cestlavieinvitations

♥ Couture Wedding Stationery ♥ by A la Carte Paperie

California, United States · 349 Sales

cestlavieinvitations

♥ Couture Wedding Stationery ♥ by A la Carte Paperie

California, United States 349 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(126)

Announcement   Modern wedding invitations, luxury wedding invitations, beach wedding invitations, rustic wedding invitations, map wedding invitation, bilingual, French Spanish German Italian Brazilian Australia UK Ireland Indian
Custom Wedding Invitations in All Languages, International wedding
Wedding Cards in Lots of Languages


Current DESIGN AND PROOFING turnaround times are as follows:
• In stock designs : 1-4 days* for first proof, 1- 3 days for changes and revisions
• Custom designs/custom maps : 4-7 days* for first proof, 1-3 days for changes or revisions
*business days (excluding weekends and holidays)

Closed on weekends and holidays.

Announcement

Modern wedding invitations, luxury wedding invitations, beach wedding invitations, rustic wedding invitations, map wedding invitation, bilingual, French Spanish German Italian Brazilian Australia UK Ireland Indian
Custom Wedding Invitations in All Languages, International wedding
Wedding Cards in Lots of Languages


Current DESIGN AND PROOFING turnaround times are as follows:
• In stock designs : 1-4 days* for first proof, 1- 3 days for changes and revisions
• Custom designs/custom maps : 4-7 days* for first proof, 1-3 days for changes or revisions
*business days (excluding weekends and holidays)

Closed on weekends and holidays.

C'est la Vie Wedding Stationery

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C'est la Vie Wedding Stationery

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(126)
lmb476

lmb476 on Aug 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great original artwork that impressed guests

lmb476

lmb476 on Aug 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Professional, amazing art work and timely turnaround

Stacey Bryant

Stacey Bryant on Aug 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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About

Thank you for taking the time to visit and look through our work.

If you are getting married, congratulations! We are so excited at the prospect to help bring your dream wedding to life through pretty paper!

​A la Carte Paperie is a boutique stationery shop that focuses on quality, service, and impeccable design. Founded by graphic designer Sylvia Fonalka in 2010 and continually creates wedding invitations for brides and grooms all over the World.

Here, at A la Cate Paperie, we love great design: typography, graphics, patterns, texture and gorgeous papers - all combine to create something unique and truly yours. We want to share this passion with you by bringing your vision to life, and providing distinctive, stylish stationery to suit your special occasion.
Our mission is to create a beautiful product that reflects not only the tone of the event, but your personalities as well, while providing an enjoyable and seamless experience.

More designs available on our website;
http://www.alacartepaperie.com

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 1, 2015
HOURS
Open - Monday to Friday ::: 10AM - 4PM
(Pacific Time Zone - Please subtract eight hours from Greenwich Time)

Closed - Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
{Vacation times are announced at least one week in advance.}

Chest la Vie Invitations is a wedding stationery shop and offers customizable designs for your special occasions.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my shop and look through my work.

On parle le Français, donc veuillez nous contacter si vous avez des questions. Merci!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal and Direct Checkout.
Etsy Gift cards ARE accepted.

Full payment is required required to begin the design process.

If your order is paid by PayPal eCheck, all design work will commence after your payment has cleared - usually 3-5 business days!
Shipping
Your tracking number will be communicated with you as soon as available via Etsy Shipping Notification.

Stationary orders destined for the United States cannot be shipped to PO boxes;
APOs will have an additional charge of $10.

All orders are shipped to the shipping address that you have identified on Etsy during checkout. Please make sure that the address that you have on your account is correct. I will not be responsible for erroneous addresses.

I also can drop ship to your preferred destination, please communicate this address with me before your prints are approved!

I recommend to ship to an address where someone will be able to receive the package when delivered. Paper goods left outside your home may be damaged by weather or stolen. A la Carte Paperie is not responsible for delayed or stolen packages, or damage if you are not present at time of delivery and the damage occurs as a result of the delay in claiming the package.

PLEASE NOTE: All folded cards are shipped flat and scored for folding. Cards are not shipped already folded however cards can be easily folded when received.

The US post office charges an additional $.20 fee for processing square invitations. Please take into account when ordering square invitations.



USA
Regular shipping (USPS First class mail - 3-7 business days)
25 - $10.99
26 - 200 cards - $15.99
201 - 300 cards - $19.99
301 - 400 cards - $24.99
401 - 500 cards - $29.99
501 - 600 cards - $39.99

Fedex overnight shipping upgrade add $25



INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS
Duties, taxes and fees are your responsibility for non US addresses.

