Booking the venue, securing a caterer, picking a florist — the wedding-planning process is full of small victories (read: headaches). One of the biggest to-dos to check off your list? Sending out invites. Once you’ve got those babies in the mail, the rest is practically a walk in the park. Well, that might be a stretch, but having sent them out
is a big weight off your shoulders.
And since first impressions are so important, it makes sense that you’d want your invites to feel personalized and unique. To save you from hours of googling, we’ve done the legwork for you. Whether you're aiming for something simple and affordable or going all-out with an elaborate custom mailer, read on for the best spots to score the wedding invites of your dreams. One less thing for you to do!
Ceci New York
Ceci Johnson is a
of wedding invitations. And she can do it all: original watercolor and illustrations, as well as techniques such as die-cutting, hand finishing, laser-cutting, and engraving. Couture, custom-made invites are her specialty — the one pictured is made with hand-mounted feathers, ombré silk ribbon, and patterned foil.
Photo: Courtesy of The Dandelion Patch.
The Dandelion Patch
This Virginia-based luxury stationery boutique does it all: invitations, save-the-dates, signs, place cards, and more.
This Etsy shop makes stunning laser-cut invitations. We guarantee, you'll be the only one of your friends to have these (unless they all copy you).
Photo: Courtesy of Paper Culture.
Paper Culture caters to the modern couple with its simple, chic, no-frills invitations. All of the cards are printed on recycled paper and the company plants a tree for every order. If you're getting married in a modern-art museum, or an industrial downtown loft, this is definitely the way to go!
Photo: Courtesy of Yonder Design.
Want a wedding invitation filled with live plants? Or shaped like an hourglass, or an antique cigar box? Yonder Design works with unique materials to make your vision come alive. This Palm Springs invite contrasts wild moss with clean, modern lines on clear acrylic.
Photo: Courtesy of Lili Di Prima Custom Portraits & Illustration.
Lili Di Prima Custom Portraits & Illustration
Why go the traditional route when you can get personal? Lili is an illustrator and graphic designer who creates adorably accurate custom portraits for wedding invitations (or any other occasion). Check out her
for more info and samples.
Photo: Courtesy of Paperzest.
This Washington, D.C.-based design studio creates not only wedding stationery, but branding and event materials. Founder and lead designer Christina Barbour has a highly personal approach, and starts the process with a detailed initial consultation.
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Cass Deller Design
Australia-based designer Cass Deller specializes in dreamy watercolor artwork and lettering, and is inspired by the laid-back lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast. She writes: "I would describe my work as feminine, whimsical, and coastal. I have a very intuitive personality, which allows me to really understand your brief and tailor each design to you." She divides her designs into categories like Boho, Botanical, Floral, and Tropical — and they all remind us of Australia's natural beauty.
Photo: Courtesy of Three Little Words.
Three Little Words
This bicoastal boutique brand offers wedding suites from its collection, as well as custom and semi-custom designs to fit your one-of-a-kind wedding style. The staff personally designs, prints, illustrates, and hand-assembles everything, taking care to represent the unique details that you want to showcase as part of your personality.
Photo: Courtesy of Haute Papier.
Sarah Meyer Walsh and Erin Miller launched
in 2006, and since then, it's grown to reach over 1,500 worldwide stores. The duo designs custom letterpress suites and holiday cards, as well as sells pre-made stationery. The aesthetic is tailored to each client, but we spy lots of preppy designs like custom monograms.
Photo: Courtesy of Hello Tenfold.
Hello Tenfold's semi-custom wedding suites allow you to mix and match flat-printing, foil-stamped, and letterpress for the combination that best fits your style — and budget. Menus, thank-yous, place cards, programs, and other paper goods for your big day are also available.
Photo: Courtesy of Invitations By Dawn.
Invitations By Dawn
The philosophy at Invitations by Dawn is that you shouldn't have to spend half your wedding budget on invites just because you want something that feels customized and original. Digital prints are remarkably inexpensive and ship quickly — within one or two business days.
