lost packages if you input your address incorrectly or have moved to another address.

[BRIDEZILLA POLICY]
I try very hard to be as flexible as possible to ensure my client's happiness for her special and joyous occasion. If a Bridezilla enters our working relationship, I reserve the right to cancel our contract immediately. Unkindly worded emails can result in immediate cancellation of your order. I do not take your wedding lightly, this is my career and I am here to help make your day special. If the tone of your emails is rude and unkind, I am sorry, but I will cancel your order. This clause also applies to Mohzillas (Maids of Honors) and Mobzillas (Mothers of Brides).

[CANCELLATION POLICY]
If you cancel your order AFTER you have received your proofs via email, there will be a 50% cancellation fee because of the work involved designing your proofs. If your item has entered the official printing phase, then it is too late to change or cancel at all. I am happy to reprint your stationery at a discounted rate.

[TURNAROUND TIME]
In-stock items: (like Thank You notes): 1-2 business days to ship

Custom Printed Orders:
US: 2-3 weeks
Outside US: 4 weeks, not including any packages held at customs
Times are approximate-- invitations generally take shorter but I always like buffer time to get your order perfect!

[RUSH ORDERS]
I am very sorry, but I do not offer rush service. Rushing wedding invitations is very different from rush ordering, say, a pair of shoes from Amazon. Errors occur when we rush the proofing, printing and delivery process.

[OUTSIDE ART FILES]
It is my policy to not utilize any client's design files other than my own. Since I did not create them originally, I cannot guarantee the final output of them. I hope you understand. I'm just a stickler for high quality.

[COLOR]
I have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors of my products that appear on Etsy. However, as the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor, I cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of any color will be accurate. I do not offer refunds so ordering samples prior to ordering your full invitation suite is strongly recommended. I do not offer refunds or discounts because the listing may appear slightly different than what you received. Order a sample. Period! But please read my feedback if you are worried about the quality. I think you'll be pleased with the final product.

Please note, that many designs are very complicated and completely tinted by hand. If you require major color revisions, charges may incur as this can take several hours.

[FONTS]
I have purchased professional versions of all my typefaces. I do not download free fonts from the internet as they are often times not suitable for professional printing. I have a very large font library so you are welcome to browse through my shop to find something you might like better.

If you would like custom typesetting that is entirely different from the listed designs, a surcharge will occur. Please inquire so that I may quote.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
The BEST way to ensure you will be happy with your wedding invitations is to order a physical sample. That is the ONLY way you will know exactly what your invitations will look and feel like. I try very hard to photograph my invitations as they are printed. Please order samples so you know exactly what the paper feels like and the color prints like. I do not offer refunds on printed materials unless they were damaged in shipment. If you order samples, you will see all of the paper options in person. I have many different paper options to fit every budget, but the only way to judge which is best for you is in person.

You are 100% responsible for printing out the proofs I send you and making sure you are 100% happy with the type size and spelling. Your proof size should exactly measure the size that is stated in the listing. If you have a lot of copy, the type will be small... please remember that when you approve your designs.

My designs are based on the 1880s-1940s. They images are hand-drawn, painted and imperfect and are meant to be that way. If you are looking for perfectly crisp and modern, then I might not be the shop for you.

Please fee free to order in stages. For instance, just start with your save the date first. That way, we both know our relationship is meant to be and we are both very happy with the transaction. I love working in phases and do not offer refunds, so take your time and let's get it right by taking baby steps.

If you cancel your order prior to printing, there will be a cancellation fee, or kill fee. This is charged because of the time I spend designing your custom proofs. When you place an order in my Shop, I immediately begin working on your personalized proofs.

Pocket folders cannot be returned. They are custom made for your special project and once they are constructed, they are done.
Payment
I accept payment via Credit or Debit Card, Paypal or Etsy Gift Cards. If you don't have a paypal account it's easy to use their service as a guest.

California State residents will be charged with 9% sales tax
Shipping
[DOMESTIC]
I ship via USPS Priority Mail which takes 2-3 days in the US, and 6-10 everywhere else. Shipping includes insurance and tracking.

Please make sure that the address you have listed with Etsy is correct; this is where I will ship your package unless you specify a different shipping address during checkout. If the USPS has given us bonafide delivery status with a date/time stamp online, then your item was delivered. I am not responsible for any packages lost or stolen from your doorstep, porch or lobby. I will gladly replace your missing items as quickly as humanly possible, but you are financially responsible for replacement as I have no control over what happens on your porch:] I am also not responsible if you wait several days after this date/time delivery stamp.

[TRACKING]
It your responsibility to track your own packages. Etsy and I send you a tracking number when your items are shipped. Just go to your ACCOUNT/PURCHASES AND REVIEWS. Your tracking is there and you will know every step your package takes. I will gladly add "signature required" to any package. Just ask!

[INTERNATIONAL]
Import duties and VAT taxes are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the BUYER'S responsibility as they are randomly imposed as tax by your country. Unless you tell me otherwise, your package will be delivered to the address you have on file with Etsy. Please triple check your address as shipping overseas is costly. I am not responsible for lost packages if you input your address incorrectly.

Shipping outside of the US can take an average of 6-10 business days. This is not a guarantee, but an estimate, and DOES NOT include time spent in customs. I am not responsible for any shipping delays due to customs, which may take up to an additional 6 weeks or more. Please look into the customs and import policies of your country before placing your order. I do not refund any orders due to customs or shipping delays. Order early, things happen!
Additional policies and FAQs
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More information

Last updated on Jul 18, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What type of printing do you do?

I print my paper goods on a Heidelberg printing press, not a digital or laser printer. Offset printing is often called offset lithography. My cards use real printing inks and not toners which is what digital printing uses. Real inks just set into the paper deeper and richer, they are not shiney like digital printing tends to be.

And because my designs are based on the 1800's - 1930's, I print them in the way they were printed during that time. Therefore, your invitations really will have that high quality, vintage feel to them.

My Process

Once you go through the check out, you can fill in all the wording you want in the "message to GoGoSnap" section. Once you do that, you will receive your proofs via the EMAIL you have on file with Etsy within 24 hours.

Your purchase comes with three rounds of revisions. Any revisions after the first three are charged at $20 per revision. Once you officially approve your design, your cards take 2-3 weeks for production and another 2-3 business days for the mail within the US or 6-10 outside.

Custom and personalized orders

Because every bride and groom is so unique, it's almost impossible to order invitations with just a click of a button. All of my pricing is posted in every listing. If you are using your smart phone, you just have to scroll a bit. But you can always ask me for a detailed quote!

Full pricing guide is located here:
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/a5a81d_a7a7837f4d634680b7f102932745d9ae.pdf

Can I order samples??

Please do! I am a paper hoarder and I would love to clean out my closets. But seriously, ordering a physical sample is the ONLY way to see, feel, touch what your final product will look like. There are so many variables and stress factors associated with planning a wedding, ordering a physical sample will eliminate a lot of that stress:

www.etsy.com/listing/127873314/wedding-invitation-samples-choose-any

Are custom colors available?

Besides being a paper hoarder, I am a color addict and love coordinating my designs to your wedding palette. Submitting a digital swatch or mood board with your order helps me greatly. But please confirm before you place your order just to make sure your color vision will work with whichever design you choose.

Do you sell digital files of your wedding invitations?

I do not sell any digital files of my work. I adore the printing process and it is part of my life. And because my designs are based on the 1800's - 1930's, I print them in the way they were printed during that time. Therefore, your invitations really will have that high quality, vintage feel to them.