Canada
USPS First Class Mail - 8-20 business days)
25 cards - $40.00
50 -100 cards - $55.00
101 -300 cards - $65.00
301 - 400 cards - $75.00
401 - 500 cards - $85.00
501 - 600 cards - $90.00

Fedex overnight shipping is available for an additional $25 fee.


Australia
European Union, Switzerland
(USPS First Class Mail - 10-20 business days)
25 cards - $40.00
50 -100 cards - $55.00
101 -300 cards - $65.00
301 - 400 cards - $75.00
401 - 500 cards - $85.00
501 - 600 cards - $90.00
Fedex overnight shipping is available for an additional fee- depending on destination, please inquire.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS
Additional broker and other fees may be incurred for shipments outside the USA.
The amount of these fees are not determined by C'est la Vie Invitations and are the responsibility of the customer to pay. Refunds will not be provided for any additional fees that you are required to pay prior to receiving the items you have ordered.

These fees vary by region. Your local post office should be able to give you information about how much to expect to pay. Countries vary on this quite a bit, so we encourage you to investigate if you are concerned.

IMPORTANT:
We can't guarantee exact dates with international shipping, as orders can be held up in customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
Custom PRINTED ITEMS and any digital products, due to the nature of these products, we cannot make refunds or exchanges.

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Please note that the deposit fee is NOT refundable once we sent you a customized proof.

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Please make sure that you have carefully checked your proofs for spelling errors, typos etc. I usually copy and paste your text from your email/ message you sent to me.
C'est la Vie Invitations is not responsible for errors noticed after final proof approval.

In case, an error is made by C'est la Vie Invitations, please accept my apologies and be assured that we will remedy the error as quickly as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: All computer monitors display color differently and there is no guarantee for precise color matching.

Proofs are digital files and not actual photographs of your final product, therefore a slight difference is expected due to the fact that a the final product is an item printed on paper stock.

Different paper stocks produce different tones from exactly the same color of ink: the grade, grain surface, thickness and color of paper used will affect the color of the ink.

No refund is issued or reprint is offered if the colors are different on the printed card than the digital proof you saw on your screen OR if the printed cards are different from the sample you purchased and we used a different paper stock.

Please note that we cannot be responsible for damage to items by the Post Office or their agents.

For digital files, please create a backup of your file, we do not do file forwarding.

***** All sales are final. *****
Additional policies and FAQs
DISCLAIMER

While C'est la Vie Invitations takes all care to avoid errors, we accept no responsibility for typographical errors, spelling mistakes, or incorrect information on any project committed to print or production. You, The Client to proof read and approve all final copy before the production of artwork.
Approval may be given in writing.

No refunds or reprints are given after a final approved design has gone to print due oversights by your proof reading. We are not responsible for images that are supplied incorrectly (low resolution, incorrect color or blurred). YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROVAL OF PROOFS, PROOF READING AND ERRORS.

In the event of a need to reprint due to errors in content, the client must inform C'est la Vie Invitations within 5 days of product acceptance (by proof of postal tracking notification). As with all print projects, payment for re-printed project MUST be prepaid.

The color of your proofs as they appear on your monitor are only a representation of the final printed piece and may vary slightly.

It is recommended that you have a couple of people read through and check over your proofs for spelling and grammatical content. Examine proofs several times over. Make sure you have not omitted any thing and also look for odd line breaks, symbol replacements that might be due to computer errors or font glitches. Clearly note any changes and location to the C'est la Vie Invitations so we can make the changes necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: Orders enter the print production queue after your print approval and full payment.



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*** COMMUNICATION with C'est la Vie Invitations ***
Our designer/client communication is via email, with assists all parties to keep track of correspondence. We will not take design instruction or changes via telephone.
All work requests must be in clear, concise writing, via email or via our order form. This means that you, the Client and C'est la Vie Invitations can look back over emails for clarification if needed.

Client revisions should be, to avoid any confusion, in a single document or email (if possible), in a legible, easy to understand manner. Changes sent through in different emails in a disorganised or hard to understand manner will result in confusion on both sides and may add additionald design fees.


STEP-BY-STEP

1.ORDER
♥ Once you have placed an order for your deposit (choose your set by selecting invitations only OR Invitations + RSVP OR invitations + Inserts or invitations + RSVP + Inserts),
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2. FILL OUT our ORDER FORM here with your wording, color requests and card quantities/types, etc.:
http://bit.ly/1CZMjUS


3. INVOICING, PROOFING, REVIEW & APPROVAL
♥ You’ll receive one initial digital proof in 1-4 business days and your invoice for the balance
You have two additional free revision rounds (3 in total).
After that we have to charge a fee of $30 for each additional revision.


