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Harriet Rose Calligraphy & Design


Fine artist 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, 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.

Inspired Goodness


Kimberly Canale draws inspiration from each couple’s dynamic and uses vintage textures and playful typography in her invitations. The focus here is on custom letterpress and flat printing, but offset printing is also available. From $2,200 for a suite of 100 invites. 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 and whimsical. Suites of 100 from $1,100; envelopes from $3.75 each. By appointment only.

Judy Paulen Designs

1000 Third Ave., at 59th St., sixth fl., at Bloomingdale's; 212-705-2833;

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 Studio


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 Paperie

435 Broome St., nr. Broadway; 800-809-9880;

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 Design

16 W. 23rd St., nr. Fifth Ave., fourth fl.; 917-714-2957;

This studio creates watercolor-inspired, ethereal invitations and decorative items for the reception. 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.

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 PostScript Brooklyn, a city-centric selection crafted by local artists on all manner of sustainable materials. Invitations range from $6 to $30 each. (eco-friendly)

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 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 digital stationery. The font, color, and size of invites can be customized. (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 $550 for a suite of 100. By appointment only.

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. (eco-friendly)


377 Sterling Pl., nr. Underhill Ave., Ste. 1, Prospect Heights; 646-248-7823;

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. By appointment only.

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

MirrorMirror Designs

105 Broad St., nr. Water St., third fl.' 212-431-7776;

Specializing in laser-cut wedding invitations, this design studio transforms fine paper, card stock, and unconventional materials like wood, mirror, or acrylic into intricate designs. It also creates Chantilly-lace cutouts and engraved Manhattan skylines. Prices start at $150 for 25 cards. Custom invites, cake toppers, and centerpieces are also available. (good value)

Mr. Boddington's Studio

210 W. 29th St., nr. Seventh Ave., ninth fl.; 212-686-5953;

The stylish, hand-drawn creations at this cheeky studio integrate vintagey reproductions of mid-century maps, wallpaper patterns, hand-illustrated bicycles, and other whimsical 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., 611 Fifth Ave., nr. 49th St., ninth fl., at Saks Fifth Avenue; 212-838-3775;

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.

From the Winter 2014 New York Wedding Guide


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