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Nancy Howell Calligraphy


Howell’s specialties include flourished formal copperplate and more contemporary styles. One couple opted to have her Warhola style of calligraphy made into letterpress invitations. Envelopes start at $4.50. By appointment only.

Papél New York

225 Court St., nr. Warren St., Cobble Hill; 718-422-0255;

This friendly, Brooklyn-based boutique carries a mix of modern and classic stationery designs by popular brands, including Oblation Papers & Press, Dabney Lee, Dauphine Press, and Smock. Designs range from playful (think simple sailboats) to elegant (pastel curlicues). Prices upon request.


27 W. 20th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 601; 917-387-4191;

With both letterpress and flat printing available, this studio pumps out fresh, modern designs with a nod to the classics. The adorable blackboard-inspired invitations and illustrated-heart suites are just a few of the highlights. Letterpress suites start at $2,100 for a set of 100; flat-printed suites from $950. By appointment only.

Calligrapher Bryn Chernoff offers custom letterpress invitation suites starting at $2,200 for 100. Couples can also choose from her Ligature collection, which starts at $1,200 for sets of 100.

The company that glamorized the e-invite (and made possible the immediate RSVP) also offers paper options. A recent collaboration with Oscar de la Renta features runway-inspired creations based on the designer’s signature plaid, lace, and embroidery. (eco-friendly)

Paper Source

83 Spring St., nr. Crosby St. (various locations); 646-484-5764;

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 store associates to customize their wedding invitations. Digital printing from $339 to $459 for 100 invites; letterpress from $612 to $742 for 100. (good value)


2157 Broadway, nr. 76th St. (various locations); 212-501-0102;

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 Checkerboard. Prices upon request. (good value)


71-21 Austin St., nr. 71st Rd.; 718-263-2767;

SThis Queens stationer creates classic, traditional, and quirky designs, offering custom invitations, letterpress, pocket folds, silk boxes, and folios. A four-piece letterpress set of 100 invitations starts at $1,100.

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307 W. 54th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 646-652-6922;

Meredith Kurosko and her team design both ready-to-order and custom goods, using a 50-hue color library to create their invites and other paper products. Prices start at $18 per set for the in-house wedding collection and $22 per set for custom invites.

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20 E. 88th St., nr. Madison Ave., Ste. 1A; 917-836-8581;

Debbie Hassan’s store carries a collection of letterpress, engraved, silk-screen, and offset-printed stationery; and she meets with clients to personalize their designs. From $700 for a suite of 100 letterpress invites. By appointment only.

Sesame Letterpress

55 Washington St., nr. Front St., Ste. 706, Dumbo; 646-263-79156;

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). (eco-friendly)

Shindig Invitations

16 W. 23rd St., nr. Fifth Ave., fourth fl.; 917-405-9366;

These designers create luxurious custom 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)

Sue Kakstys


This industry vet works in chancery cursive, an italic hand that dates back to the Italian Renaissance. Envelopes start at $2.50; place cards at $1.50. By appointment only; work samples upon request.


232 3rd St., nr. Third Ave., Ste. E104, Gowanus; 718-596-3520;

This full-service design shop remains true to the letterpress process, but approaches its work with an out-of-the-box sensibility. To wit: They once printed invites using chocolate instead of ink. Print-only two-color invitation suites start at $1,625 for 125 to 150.

Thoughtful Day


A Jonathan Adler alum, Erica Miller comes up with inspired stationery whose cute details and colorful patterns reflect a couple’s story and sensibilities. Custom invites start at $1,900 for a suite of 100. By appointment only.

Liz Bartucci, who works with a range of budgets, offers modern and whimsical handwriting for envelopes, place cards, and other wedding stationery. Prices upon request.


1156 Madison Ave., nr. 86th St.; 212-288-7235;

Choose from brands like 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.

The Village Invites

10 E. 39th St., nr. Fifth Ave., second fl.; 20 E. 13th St., nr. University Pl., second fl.; 212-220-6199;

More than 60 brand portfolios are available here, including invites by Spark, Bella Figura, Vera Wang, and Dauphine. It also offers engraved and silk-screened options. From $900 for a four-piece suite of 100. By appointment only.

This stationer stocks hundreds of designs and styles and offers a wide range of printing techniques—think letterpress, engravings, foil stamping, and thermography. From $179 for a suite of 100. (good value)

From the Summer 2014 New York Wedding Guide


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