4. PRINTING
♥ Printing starts after your proof approval and your payment.
Printing process takes 1 - 4 days.


5. SHIPPING
♥ Once your order is completed and ready to ship, you will receive a tracking number to track your package.
Your card order will arrive in the mail. ♥ Enjoy! ♥
We DO ship worldwide.


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Please note that the deposit fee is NOT refundable once we sent you a customized proof.
Remaining balance due after proof approval and before items are printed. A customized listing will be created for purchase for the remaining balance. Shipping costs will be added to the remaining balance listing. Items will not be printed until remaining payment is confirmed. No refunds or exchanges are allowed due to the custom nature of these products. Orders may be cancelled only prior to proof approval (deposit not refundable).


::: RUSH ORDERS :::
Please inquire first about rush order availably.
Orders must be received on pr before Thursday before 4PM PTZ
(US and Canada only, International orders, please inquire.)

US orders
Rush fee charge : $100 additional
Your order will be answered in 48 hours; after proof approval, we print in 1-3 days and ship your cards with Fedex, next business day delivery.


Canadian orders
Rush fee charge : $125 additional
Your order will be answered in 48 hours; after proof approval, we print in 1-3 days and ship your cards with Fedex, 1-3 business day delivery.



::: WEEKEND RUSH ORDERS :::
If your order is received Thursday after business hours (4PM PTZ) or Friday, we can make your design during weekend and ship it on Tuesday/Wednesday, so you can have your cards by Thursday/Friday.

$150 - USA
$175 - Canada

PLEASE NOTE: All rush orders are payable in advance (design, printing, rush and shipping fees) before we start the design process.



YOU NEED MORE CARDS?

Please note that if you need to re-order cards after your design is approved and printed , the minimum re-order is 25 for each type, invite, RSVP and Isnert and the volume discount will not be provided based on the total number of cards you already ordered. The additional price charged will be the true cost for the additional cards.

So it’s best to determine your needed quantity by counting households, not guests, then adding 20% extra for last-minute guest list additions and keepsakes before placing your order.


*** PRINTING TECHNIQUE ***

DIGITAL PRINTING
A la Carte products are printed with the highest quality digital offset printing press available. Digital offset printing is the latest technology in the color printing industry. This technique utilizes liquid press ink and delivers bright, long-lasting colors.

All our papers meet the US and international requirements for postcards (thickness and size).

We recommend certain papers for postcards like the Felt, the 100% recycled or for a classic shinny postcard look our UV or Gloss coated Smooth Cover.

We also offer envelopes for RSVP and Save the Date cards if you are concerned about damage occurring during shipping.

The post office uses a massive printing machine to print barcode markings on all postcards, therefore we design our cards following regulations of US and international postal services: a blank space at the bottom on the back of the RSVP cards is leaved for these barcodes.
This coding process, also the sorting and delivery might damage the cards.
Please note that we cannot be responsible for damage to items by the Post Office or their agents.




*** TRIM DIE-CUTTING OPTIONS ***
Rounded edges - $0.20 per card AND Scalloped or Ornate die-cutting - $0.60 per card - are available for most of our design and card sizes.
It is not recommended on designs where the background has a rectangular overlay as these corners will be cut.
Please inquire first.


*** ORDER SIZE ***
Cards have a minimum order of 25 and are sold in increments of 25.



*** TYPOS AND GRAMMATICAL ERRORS ***
I am not responsible for typos and grammatical errors that you made in your wording. I am copying and pasting your text into the templates AS IS.

If we catch a typo, we’ll contact you, but for best results please double check your order to make sure spelling is 100% correct. We’re happy to offer you 2 free rounds of design changes, any additional rounds of changes are $10 per round of designs.

There is always a proof sent to you before the file goes into printing; please read it carefully, checking spelling, syntax, colors, etc.

You NEED to approve the proof - by replying "APPROVED by {your name}" or similar, before the printing process starts.
For these raisons, there will be no refund given or free reprint done.




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♥- WORDING -♥
You can customize any of our designs to say whatever you’d like. We will make our best so that your wording fits well with the layout of your favorite design.
Please submit your wording exactly how you want this to appear on your design starting from top to bottom.

