Modern Wedding Invitations & Stationery

Milpitas, California 684 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (121)


Modern Wedding Invitations & Stationery

Milpitas, California | 684 Sales

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Papela - Wedding Papers Personalized Uniquely Yours

Choosing a perfect wedding invitation can be very stressful partly because there are so many things that are involved not to mention in addition to planning your wedding. But it doesn't have to be that way.

With more than 8 years of experience in the high-end design and printing in the wedding industry, we at Papela can help you to get the perfect stationery personalized for your special event. Specializing in wedding invitations and stationery, our designs are all created in house by our creative designer team therefore you will work directly one on one with our designer that can provide you the personalized service and full attention to ease your overall experience in getting your wedding invitations and stationery.

From save the dates, wedding invitations to day of wedding stationery, our choice of selections cover all varieties of paper goods that you may need to complete your wedding day. Our invitations are printed on thick luxurious, premium card stock with cotton texture which is usually reserved for fine stationery. We also offer a range of premium colored euro-flap envelopes, printed liners and other add-ons upgrades. All of our invitations are offered in flat printing, but we also offer letterpress and foil printing. Feel free to contact us for more information.

We believe that great design is classic and timeless, not necessary just following the trend, but able to infuse both qualities and stand on its own unique way. We believe that each wedding is very personal and so we are here to help you create your wedding papers, personalized to be uniquely yours!

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Last updated on January 7, 2016
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Papela is a custom printing design boutique specializes in wedding invitations, birth announcements, party invitations, holiday cards and personal stationery. We offer modern sophisticated design & handcrafted wedding invitations and social stationery in high quality with a range that fits your budget. We heart elegant whimsical design, hand-drawn illustration, quirk details, beautiful packaging and simple life.

Our store hours is Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM PST, not including holidays.
Email: info [at]

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges


Once the deposit is placed, a cancellation may be made within 24 hours after the deposit is placed if you suddenly change your mind (excluding Rush Order).


After the first 24 hours, all personalized stationery (wedding invitations, save the dates, menus, programs, place cards etc) that requires proofing will incur a cancellation fee of 25% or $100, whichever is greater, since we are already working on creating your initial proofing and designs.

If you are unhappy with the proof results for some reasons, please let us know. We are committed to provide you the designs that you will love, so we will definitely work with you until you are satisfied.


If you need to cancel or make a change after final proof approval, please contact us asap. We create printing files within 24 hours after final proof approval and payment completion. So depending on whether your order has gone to printing, we may still be able to cancel it and process your refund minus the design costs.

If the order has gone to printing process, the we will not be able to cancel, refund or accept a return on the order.


For Personalized Products:
Due to the custom nature of personalized stationery, returns and exchanges are not accepted.

For Sample Products:
We can not accept returns on samples. Samples products are a way for you to see our work in person, so if you decide that you don't like the sample, it is not a valid reason for return. If you do however received damaged or wrong samples, please email us and we will send you a replacement.

For Non-Personalized Products:
We will accept return of new and unused non-personalized products sealable in their original packaging within 7 business days of your purchase. Please contact us prior to shipping the return item and we will email you the RMA number and instructions. Once we receive the returned items, we will refund the paid amount minus the shipping charge on original order.


We encourage all customers to be very careful in reviewing your proof prior to approving it. We can not accept returns or process refunds due to errors on approved proofs (e.g. typos) regardless of where the error originated. While we do our best to proof read your orders, final proofing is ultimately the responsibility of the client. Once you approve the final proof,the orders will be printed exactly as show in the final proofs.
Upon final approval of your personalized order, we cannot accept any changes or returns due to any and all errors (such as misspelled words, punctuation, capitalization, grammar etc). We do understand that mistakes happened, so if there is an error, we are happy to offer a discounted reprint and complimentary rush service.


Returns based on colors are not accepted. All computer monitors are different, so your printed stationery may not match accurately on what you see on your monitor. We highly recommend to order a sample sets, since our sample includes printed color charts that you can reference to of how the color will look on final printed products.

Please reference to our ink color charts for printed colors and not the result of home printers or computer monitors. The final printing result may be close to the colors shown on our printed color chart, however due to the custom nature of the printing, these colors may vary slightly over time and may not match perfectly. We will always make sure that each order complement as close as possible to your color choices.


We always make the effort to ship you the exact number of cards and envelopes that you have ordered (including the 5 extra blank envelopes). However, since each order is hand-counted, we may add a few complimentary extras to guard against shortages. You may receive fewer extras of some items than for others; however as long as you receive at least the number ordered, this is not consider as shortage.

We do recommend to always order extra card more than you think you need in order to avoid unexpected changes in addresses or additions to your guest list. It is definitely more cost effective to order 25 extra up front than to place the new order for 25.


Samples order can be purchased via the listing on the INVITATION SAMPLES category in our shop.


1. To start your wedding invitation order, please purchase the $100 deposit listing on the WEDDING INVITATIONS category in our shop. This deposit will be counted towards your total order and for us to start your first round of proof. After the proof has been designed, this deposit can not be refunded.

Once the deposit is placed, please visit the website below to submit your wording information:

2. Initial proofing takes 3 business days to be emailed to you. Complimentary revision proofs up to 2 revisions are provided after the initial proof, where you can make any changes per your preference. Any additional proofs after incur additional charge of $25 per round of proof.

3. Once you give a final approval, we will email you the invoice with the remaining balance to be completed. Upon the payment completion, your order will then be sent to printing and production and will take approx. 12 business days to process.


