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Nancy Howell Calligraphy


Howell’s specialties include flourished formal copperplate and more contemporary styles and span everything from save-the-dates to place cards. Envelopes start at $4.50. By appointment only.

Papél New York

225 Court St., at 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, and Smock Paper. Designs range from playful (watercolor designs) to elegant (letterpress printing, foil stamping). Prices upon request.

Paper+Cup Design

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. They specialize in custom letterpress, engraving, and foil stamping. Prices upon request. By appointment only.

Calligrapher Bryn Chernoff offers custom letterpress invitation suites starting at $2,800 for 100. Couples can also choose from her Ligature collection, which starts at $1,250 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. (ecofriendly)

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 for 100 four-piece suites; letterpress from $685 for 100 four-piece suites. (good value)


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

Specializing in high-quality custom printing, this ubiquitous chain’s outposts sell invitations from a variety of stationers, including Crane & Co., William Arthur, and Checkerboard. Prices upon request. (good value)


71-21 Austin St., Ste. 201, Forest Hills.; 718-263-2767;

This 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.


147 W. 25th St., nr. Sixth Ave., eighth fl. ; 646-652-6922;

Meredith Kurosko and her team design both ready-to-order and custom goods, combining fine-printing techniques with hand-lettering and bespoke embellishments. Prices start at $18 per set for the in-house wedding collection and $25 per set for custom invites.

RSVP Today

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 invitations, 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; 347-768-8177;

The married duo behind this Brooklyn-based press started printing wedding invitations shortly after their own nuptials. Sesame uses Victorian-era machines and tree-free paper. Packages start at $1,100 for 100 invites, with optional direction cards ($300) and reception cards ($300). By appointment only. (ecofriendly)

Shindig Bespoke

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

Jill Ryder creates luxurious custom invitations (plus related products such as menus, signage, and place cards) using ecofriendly papers whenever possible. From $2,500 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. A basic suite of two-color letterpress invitations starts at $1,550 for 125 (includes printed envelopes).

Thoughtful Day


A Jonathan Adler alum, Erica Miller comes up with 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 offers modern and whimsical handwriting for envelopes, place cards, and other wedding stationery. Prices upon request.


1189 Lexington Ave., at 81st St.; 212-288-7235;

Choose from brands like Crane & Co. 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..; 212-220-6199;

More than 30 brand portfolios are available here, including invites by Spark, Bella Figura, Smock, and Dauphine Press. It also offers engraved and silk-screened options. From $1,000 for a four-piece suite of 100. By appointment only.

This stationer stocks thousands of customizable designs and styles and offers a wide range of printing techniques—think digital, letterpress, laser-cut, foil stamping, and thermography. From $179 for a suite of 100. (good value)


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