Please note: it is advisable to use the same amounts of rows/text as in the original template for a clear legibility. Adding more text will results in smaller text and therefore effect legibility.
The digital proofs are there for you to see the result and ultimately decide if the cards are legible enough.


Non-English language invitations or / and bilingual invitations are an additional
Latin alphabet: $25 one -time design fee.
NON-latin alphabet - $50


LANGUAGES:
If you send us your wording, we can add any language with latin alphabet (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, all Slavic - non Cyrillic , all Germanic, etc.) --- $25

If you have a non-latin alphabet (Cyrillic, different Asians, Abjads and Abugidas, etc.) --- $50


Please note that I might need to change the fonts as some fonts don't have special characters required in your specific language. For NON-latin alphabets we have limited font selection.
Please inquire first.

We do NOT provide translating services. Please provide all text (English and foreign language) in the "YOUR DESIGN, WORDING & CUSTOM REQUESTS" section of the Order Form.



International Customers:
We had many request from International customers to leave some blank space on their wedding invitations so that they can hand write their guest names. No problem, we can do that. This also possible for dark background cards (chalkboards inspired ones) by adding a light banner.

We do NOT print individually personalized cards or envelopes (guest addressing).

Can you show me how my card will look before I order?
No—we only input your text and colors after the order is placed, because that's where the work comes in.


♥- COLORS -♥
We want to work with you to match your wedding colors.
Any color is available to you, at no additional charge for the
1. background (some textures background will have limited color variations)
2. fonts
3. simple graphics (like the string lights and country/state silhouettes)

You need of a specific color? You have an inspiration board, a fabric sample? Please send a snapshot to us or specify your request as detailed as possible on the order form and we would be happy to have a color match for you.

{One color change combination is included additional are extra, see below.}

{When making a design I have to make sure that the colors chosen not only compliment each other but the card is readable. Therefore color variations can be limited and at our discretion.}


Some alterations can drastically change the layout of a design, and require more work for our design team. These types of changes can still be made, but require an added fee.


You can have ONE additional / not-complimentary change per card or set that you purchased for the below fees: If you need more change it will be considered as a CUSTOM ORDER and additional fees will apply.



♥- Graphic color changes -♥
Add $30 for multy-colred graphics


♥ You have more than one color combinations in mind and not sure which one to choose?
We can make color variations for you for an additional $25 per color combo.


PLEASE NOTE: All computer monitors display color differently and there is no guarantee for precise color matching.

Different paper stocks produce different tones from exactly the same color of ink: the grade, grain surface, thickness and color of paper used will affect the color of the ink.



♥ GOLD or other metallic colors:
Real foil (gold, silver, copper, and colored ones) are only available if we are using the Letterpress/Foilpress technique.

Foil stamping would not allow double sided printing so all wording and design should be on one side (verso would be left blank/white). This technique is more expensive than the digital flat printing.

If you opt for digital printing, again, real metalic foil printing is not an option, but, we can digitally print faux-gold to paper. Great way to get a real foil look at an affordable price!
Additional design cost for faux gold is $50.

We recommend our Pearl paper for this option as this paper has natural pearlescent pigments that would accentuate better the gold effect.


♥- FONTS - ♥
Add $20 per font.
Font list will be sent to you upon request.


♥- BACK PANEL-♥
Add $20
Cards are printed with matching backing as shown on the template.
Replace the backing with any solid color, full photo backing, text (directions, accommodation info, RSVP details, etc.) or switch one backing with another available in my store.
Please provide detailed instructions regarding your back panel design in the custom details at checkout.

Add US$80
Adding Accomodation/ Direction info on the back of your Invitation.


♥- PHOTOS -♥
If your template has a photo on the sample, updating this with your own photo is complimentary.
Add $10 for one additional photo and $5 for each additional over the first


♥- LAYOUT and SIZE -♥
Add $40
Change the layout of the cards (from flat to folded, or to folded to flat card; order of paragraphs, deleting graphics, size changes, etc.)


♥- GRAPHIC CHANGES -♥

If you prefer a different graphic than the one on your cards or you want add an extra graphic from OUR Store, the switch or addition is $10 extra.
New graphic added is $30 and up, depending on the graphic.

Adding your own graphic/logo is also possible for an additional $10.
Your image should be high-resolution print quality for best results. We accept jpg, pdf, ai, psd, eps, png, gif, bmp, and tiff files.


♥- PHOTOS -♥
Basic retouching- $25 design fee and up.


♥- CUSTOM MAPS-♥
Custom Wedding Venue Map Design matching your invitation style
This map is made custom order specific to your venue.

