Calligraphers and Stationers Directory
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Harriet Rose Calligraphy & Design212-663-4564; rosecalligraphy.com
Rose offers a broad range of hand-lettering and design options. Her work has been featured in magazines like Martha Stewart Weddings and Brides. From $4 per envelope. By appointment only.
With a wide range of styles and designs, HelloLucky offers free invitation templates and sells an array of paper accessories, such as signs and menu cards.
Inspired Goodness347-529-4116; inspiredgoodness.com
Kimberly Canale draws inspiration from each couple’s dynamic and uses vintage textures and playful typography in her invitations. Her recently luanched wedding collection features 12 original designs and mix-and-match Save the Date cards (From $800 for 100 pieces). By appointment only.
Judith Ness Studio212-348-5863; judithnessstudio.com
Ness’s sophisticated invites showcase custom monograms and elegant calligraphy in a wide variety of styles, from traditional to modern and whimsical. Suites of 100 from $1,100; envelopes from $3.75 each. By appointment only.
Judy Paulen Designs1000 Third Ave., at 59th St., sixth fl., at Bloomingdale's; 212-705-2833; judypaulendesigns.com
The skilled staff at this family-run custom-printing service helps couples reflect their personal taste and style in everything from save-the-date cards to programs. The shop also hosts trunk shows, where customers can meet designers and receive discounts.
Kaleidakolor Calligraphy Studio212-475-1653; kkolorink.com
Margaret Harber has done projects for Montblanc and Cartier, as well as for celebs like Bill Cosby and Ellen Barkin. She specializes in envelope addressing, place cards, custom invitations, and menus. From $4.50 per envelope. By appointment only.
Kate's Paperie188 Lafayette St., nr. Broome St.; 800-809-9880; katespaperie.com
This stationery emporium has long been a go-to resource for downtown hostesses. It stocks collections 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.; 917-390-8385; katiefischerdesign.com
This boutique design studio creates watercolor-inspired, stylish invitations and decorative items for the reception. The team crafted custom seed packets that doubled as escort cards and favors for a recent wedding held in a greenhouse. The signature Story of Us board recounts how a couple fell in love through illustrations and graphic design. Suites of 100 from the KFD Collection start at $1,000 and custom designs start at $2,500. By appointment only.
Laura Ann317-752-1841; lauraannstudio.com
Illustrator Laura Ann Elbogen works couples’ stories into a cohesive stationery suite from soup to nuts, starting with the save the date and ending with framed original art for a wedding keepsake. Her creations evoke an old-world charm with calligraphy and bespoke watercolor motifs. Custom designs start at $1,600.
Lion in the Sun232 Seventh Ave., at 4th St., Park Slope; 718-369-4006; 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 60 lines, including PostScript Brooklyn, a city-centric selection crafted by local artists on all manner of sustainable materials. Invitations range from $6 to $30 each. (ecofriendly)
Committed to designing elegant, fun, and affordable paper goods, this Brooklyn-based studio allows you to customize one of its many eye-catching creations or create something new with the collaboration of its staff. Pricing for 100 digitally printed suites starts at $500; letterpress from $800.
Edgy couples choose this company for its modern-vintage digital stationery. The font, color, and size of invites can be customized. (good value)
Lucky Duck Press347-703-3984; luckyduckletterpress.com
The owner here uses his great-grandfather’s 100-year-old handpress, foot press, and lead type to create stationery. He executes 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. By appointment only. (good value)
This ecoconscious stationery company creates custom work that incorporates jewel-tone dye-cuts and floral replicas. The majority of invitations are printed on a wide selection of recycled paper. From $800 for a suite of 100. (ecofriendly)
Elana Dweck’s graphic-design firm puts an emphasis on stylized personal touches, whether it’s creating a custom motif for an event or hand-assembling the finished invitations. Wedding genealogy charts are especially popular (from $750 for a single print). From $3,000 for a set of 100 invitations.
This web-based stationery boutique features varied paper goods by emerging designers from around the world. Customization options are available.
Mr. Boddington's Studio210 W. 29th St., nr. Seventh Ave., ninth fl.; 212-686-5953; mrboddington.com
The stylish, hand-drawn creations at this cheeky studio integrate vintagey reproductions of mid-century maps, wallpaper patterns, hand-illustrated bicycles, and other playful motifs. Designs can be very chic or downright whimsical, depending on the couple’s sensibility. Prices upon request. By appointment only.
Mrs. John L. Strong699 Madison Ave., nr. 62nd St., 611 Fifth Ave., nr. 49th St., ninth fl., at Saks Fifth Avenue; 212-838-3775; mrsstrong.com
For nearly a century, Mrs. John L. Strong has been designing engraved paper products for weddings and other social events. The shop works with couples on bespoke invitation suites that the staff then produces by hand. Thank-you notes are also available. Prices upon request.
- The Village Invites
20 East 13th Street New York, NY 10003 & 10 East 39th Street New York, NY 10016 ; Tel: 212-220-6199 ; www.villageinvites.com
The Village Invites is an invitation and stationery boutique located in Manhattan, specializing in exquisitely printed and custom designed invitations for any event.