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Elana Dweck’s graphic-design firm puts an emphasis on personal touches, whether it’s working with clients to create a custom motif for their 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 unique and varied paper goods by emerging designers from around the world. Customization options are available, and the company provides a free proof before sending your invites to press.
MirrorMirror Designs105 Broad St., nr. Water St., third fl.; 212-431-7776; mirrormirrordesigns.com
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 does Chantilly lace cutouts and engraved Manhattan skylines. Prices start at $150 for 25 cards. Custom invites, cake toppers, and centerpieces also available.mrboddington.com
The stylish, hand-drawn creations at this cheeky studio combine high-end materials, such as satin and combed silk, with vintage-y reproductions of mid-century maps, wallpaper patterns, nostalgic hand-illustrated bicycles, and other motifs. Designs can be very chic or downright whimsical, depending on the couple’s sensibility. Prices upon request. By appointment only.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 to design a bespoke invitation suite that the staff then produces by hand. In addition to invitations, the staff can also design thank-you notes. Prices upon request.papelnewyork.com
This Brooklyn-based stationery boutique carries a mix of modern and classic designs by popular brands, including Oblation Papers & Press, Lilywillow Papers, Dauphine Press, and Smock.
Paper+Cup Design888-405-8772; papercupdesign.com
With both letterpress and flat printing available, this studio pumps out fresh, modern designs with a nod to the classics. A highlight: the adorable blackboard-inspired invites. Letterpress suites start at $2,100 for a set of 100; flat-printed suites from $800.
Calligrapher Bryn Chernoff offers custom-letterpress invitation suites starting at $2,600 for 100. Couples who want to save time and money without sacrificing Chernoff’s expert hand-lettering can choose from five suites in her new Ligature weddings collection, starting at $1,950 for sets of 100.
Quite possibly the greenest invitations on the market, these e-invites allow for immediate RSVPs. The company is partnering with a number of high-end stationers to create exclusive designs. (ecofriendly)
Paper Source83 Spring St., nr. Crosby St.; (various locations); 646-484-5764; paper-source.com
You’ll want to spend hours browsing in this paper haven, which offers an array of simple, classic designs as well as edgier stationery. Couples can also work with in-house designers to create custom suites ($50 per hour for design). Digital printing from $200 to $400 for 100 invites; letterpress from $600 to $1,000 for 100. (good value)papyrusonline.com
Specializing in high-quality custom printing and engraving, this ubiquitous chain’s outposts sell traditional invitations from a variety of stationers, including Crane & Co., William Arthur, and Checker-board. Prices upon request. (good value)
Petite Fête72-11 Austin St., nr. 71st Rd., Ste. 201, Forest Hills, Queens; 718-263-2767; petite-fete.com
This stationer creates classic, traditional, and creative designs, offering custom invitations, letterpress, pocket folds, silk boxes, and folios. A four-piece letterpress set of 100 invitations starts at $1,100.
Use your monogram, a themed illustration, or photograph to personalize your invitation postage. Customize your image online and choose the exact postage amount you need.
After signing up for a free account, this site allows you to gather and organize mailing addresses into a virtual address book. Friends and family can submit their information directly to your private account. Additional site features allow you to print labels and export contacts using Excel.
Regas307 W. 54th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 646-652-6922; regasstudio.com
This studio uses a 50-hue color library to create its invites and other paper products. Meredith Kurosko and her team design both ready-to-order and custom goods. Prices start at $18 per set for premade stationery and $22 per set for custom invites.
R.S.V.P. Today20 E. 88th St., nr. Madison Ave., Ste. 1A; 917-836-8581; rsvptodaynyc.com
Owner Debbie Hassan will meet with clients by appointment to personalize their paper. Her store carries a collection of letterpress, engraved, silk-screen, and offset-printed stationery. From $700 for a suite of 100 letterpress invites.sesameletterpress.com
The married duo behind this Brooklyn-based press started printing wedding invitations shortly after their own nuptials. Sesame uses Victorian-era machines and paper made from recovered cotton fibers. Packages start at $1,100 for 100 invites, with optional direction cards ($300) and reception cards ($300). (ecofriendly)
ShinDig Invitations16 W. 23rd St., nr. Fifth Ave., fourth fl.; 917-405-9366; shindiginvites.com
These designers create luxurious custom-designed invitations (plus related products like menus, signage, and place cards) using ecofriendly papers and soy- or vegetable-based inks. From $2,000 for a suite of 100. By appointment only. (ecofriendly)swayspace.com
This full-service design shop remains true to the letterpress process but approaches its work with an out-of-the-box sensibility. The team designs well-tailored invitations for couples who don’t want a traditional template. Two-color invitation suites start at $1,625 for 125 to 150.thoughtfulday.com
Jonathan Adler alum Erica Miller works with every couple to create inspired wedding stationery full of whimsical details and colorful patterns. She also offers custom stationery and welcome totes. Custom invites start at $1,900 for a suite of 100.
Venture1156 Madison Ave., nr. 86th St.; 212-288-7235; ventureonmadison.com
Choose from Crane & Co., Vera Wang, and more at this full-service stationer. Make your selection, then customize the printing method. There are also monogrammed napkins, coasters, and matches available. Hand-engraving is $25 per line.villageinvites.com
More than 60 brand portfolios are available here, including invites by Spark, Bella Figura, Vera Wang, and Moon Tree Letterpress. The Village Invites offers engraved and silk-screened options too. From $770 for 100 letterpress invitations.
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.