We always email the proof within 3 business days after you submit your order, so please make sure to check your email carefully for our emails. To avoid having the email sent to spam folder, please include our email address on your list.

We will provide 1 (one) set of complimentary guest addressing proofs for customers that order guest addressing service. Please make sure to proof read your spreadsheet before emailing to us. If you'd like to have all street names and cities spelled out, please make sure to type it accordingly in your spreadsheet. We do not proof read any names or addresses
Guest addressing proof requires time to setup which will take 3 business days for initial proof to be made. If you have any changes after the first proof is made, you can approve with changes. An additional proof for review may be requested and will incur additional charge of $25 setup fee.


Sales tax will be applied to all orders shipped within California.

All samples orders are shipped via USPS First Class Mail (1-5 business days).
Expedited shipping can be arranged. Please contact us for more information.


Standard shipping for all US domestic orders are via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 business days). You may upgrade to expedited shipping of 2 Days or Overnight, with additional fee.


Standard shipping for all Canadian orders are via UPS Ground, which takes 5-9 business days and is time definite. Taxes, duties and brokerage fees are not included in the shipping cost and are the responsibility of the buyer.

Upgrade to expedited shipping may be requested. Please contact us for expedited shipping quote.


We offer 2 different shipment for International Shipping:

3-5 business days, time definite

10-15 business days, up to 8 weeks for custom delays

This timeline does not include delay in customs. Since we can not predict how long it will take for the custom clearance, we are not responsible for any shipping delays due to customs. Please look into your customs and import policies prior to placing your order with us. We do recommend for all international orders to order at least 4-6 months in advance to ensure that you will receive your orders in time.


All of the shipping cost does not include custom duty, taxes and brokerage fees.
Taxes, duties and other fees charged by customs are the responsibility of the buyer.

Some guidelines for worldwide shipment:

Shipments to the same address under 1,000 AUD are duty/tax free.

You must pay the 5% GST on items you import into Canada by mail. Note: Clients in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador or Nova Scotia pay 13%.

European Union:
If your order value is less than € 22, you will not be charged any additional costs. If your order value is between € 22 and € 150, the import VAT (7% or 19%) will apply. For orders greater than € 150 you will need to pay both VAT and customs duties.

Since laws may change, the notes above are subject to change at any time and are just rough guidelines provided to assist you in the ordering process.


For all international orders, if we believe that your wedding dates are not within the considerable range of timeline for ordering our invitations, we may decide not to process your order since we want to make sure that you will get your invitation on time. We highly recommend for all international orders that all the wedding invitation order shall be placed at least 6 months in advance of your wedding date.
Additional policies and FAQs

>> I saw the design I like, but I’d like it to be printed with die cut shape, can I have it?

Yes, definitely. All of our wedding invitation is made to order, so any customization is available. Just convo me prior to ordering and I will create a custom listing for you.

>> Can I use belly bands on the die-cut shape invitations?

Well, yes, but it may defeat its purpose to show off your unique cut shape invitations. If you like the idea of having the bellyband function as wrapper to neatly put all your invitation set together, we will suggest with fancy die cut invitations to use a ribbon or strings and a tag instead. It will look absolutely fabulous and still keep all your cards neatly together.

>> Can I get an invitation sample in my wedding colors?

Invitation samples are only available in the pre-printed colors shown online. We do send all the samples with an ink color chart, so you may see what your wedding colors will look like in print. The other thing that help is we do give out free complimentary proof plus 2 round of revision free of charge, so you can see your wedding colors proof online and decide whether you’d like to keep it or change it to other alternative.

>> How much does it cost to mail the wedding invitation?

The postage pricing will depend on the weight of your final assembled invitation suite. We strongly recommend that you check with your local post office for the exact postage of your final assembled invitation before purchasing the stamps.

>> I didn’t order enough and now I need to order more. How will I reorder the invitations?

Once you finalized your previous order, all orders have been processed and shipped, so if you need to reorder, you will need to place a new order. Simply convo me and let me know that you would like to reorder.

Tips: I do suggest that in order to avoid costly re-prints (with the minimum qty and additional shipping cost), it is best to order more invitations than you think you will need. It is definitely more cost effective to order 25 extra up front than to place the new order for 25.

>> What kind of envelopes is included in the price?

All of our invitation and stationery come with standard straight flap natural white envelopes. Premium colored envelopes may be ordered with additional charge.

>> What type of material does your invitation and belly band comes in?

All of our wedding invitations are printed on 120# , 17pt thick and luxurious card stock with eggshell finish, usually reserved for fine stationery. Our wrap bands are also printed on the same card stock and come assembled together with the wedding invitations.

>> How about the liner? Does it come pre-assembled?

Yes, of course. We understand that you are busy and so we are here to help. All of our liners come pre-assembled with the envelope of your choice.

>> Do you offer embellishments on your invitation?

Yes, definitely. We offer quite a number of customization, including layered cards, pocket card, rhinestones, glitters, ribbons, etc. To add this customization, simply convo me for more details.

>> Do you provide a custom design service?

Yes, absolutely. Since we have been creating custom designs for years, we would love to work on your special project. Please contact us at info [!at] for special custom orders with your idea, wedding colors and a designer will contact you for first consultation.

>> Do you offer letterpress printing? How about foil stamp printing?

We now offer letterpress and foil stamp printing for all of our designs. For quotes, please email us at info [!at]