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  Wedding Stationery for the modern couple

 

A Fabulous Fete specializes in simple and unique pieces that are always accented with handcrafted touches to ensure your stationery stands out from the crowd.

 
 
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Custom suites

If you love the look of our semi-custom work, but want something created just for you, we love working with our couples to bring their vision to life. Let us take your inspiration and ideas and create a wedding suite completely unique to you.

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semi-custom suites

Our signature suites that have been designed in advance to give you a custom look in less time. All suites are customized with hand lettered details and color options to make it your own. Click through to browse our collection.

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day-of details

After we’ve sent out the invites and your guests are excited to celebrate with you, let us coordinate the details for your wedding celebration. We create everything from escort cards to menus. Day-of packages can be tailored to align with the look of your suite.

 
 
 
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Save the dates

Before the invites are sent, be sure to set the tone of your big day and more importantly, secure the date with your guests. Start with a save the date that flows seamlessly with your custom wedding suite or any of our semi-custom invitation options.

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personal keepsakes

Don’t forget the small details that you will keep forever. Things like vow books are not only gorgeous in photos, they will be something that you and your partner can look back at for years to come. Browse our shop for ready made items or email us if you have something in mind.

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guest extras

Having an out of town wedding or just want to give your guests a little extra love? We can create everything from thank you cards for afterwards or welcome packages that start the festivities off on the right foot. Email us below to start an inquiry.

 
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Envelope Addressing

Don’t stop at your invitation. Continue your vision all the way to the envelope. We offer addressing services in and on almost any color so that they blend seamlessly with your suite. You can inquire about envelope addressing with your suite, or submit a form by clicking below if you are only looking for envelopes.

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Vintage Stamp Sourcing

Let us source a collection of vintage and current stamps that compliment both your design and the hand addressing on the outside of your envelopes. It’s a simple touch that can add big impact to even the most basic envelopes. Inquire below.

 

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Our Process

 

Step One

Order a sample pack or send over an email. We offer sample packs for all of our semi-custom suites so that you can see them in person and feel the quality. If you’d rather get going and aren’t worried about samples, fill out one of our forms to get a quote started. For our semi-custom suites, each one has it’s own inquiry form so we know which one you are interested in as soon as the inquiry hits our inbox. Looking for a custom suite? We have a form for that here as well. Our forms help us gather all of your information up front so that we can get a quote over to you as quickly as possible.


step two

So you’ve decided on a suite and you have your quote that is tailored to all of the details that you have requested. Next, we send over a contract and invoice that outline every piece of your project. Send over your signed contract and deposit and we get started right away!


step three

Next we order all of the supplies for your project and custom lettering for your suite is started. You’ll receive your first proof approximately 2 weeks after your contract start date. With your proof, we send two response forms; one approves the suite to print and the second sends revision notes back to us. 


step four

If revisions are needed, we’ll have your final proof to you 3-5 business days after we receive your revision notes and clarify any questions we have.


step five

After we receive approval on your suite we prep all of your design pieces to print and send them out! Printing takes about 5-7 days for flat printing and 10-12 days for specialty printing (foil, letterpress, etc.). If you chose to add assembly or addressing to your order we’ll begin that process as soon as all necessary design pieces have arrived from our vendors & printers. We typically incorporate 7-10 business days for return & RSVP address printing and 2 weeks for envelope addressing to your timeline.

 
 
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Our stationery Team

 
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Lauren Saylor

Founder, Design Director and Hand Letterer of the AFF Signature Style on our designs.

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Kimi Domino

Project Manager (aka your best friend and main contact throughout this process).


 
 

a few more things…

 
 
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we love paper,

but we also love our planet

  • Almost all of the paper we use is recycled or tree free

  • 5% of all stationery proceeds are donated to The National Forest Foundation that aids in reforestation.

  • You are supporting wildfire recovery, improving water quality, mitigating climate change, and so much more. 

  • As these trees you helped plant grow, they’ll help global climate change, and ensure wildlife have healthy places to live.  

  • With every 2 trees planted, you help to remove 1 ton of CO2 from the atmosphere over the life of those trees.


We hate hidden fees as much as you do

We offer free standard shipping to all of our wedding clients so that you don’t receive any surprises at the end of our time together. What you see on your invoice is what you pay (unless of course there are any changes along the way).

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FAQ

What is a semi-custom suite?

A semi-custom design is one that we have pre-designed for you. We have options ranging from suites that have fixed calligraphy (ie. no custom lettering, shorter timelines, and more cost effective options!) to suites that we hand letter all of your details for you. When you purchase a semi-custom design, this means everything stays as originally designed with the only customization being the lettering and text/paper colors. This helps up keep the cost down for you, while still being able to purchase a wedding suite with hand lettered elements.


What is a custom design?

Custom designs are a way for you to collaborate with us and create a one of a kind suite for you and your partner. Our process goes a little something like this; We set up a call to chat about your inspiration, ideas, or any details you want to incorporate. Once we have an idea of the direction you are wanting to go with the suite, our next step is working with you to build a moodboard to showcase our ideas for you. With the moodboard, we also send over some concept sketches to make sure you are in love with our vision. After reviewing that together, and with your go ahead to get designing, we then start the hand lettered elements, illustrations, and sourcing special touches. Finally we assemble and build your suite that we ship to you for the final send off. (click on the “let’s chat” button above to learn more!)


What does the price on the semi-custom suites include?

Most options listed on our semi-custom page include custom hand lettering (if applicable), design, printing and plain envelopes. You can add additional items such as envelope addressing, maps and accommodation cards when filling out the form in your desired suite.


Can I change the color of the suites you have listed in your shop?

Yes! All color on lettering, text, and paper (in most cases) is customizable. If there are any additional fees for a color change, they will be clearly explained in the invitation listings.


Will I see a proof of my invitation?

Of course! We provide an initial proof and one round of revisions. We only provide a digital proof and are not able to provide hard copies at this time. However, we have sample packs that you can purchase to see different paper types, printing types and envelopes.


How does printing work?

In the Semi-Custom Suite listings, you will see pricing that includes standard CMYK Printing, letterpress or foil on either smooth or textured paper. Please read the description as that will outline all details on how that specific suite will be printed. 

For Custom suites, we offer almost all types of printing and will prepare a custom quote after we have enough information from you about your design.


Do you hand letter every single invitation?

No, your details are lettered and illustrated several times. Once we finalize (internally) the best option for your suite, it is turned into a digital file and laid out in our design program. This way we can easily update colors, font sizes, placement, etc. Once approved, we send this to print. 

Only items including variable data like outer envelopes and place cards are hand lettered individually.


Do you offer envelope printing?

We offer return address printing as well as printing of your RSVP envelopes. We offer hand lettering options for the guest’s names and addresses.


How long does your process take?

Lead-times for suites will vary depending on the amount of hand lettering, your order quantity, the printing method and if you have added on envelope addressing. For a standard digitally printed suite, you can expect a lead-time of 4-5 weeks. For something more complicated, letterpress for example, lead-times range at about 8-10 weeks.


Can I rush my order?

Please email us first, in some cases rush orders can be accommodated for an additional 25%.


Are envelopes included?

Yes! All pricing in our semi-custom listings includes blank outer and reply envelopes. You can add guest addressing, return address printing and reply envelope printing for an additional cost.