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This Upper East Side stationer, which has been around since 1878, is one of the world’s last remaining companies to use painstaking old-school engraving techniques. Suites of 100 start at $2,300.doublehappinesscreations.com
This tiny design studio frequently incorporates striking non-paper elements such as silver grommets, pressed flower petals, and bamboo in its invitation suites (from $19). The staff specializes in bilingual weddings, for which it uses traditional elements, foil stamps, and imported materials.
East Six580 Broadway, nr. Prince St., Ste. 902; 212-665-4846; eastsix.com
Founded by childhood friends with degrees between them in photography, fine arts, advertising, and graphic design, East Six infuses each invitation with the couple’s story. Existing designs start at $1,500 and custom suites of 100 at $2,000.
Ellen Weldon Design, LLC222 Fifth Ave., nr. 26th St., fourth fl.; 212-925-4483; weldondesign.com
With more than twenty-five years of experience as a couture-invitation designer and calligrapher, Weldon can create everything from classic designs on Italian stock to silk-screened prints on dried Egyptian papyrus leaves. She will even invent a font upon request. Suites start at $30 each and include an outer envelope, invitation, and reply card and envelope.
Foxy & Winston392 Van Brunt St., nr. Dikeman St., Red Hook; 718-928-4855; foxyandwinston.com
Originally from England, designer Jane Buck translates her experience as a fashion-textile maker and printmaker into her custom letterpress creations. From $1,440 for 100 two-color invitations.greenwichletterpress.com
Sisters Amy Swanson’s and Beth Salvini’s print shop emanates Old World charm and focuses on high-end stationery. Their letterpresses are powered with 100 percent wind energy, and all the design and production is done in-house. A set of 100 custom-printed invitations starts at $440. (ecofriendly/good value)
With a wide range of styles and designs, Hello!Lucky can fully customize invites, save-the-dates, and much more. It also offers free invitation templates and sells an array of paper accessories, such as signs and menu cards.idoinvitations.com
Coe’s stationery designs feature both original illustrations and commissioned calligraphy. She will also create save-the-dates, place cards, menus, and programs, and coordinates with the wedding decorator to ensure continuity. Prices upon request. By appointment only.
Kimberly Canale draws on family legends and heirlooms in her work, often incorporating lockets, handkerchiefs, and genealogy graphics into invitations. The focus here is on custom letterpress and engraving services, but offset printing is also available. From $2,200 for a suite of 100 invites.judypaulendesigns.com
The skilled staff at this family-run design service will help couples reflect their personal taste and style in everything from save-the-date cards to thank-you notes. The shop also hosts trunk shows, where customers can meet designers and receive discounts.katespaperie.com
This stationery emporium has long been a go-to resource for downtown hostesses. It stocks selections of invites from big-name designers like Crane & Co., Julie Holcomb, and Vera Wang, as well as boutique companies like Elum. (good value)
Katie Fischer Design16 W. 23rd St., nr. Fifth Ave., fourth fl.; 917-714-2957; katiefischerdesign.com
This studio creates watercolor-inspired, ethereal invitations and reception details. The team recently crafted custom seed packets that doubled as escort cards and favors for a recent wedding held in a greenhouse. The signature “Story of Us” piece recounts how a couple fell in love through illustrations and pictures. Ready-to-order suites of 100 start at $1,000; custom designs range from $2,500 to $5,000. By appointment only.
Lehr and Black312 Eleventh Ave., nr. 30th St., Ste. 17L; 212-290-8182; lehrandblack.com
Known for its custom work and attention to detail, this go-to stationery and décor-design company for many A-listers (the staff has designed invitations for Britney Spears) just opened a NYC location. Pricing upon request, with a minimum order of $3,500.lioninthesunps.com
The in-house graphic designers and illustrators at this cozy Brooklyn storefront are known for their playful design sensibility. The shop stocks more than 50 lines, including PostScript Brooklyn, a city-centric selection crafted by local artists on all manner of sustainable materials, including recycled cotton and paper. Invitations range from $4 to $30 each. (ecofriendly)
Committed to designing elegant, fun, and affordable save-the-dates, invitations, announcements, programs, and more, this Brooklyn-based studio allows you to customize one of its many unique designs, or the staff will work with you to create something new. Pricing for 100 digitally printed suites starts at $500; letterpress from $800.
Budget-conscious couples choose this company for its modern-vintage stationery that comes in two printing options (digital or DIY). Font, color, and size of invites can be customized. All orders include an initial proof and two rounds of changes at no extra cost. (good value)
Lucky Duck Press347-703-3984; luckyduckletterpress.com
The owner here uses his great-grandfather’s 100-year-old hand and foot presses and lead type to create unique wedding stationery. He can execute such varied designs as an Arts-and-Crafts–style invite with a purple-and-green hyacinth border, and one printed with an old-fashioned image of dancing guests. The press also offers stock designs that can be hand-set with metal or wood type. From $550 for a suite of 100.
This ecoconscious stationery company creates custom work that incorporates jewel-tone dye-cuts and floral replicas. It also offers a wide selection of recycled paper. From $800 for a suite of 100. (ecofriendly)
From the Summer 2013 New York Wedding Guide
- Alpine Creative Group
30 East 33rd Street New York, NY 10016 ; Tel: 212-989-4198 ; www.alpinecreativegroup.com
Established in 1987, Alpine Creative Group creates high-end custom invitations for celebrities and sophisticated clientele. Alpine combines old-world craftsmanship with cutting-edge design, providing clients with service and quality unmatched in the industry. All work is produced in-house.
- MirrorMirror Designs
105 Broad Street, Floor 3 New York, NY 10004 ; Tel: 212-431-7776 ; www.MirrorMirrorDesigns.com
Our mission is to bring luxury laser cut wedding invitations and other products to a variety of brides. Our products are designed for those who love detail, beauty and understand elegance.
- Paper Presentation
23 West 18th Street New York, NY 10016 ; Tel: 212-463-7035 ; www.paperpresentation.com
Printing- DIY invitations- Wedding Accessories, Paper & Envelopes-Stationery- Laser cutting- Custom service such as: cutting, scoring, hole punching, round corner, perforating – Pocket Invitations, labels, Tags, Gifts & gift-wraps, craft supplies, Guest books.
- The Village Invites
20 East 13th Street New York, NY 10003 10 East 39th Street New York, NY 10016 ; Tel: 212-220-6195 // 212-220-6199 ; www.villageinvites.com
This boutique is a real gem. You will discover how easy and fun it is to choose the perfect invitation. Talented designers will give you undivided attention in bringing your ideas to life on paper.