Photo: Courtesy of Smudge Ink.
This Boston-based outfit specializes in letterpress and offset printing, and can work with you to create a completely customized suite from scratch, or adapt one of its existing templates to suit your specifications. If you're in the area you can visit the studio, but the company reps are also happy to chat by phone and send samples by mail before you finalize your order.
Photo: Courtesy of David's Bridal
Who knew that the popular wedding-dress retailer also made invitations? Not us. But it's true: David's Bridal offers a complete line of custom paper products for your big day. Choose your invitation design (there are many colors and styles available), then complete your suite with matching save-the-dates, ceremony programs, menus, escort cards, and thank-you notes. The best part is, it's wildly affordable, with some styles running less than $1 a piece.
Photo: Courtesy of Lion In The Sun.
Lion In The Sun
This custom paperie (which has two storefronts — one in Brooklyn and one in Long Island) is a favorite among New Yorkers, but you don't have to be local to work with them, and they'll ship free samples anywhere. Choose from a range of printing options (letterpress, thermography, flat printing, etc.), and original designs that can be made to match to your wedding locale, or even your specific venue.
Photo: Courtesy of Kate Fischer Designs.
Katie Fischer Design
An industry vet, Katie Fischer Design has been featured in just about every wedding publication on earth. And we can see why — these timeless, elegant invites celebrate simplicity and quality craftsmanship. Contact the studio for a quote on custom orders or explore the pre-designed collection online.
Photo: Courtesy of Smitten On Paper.
Smitten On Paper
We love Smitten for its plethora of unique offerings. Not only can you select a set and add customizable elements to just about any design it offers, but the site also features invites with splashes of texture like pockets and ribbon. If you don’t find anything that suits your fancy, you can always have the design team custom-create your perfect invites.
Photo: Courtesy of Etsy.
Known for its slew of one-of-a-kind creators, Etsy lets you browse tons of options from every inch of the globe. Luckily, the site allows you to filter choices by price, color, and type of wedding — so you won’t be sitting at your computer for hours on end.
Photo: Courtesy of Bella Figura.
Bella Figura is wedding-industry veterans' go-to spot for gorgeous, personalized invites. The site allows you to search the gallery of templates by wedding type (modern, rustic, destination), color, and motif, and from there you can personalize just about every element — from the envelopes to the calligraphy style. The site provides multiple crisp photos of each invite, so you can get a clear idea of how it will look. However, if you want a completely customized experience, you can work with the design team to build your invite from scratch.
Photo: Courtesy of Western Editions.
This Bay Area-based letterpress studio’s motto? “We print cute shit” — and that’s no lie. Founders Erin and Taylor work with you every step of the way (no matter where you’re based) to bring the essence of your day to your invites, save-the-dates, and more. The result? A collection of unique works that are, yep, you guessed it — pretty cute.
Photo: Courtesy of Paper Rock Scissor.
Paper Rock Scissor
Paper Rock Scissor is a custom design studio that allows you to create your own invites from square one. Hop on a call with the designers and they’ll walk you through the process — with the final result landing in your mailbox in about nine weeks. They’ll take you through the printing processes, designs, and even help you with the wording in case you’re a little stumped. Win!
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Riley & Grey
Riley & Grey is a game-changer when it comes to wedding invites. Though its primary service is offering beautiful, personalized wedding websites, it also recently began offering custom paper invites to match your website theme. Repeat: Wedding invitations designed to match your wedding website. You can also use your site to collect digital RSVPs if you want to save some paper (and postage!).
Photo: Courtesy of Smock Paper.
At Smock Paper, you’ll find a healthy variety of customizable invite options. You can either order online, or go through a local retailer (stockists are listed on the site) that carries the luxury card line for an in-person experience. Choose from foil stamp, letterpress, digital printing, or blind embossing. Of course, you can always go for one of the customizable sets offered on the website, if that's more your jam.
Photo: Courtesy of 1440 NYC.
