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par avion design | 778.317.5990 | info <at> paraviondesign <dot> com
Online studio (physically located in Vancouver, BC, Canada)



What is included in a typical custom invitation order?
What is your minimum order?
Do you ship to the US and overseas? What are your shipping rates?
Do I have to send Save the Dates?
What are the prices of your invitations?
Should I order extra invitations and envelopes?
What sets you apart from other invitation companies?
Do you have a print catalog?
What is your return policy?
Where are you located?
What does par avion mean?


Typically, custom invitation sets include the following:

Custom Invitation (including any accent pieces used in the invitation such as embellishments, ribbon, etc.)
Standard RSVP card
Standard outer envelope
Standard RSVP envelope

You may also choose to order additional items such as reception cards, maps, place cards, table cards, programs, menus, personalized booklets, etc. to coordinate with your invitations. Invitations come fully assembled, unless otherwise specified.

We also offer envelope/address printing! Addresses are printed in fonts that coordinate with the stationery item that is housed inside, to tie the overall look of the package together and make it a cohesive, lovely little package.


We believe that everyone should have unique, custom stationery, regardless of the size of the event! Therefore, we accept orders in increments of five, with a low minimum order quantity of 30 invitations/sets. We are happy to accommodate small, intimate events - or grand affairs!


Absolutely - international clients are more than welcome! We often work with clients who are located in other parts of the world. We can ship anywhere; shipping charges are additional and are based on the size and weight of your final order. We will provide you with a shipping quote alongside the quote for your order, and don't worry - we always keep shipping costs as low as possible. A little bonus - orders shipped to addresses outside of British Columbia are tax-exempt!


Save the Dates are becoming increasingly popular because of guests’ busy schedules, but it's entirely up to you whether or not you'd like to send them! They provide advance notice of your event, which is especially important if your wedding date falls on or around any holidays or if you’re having a destination wedding that will require many of your friends and family to travel to your wedding location.

Save the Dates allow your guests to have plenty of time to make the appropriate arrangements (i.e request time off from work, make hotel and/or airfare reservations, etc.) so that they can celebrate your special day with you. Save the dates are generally mailed anywhere between 6 months to a year before your wedding day. If you are having a destination wedding, try to give your guests as much advance notification as possible.

Your guests will appreciate the advance notice and are sure to get excited when they receive a custom designed Save the Date for your wedding – a sneak peek of the special event to follow!


Due to the high level of personalization of our designs, pricing is individual. Our custom invitation sets generally start in the $5-$6/set range. However, that said, we are able to work with any reasonable budget; basically, how it works is this - you tell us what your budget is, and we'll design around it! We'll choose papers, embellishments, etc. based on the budget you give us. If your budget is tight, there are numerous ways to cut costs, without compromising quality or style. Do keep in mind that you will be getting a custom invitation set - unique for you and your event - and it will be worth every penny!

We believe that everyone should have access to beautiful, customized stationery, should they want it. We will gladly work with you to design an amazing custom invitation, on your budget.

Orders shipped to addresses within British Columbia are subject to 7% sales tax. Orders shipped to addresses outside of British Columbia are exempt from sales tax.


Be sure to order more than you think you’ll need! A good rule of thumb is to order 10-15 percent more. Guest lists often change at the last minute – be prepared! It is much better to have leftover invites than to have to reorder more (be sure to order extras for yourself too).

When preparing your guest list, keep these pointers in mind:

Married couples require only one invitation
Families with children (under 18) require only one invitation
Children over 18 (who still live at home) should receive their own invitation
Friends who reside at the same address should receive separate invitations


Our designs are custom – meaning that we work one-on-one with each client and create the perfect design for them. Each design is from scratch – we don’t offer pre-designed options and simply add in your event information when you place an order. Your invitations will be unique to your event, and are sure to impress your guests - so if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind design, you’ve come to the right place. Furthermore, we strive to produce the best quality invitations possible - we use the best materials possible, as we believe that quality is of utmost importance. Our invitations are generally not just printed pieces of card, but rather they include unique elements such as embellishments, eyelets, satin ribbon, unique textured papers, etc. Our invitations are hand-crafted, not mass-produced.

We work closely with our clients and want them to be involved in the design process as much as they'd like to be; we're very understanding of your needs/wants/preferences and will do everything in our power to ensure that you end up with a design that you absolutely LOVE. We're not happy until you're happy!

We've been in business for over 9 years and have assisted countless clients with their invitation/stationery needs; we have a great reputation and go above and beyond for our clients.


Our website and Facebook page act as our catalog; new designs will be regularly showcased on these pages, so be sure to check back often. Please keep in mind that our online portfolios contain just a very small sampling of our work – the sky is the limit when it comes to design ideas!


Due to the customized nature of our products, all sales are final. Please check your final proof carefully before approving it, as we are not responsible for any errors made by the client and do not offer refunds or reprints free of charge should errors occur (after receiving the client's approval of their final proof).


Our physical studio is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As we're an online studio, we do not have a storefront shop/studio that is open to the public. However, we often work with clients from all different areas of the world! Consultations and communications with clients are conducted primarily via email. We keep our clients fully informed throughout the entire design process (ie. sending images of samples, etc), so please don't hesitate to contact us just because we're not located in the same city or country! If you're still uncertain about working with/ordering from an online studio, references are available upon request.


par avion is French for “by air” or “by air mail”. I chose par avion design as the name for this company, as it was during my honeymoon in France that I vowed to make my dream to start a custom stationery design company a reality! It is also a fitting name because invitations are most often sent via mail and I have a special fondness for designing stationery for destination weddings (and destination weddings often involve air travel).

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