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Harriet Rose Calligraphy & Design

825 West End Ave., nr. 100th St., Ste. 15E; 212-663-4564;

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.

Inspired Goodness


Kimberly Canale draws inspiration from each couple’s dynamic and uses vintage textures and playful typography in her invitations. Her recently launched wedding collection features 12 original designs and mix-and-match save-the-date cards. Invitations start at $2,200. By appointment only.

Judith Ness Studio


Ness’s sophisticated invites showcase custom monograms and elegant calligraphy in a wide variety of styles, from traditional to modern. Suites of 100 from $1,750; envelopes from $1.50 each. By appointment only.

Kaleidakolor Calligraphy Studio

201 E. 17th St., nr. Third Ave. 212-475-1653;

Margaret Harber has done projects for Montblanc and Cartier, as well as several high-profile clients. She specializes in envelope addressing, place cards, custom invitations, and menus. From $3.50 per envelope. By appointment only.

Katie Fischer Design

16 W. 23rd St., nr. Fifth Ave., fourth fl.; 212-390-8385;

This boutique design studio creates stylish watercolor-inspired 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 $1,350, and custom designs start at $2,800. By appointment only.

Laura Ann


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 $2,000.

Lion in the Sun

232 Seventh Ave., at 4th St., Park Slope; 718-369-4006;

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 its exclusive PostScript Brooklyn, a city-centric selection crafted by local artists. Invitations from $6. (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 vintage-style stationery: Designs can be downloaded as PDFs, which can be printed at home or through a professional print shop. From $5. (good value)

Lucky Duck Press


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 $600 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)

This web-based stationery boutique features varied paper goods by emerging designers from around the world. Customization options are available.

Mr. Boddington's Studio

594 Dean St., nr. Carlton Ave., Flatbush; 347-815-5919;

The stylish, hand-drawn creations at this cheeky studio integrate vintage-inspired 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. Strong

699 Madison Ave., nr. 62nd St.; 212-838-3775;

For nearly a century, Mrs. John L Strong has been designing hand-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.


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