Anne Robin Calligraphy
Robin can pen the hallmark curlicues of copperplate calligraphy, but she’s best known for sleek, streamlined lettering. Prices from $3 per envelope; $225 for an invitation template.

Calligraphy by Mary Anne
Mary Anne Wolf tailors her work to her clients’ needs—even creating a new style or a variation of her standard offerings. Prices vary.

Calligraphy by Nan DeLuca
77 Bleecker St., nr. Broadway, 212-477-3732;
DeLuca’s elegant designs are often featured in high-end wedding publications and books. Envelopes in black ink start at $4.50 each; full sets of custom invites start at $350.

Elana Weinberg
Couples who want original marriage contracts rather than prints come to Weinberg. She can inscribe a quote in Hebrew, English, or Aramaic (from $1,200).

Harriet Rose Calligraphy & Design
845 West End Ave., nr. 101st St., 212-663-4564;
Rose can do invitations, envelopes, menus, program covers, place cards—you name it. She can match her lettering to your printed invitations, and also create original calligraphy styles. Book at least two months in advance—though in a pinch she can do 100 envelopes in under two weeks (from $4 each).

Jane Labanz of the Delicate Pen
Labanz has the grace of an artist in lettering and hand-painting. Addressing begins at $8 per envelope; invitation work begins at $20 per line; full invitation sets begin at $10 per set.

Kaleidakolor Calligraphy Studio
201 E. 17th St. at Third Ave., 212-475-1653;
Over the years Margaret Harber has mastered an extensive repertoire of styles and calligraphy specialties. Prices start at $4.50 per envelope.

Nancy Howell Calligraphy
From Gaelic-inspired uncial lettering to neo-traditional baroque calligraphy, Howell can do it all. Her work encompasses a spectrum of conventional and fanciful aesthetics. Invitations start at $300.

Stephanie Caplan
87 E. 7th St., at First Ave., 212-726-1316;
In 1997, Caplan opened her studio to Jewish, interfaith, and same-sex couples who wanted custom ketubot. Custom work from $1,500; limited-edition prints from $250.

Sue Kakstys
1633 Broadway, at 50th St., 212-767-6424
Kakstys, a veteran in the industry, works in a classic style called chancery cursive; she will accommodate special requests like transcribing handwritten letters to future in-laws or poems for grooms-to-be. Envelopes start at $2.50.