Why do you charge $50 for your consultations?

Not all wedding invitation boutiques are the same. When you come to Fat Cat Paperie, you will sit one-on-one with a highly trained specialist who will give you their undivided attention… no distractions, no phones ringing. She will sit with you for a full hour to talk about your vision for your event. AND, the $50 fee gets applied to your save the date, invitation or day-of stationery order.

All of the other invitation places I’ve spoken with don’t charge a fee. Why should I pay to meet with you?

Fair question, we get it. We decided long and hard before we decided to start charging a fee. After 13 years in business on Long Island, we are grateful to say we have built quite a reputation, and lots of people want to meet with us. But that said, we have limited time slots for appointments, and want to be sure that those who seek us out are serious about wanting to work with us.

We so dearly value the quality of service we provide, and we’re committed to offering this level of personalized attention to all of our clients. And it’s not about being compensated for our time, it’s about the value we bring to you. When you sit with a Fat Cat designer, you will be educated on different print techniques, design styles and on what things cost. She will listen and discuss with you your vision of your event, and she’ll offer you ideas and insights that will hopefully leave you excited and inspired (which is always our goal.)

The people who work best with us are those who value what we value:

  • Attention to detail
  • High quality design and paper
  • Highly personalized service

In order to work with people like you, we need to charge the fee so we can give you the service that you deserve.

If I come in for an invitation consultation, and I decide not to order right away, can I come back at a future date and apply the $50 to my order?

YES, but the $50 can only be applied to any stationery for the event you came to the initial consultation to discuss. For instance, if you met with us to discuss your wedding, and a year later you want to order birth announcements, in this scenario the $50 cannot be applied. However, if you came in to discuss wedding invitations, but ended up purchasing them elsewhere (which we can’t image why you would, but if you did…), you can use the $50 towards any day-of stationery for your wedding day (such as programs, escort cards, menus, thank you notes, etc.) when you spend $800 or more.

What if I don’t order from you?

We can’t image why you wouldn’t, but even if you chose not to, you will have still walked away with valuable information about design styles, paper and pricing, that you can go elsewhere with confidence knowing more about what’s available and what things cost.

Here's what some Fat Cat clients have to say about working with us...


 5/5  Reviewed by Rita S

We had an amazing experience working with Fat Cat. They are warm, caring, creative, responsive, helpful professionals. The invitations were gorgeous; we were still getting compliments at the reception. We were so happy with the invitations that we ordered all of our day of stationery from them as well. They took our vision and turned it into an even better reality. All of our proofs were ready ahead of schedule and they handled all the details that made our invitations so special. They were a pleasure to work with. They helped us set the tone for a perfect day. I can’t wait to have a reason to use them again.


 5/5  Reviewed by Suzanne J

Where to begin? From the first meeting with Tara at Fat Cat I knew I made the right choice. She and the team are so knowledgeable about their products and after listening to you and your vision, will make pointed suggestions to help you nail your invitation suite. They will work within your budget strategically to create a one of a kind, beautifully crafted product and maximize its impact for your event announcement. They truly deliver a personal experience and it feels like you’re their only client. The team at Fat Cat uses an online platform for communication of design and proof approval, making the process quick and painless. They are consummate professionals and communication is always timely and effective. When problems or challenges arise, they are communicated and resolved quickly, with no hassle. My invitations were the physical representation of both my fiancé and I and conveyed the style of our day perfectly. That is what you can expect when you decide to work with Fat Cat. They do not disappoint and you won’t regret choosing to work with them.


Over-scheduled? Live out of town? Just don’t feel like changing out of your sweatpants to attend another wedding appointment? WE GET IT. We offer video consultations to make your life easier. And, it’s also a great way to work with a bunch of key family members who can’t be in the same place at the same time.

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