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Alpine Creative Group

30 E. 33rd St., near Madison Ave.; 212-989-4198;; By appointment only

With a high-quality inventory, Alpine has worked with the likes of Ellen Degeneres and Ivana Trump. From the necessary (sets of invitations, thank-you notes, RSVP cards, and envelopes) to the elaborate (beveled-edge menus with hand-calligraphed guest names), almost everything is produced in-house. Prices vary; Alpine never charges a design fee.

Arthur's Invitations & Prints

13 E. 13th St., near Fifth Ave.; 732-899-9858;

This full-service, Union Square-area emporium features personal consultants and custom-printed suites. In-house calligraphers and graphic designers make sure that couples find what they want among the plethora of options-otherwise, they’ll do special orders. Prices range from $700 to $5,000 for a set of 100 four-piece invitations.

Bernard Maisner Calligraphy & Fine Stationary


Maisner, a professional calligrapher, is lauded for his ornate writing; beautiful, decorative detailing; and high-quality paper. His work is refined but also exudes personality. Services include calligraphy, design, and full-service engraving. Engraved wedding sets start around $3,000 for 100. Hand-addressed envelopes cost $3 to $5 per line.

Bowne & Co., Stationers

211 Water St., near Fulton St.; 212-748-8651

This quaint, nineteenth-century-style print shop uses letterpresses dating as far back as 1844 to make custom stationery and invitations. Announcement cards ($375 for 50), four-piece invitations ($1,100 for 100), and reception cards ($245 for 100) are all printed on Crane & Co. paper.

Buchanan-Smith LLC

325 W. 38th St., nr Eighth Ave., Ste. 1502; 646-472-5099;

Founder Peter Buchanan-Smith searches for the "uncommon beauty of common things" in each of his lively designs. Well-established in the graphic-design world-Buchanan-Smith has served as creative director for Paper Magazine and won a Grammy for his design of a Wilco album-he recently started bringing his fresh ideas to the world of invitations. Prices upon request.


653 Fifth Ave., at 52nd St.; 212-466-3400;

Couples love Cartier’s Social Stationery, which harks back to Jazz Age glamour. For weddings, the style is classic, conservative, and very high-end (they only offer engraving). Prices upon request

Ceci New York

130 W. 23rd St., nr. Sixth Ave., second fl.; 212-989-0695;

At this award-winning studio, brides can choose from more than 60 ready-to-order designs from the new White Label collection, or meet with owner-designer Lisa Hoffman for made-to-order personalized invitations. A set of 100 four-piece invitations starts at $1,500 for ready-to-order, and $2,200 for couture designs.

Get whimsical and clean letterpress invitations-a delight to those bored with formal design houses-from this former Kate Spade designer.

Crane & Co. Papermakers

59 W. 49th St., at Rockefeller Plaza; 212-582-6829;

This Massachusetts-based company, which produces the paper for U.S. currency, has been making top-notch traditional cotton stationery for more than 200 years. Crafty couples love Crane’s DIY blank program kits, which come with pre-scored, pre-drilled cards and sheets tied with ribbon. From about $750 for 100 engraved wedding invitations and response cards.


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