1440 NYC is a design studio that specializes in modern, personalized wedding invites that are printed on sustainable, ethically sourced card stock. The New York City-based company works with brides and grooms all over the globe and collaborates with couples closely throughout the entire process. The site offers a select number of sets to choose from, and you can personalize and add additional touches if you like.
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Rifle Paper Co.
You might know Rifle Paper Co. for its whimsical calendars, greeting cards, and wallpaper, but did you know the Florida-based company actually got its start with wedding invites? Each suite is designed and printed using the highest quality methods and card stock. Once you shoot the team an email, the company will work with you on everything from selecting a set that's perfect for your event to invite etiquette — with the signature Rifle Paper Co. wink.
Photo: Courtesy of Minted.
Ah, what would we do without Minted? It’s our go-to when it comes to greeting cards, prints, and thank yous. But the S.F.-based site offers so much more, and really ups the ante on wedding invites. Browse its selection of customizable invites (you can change up the shape, foil, paper, and more) and select a suite based on your pick. The options are endless. Minted will also address envelopes for free, and the service tends to be a lot faster (and less expensive) than brick-and-mortar stationers. Don't forget to peruse its other products, from decor to escort cards to favors. It's a true one-stop shop for weddings.
Photo: Courtesy of Suite Paperie.
Whether you’re planning a high-desert wedding or a black-tie affair, Suite Paperie is here to help with all of your invite needs. The NYC-based design house will help you create invites that truly reflect your style as a couple. The company will work with you on everything from budget to printing processes. No two designs are alike!
Photo: Courtesy of Paperless Post.
If you’re looking to go a more nontraditional (hey, and
) route, try Paperless Post. Not only can you personalize the beautiful e-invites to fit your taste, but you can also choose from designs by renowned and up-and-coming designers like Kelly Wearstler and Darling Clementine. Almost all of the designs are available in traditional paper versions, too.
Photo: Courtesy of Papyrus.
Papyrus is an OG in the wedding-industry invite game — and for good reason. The stationery company has stores just about everywhere — so you can see and feel the designs IRL right away. But you can always browse its online offerings, too. Select your design and then customize ink color, printing process, and more.
Photo: Courtesy of Charm & Fig.
Charm & Fig
No templates here! When you choose Charm & Fig, the process starts with a phone conversation about what your big day really means to you and ends with a customized suite that embodies just that. You can, of course, choose the style of printing, size, and shape.
Photo: Courtesy of The Nic Studio.
The Nic Studio
Looking for something a little more artsy when it comes to your invites? Check out The Nic Studio's unique, contemporary designs. You can choose from the Curious collection, which features 11 original sets, or work with pros to whip up something completely different.
Photo: Courtesy of Sugar Paper.
This streamlined stationery company in Los Angeles is known for its minimalist and sophisticated designs. Give the girls a buzz to chat about everything from save-the-dates to rehearsal-dinner info, and watch your vision come to life.
Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Chism.
Classic, clean, and elegant, Lauren Chism’s invites are all about luxurious fonts and papers. Explore all three collections (regal, fresh, and resort), and then choose among printing methods like letterpress and foil-stamping, and a range of paper options (including 100% cotton). So gorgeous!
Photo: Courtesy of Paper Source.
We dig Paper Source for its no-fuss approach to wedding invitations. Basically, you filter through its hefty selection of pre-designed invites and sort by letterpress, foil, or digital. Also, if you’re feeling resourceful, it offers printable, DIY invites — just order a set and let your own printer do all the work.
Photo: Courtesy of Wedding Paper Divas.
Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Paper Divas offers an insane variety of designs that you can make your own. Whether you choose to go with a simple, laid-back invite or all the bells and whistles (like heart shapes and foil stamps), you’ll find it here. After all, it's called Wedding Paper
for a reason, right?
Photo: Courtesy of OOXX.
If unconventional is what you're on the hunt for, peep OOXX. The design house specializes in untraditional colors, textures, and ways of executing invites. Basically, if you dream it, OOXX will build it.