Please note that "focus maps" (a smaller map that focus on a specific area inside your map) are additional $40


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For completely custom designed cards, where we are creating a new template with graphics and wording for you, there is a fee of $250 and up, depending on the amount of work involved.
We accept custom works if the cards them will be printed through our shop and at least a minimum of 75 cards are ordered.


Once you have purchased the custom design listing, and once I have sent you a round of proofs, I will not refund your amount even if you change your mind.

IMPORTANT:
If your customization for stock templates (those available in my store) would go beyond the complimentary changes plus ONE additional / not-complimentary change per card or set, it will also be considered as a CUSTOM ORDER and additional fees will apply.

Should additional design not initially quoted for be requested during the design process, a progress payment will be payable prior to further work being carried out.


Please email us for a quote.


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PLEASE NOTE:
We don't copy, recreate or reproduce other designers' work -- that's illegal copyright infringement.
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*** PHOTOS ***
By submitting any photos to me, you agree that you are the photographer or have permission in the form of a copyright license from the copyright holder. You also agree to take full responsibility for any misuse of copyrighted images and agree to not hold me liable for any misuse of copyrighted images.

Photos should be submitted to us, via email we will contact you once you made the purchase.
I require high resolution (300 dpi or higher) .jpg or .png format. I cannot take responsibility for the print quality photos with low resolution.


*** ENVELOPES ***
With invitations white blank envelopes are complimentary.
We do not offer credit if you don't want them.



*** PAPER TYPES ***

We offer FOUR luxurious paper styles at the same low price:
Linen, Pearl, Felt and 100% Recycled
Luxe Bamboo and Luxe Cotton are available for an additional fee.

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IMPORTANT
Different paper stocks produce different tones from exactly the same color of ink: the grade, grain surface, thickness and color of paper used will affect the color of the ink.

Example: you purchased the sample pack and decided to order the Rustic Mason Jar invitation on our Standard Linen paper. The sample is printed on Luxe Cotton. You will see a slight difference in color between the two cards although we used the same ink color.

Different pens performs on different types of paper differently.
If you are going to write on your cards (e.g.: addressing the postcards), we recommend testing different pens on the paper (1-2 extra cards are included with your order).



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STANDARD PAPERS

*** LINEN:
The rich, natural texture of linen is ideally captured in this paper. Its subtle embossed linen pattern finish is perfect when you need to evoke an elegant style or prestigious feel to your invitations.

Weight is 130# Cover/350 GSM.
Contains 50% recycled content.
Acid free and archival.


*** FELT:
(only for order from the US and Canada)
Thick and elegant, this paper has a luxurious and smooth finish.
Great for postcards.

Weight is 130# Cover/352 GSM
It is archival, acid free, elemental chlorine free
Made of 30% recycled content
Forest Stewardship Council certified paper


*** PEARL STOCK:
Natural minerals and organic pigments give this paper a spectacular pearl-like sheen.
Elegant and environmentally friendly.

Weight is 107# Cover/290 gsm
Forest Stewardship Council certified paper
Chlorine Free
Double-sided Sheen


*** 100% RECYCLED:
Manufactured from 100% post consumer waste with a bright white matte finish.

Weight is 130#/352 GSM.
Biodegradable, recyclable, and acid free
Forest Stewardship Council certified paper
Great for postcards.


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SMOOTH COVER PAPER
ADD $0.40/flat card and $0.80 folded (ornate and non-ornate) cards.

For a classic 'shinny' postcard look, choose Smooth Cover paper UV coated both sides. Great for Save the date postcards as it brings out the beautiful, vibrant colors in your photos.

Weight 120#
Cover/325 gsm
Acid free - providing superior archival quality
Contains 10% total recovered fiber recycled content and is FSC certified
UV coated both sides



LUXE PAPERS - ADD 80 cents each flat cards and $1.50 for folded (ornate and non-ornate) cards.

USA and Canada orders only.

* Luxe COTTON
Premium Cotton press paper is manufactured from 100% pure cotton, blending old world elegance with new world sophistication. It is sumptuous, have and elegant look and feel.

Weight is 118# Cover/320 GSM
It is tree free, archival, acid free
Recyclable, biodegradable and elemental chlorine free


* Luxe BAMBOO
Premium Bamboo is a warm base, matte finish paper with a unique watercolor texture. It has conservation qualities that make it ideal for high-end press cards.

Weight is 150#/265 GSM
An eco friendly fine art paper
Biodegradable, recyclable, chlorine and acid free

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Thank you!