Local Bridal Guide

22 Super-Talented Philly Wedding Invitation Designers and Calligraphers

These local stationery shops will craft up beautiful paper goods and signage for your Big Day.


The first glimmer of your wedding vision begins with your save the dates, is carried through your wedding stationery, and is complemented by your coordinating day-of decor. While wedding stationery includes important details like time and venue, it can also be an anchoring element of your wedding, as the colors and font choices could be seen throughout your wedding menus and place settings. Whether you lean modern with a deep navy acrylic card and bold gold letters, or delicate with a watercolor landscape and wispy calligraphy, the opportunities to showcase your style are endless. Lucky for you, Philly is home to more than a few custom card makers that will bring your vision to life. Whether you’re simply looking for eye-catching invitations, custom “day of” decor, or anything in between, these fabulous local stationers will bring your vision to life.

Chick Invitations

158 North 3rd Street, Old City. 

This fabulous local studio does it all, from glamorous and unforgettable destination wedding invitations to highly customized local ones. Founded in 2010, they will help you dream up your Big Day and bring it to life. They offer a plethora of bespoke, well-designed options like save-the-dates, invitations, menus, programs, escort and place cards, plus pretty thank you cards for when it’s all done.

Papertree Studio

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16 N. 3rd Street, Old City, and 30 Pitman Avenue, Pitman, NJ.

Papertree Studio will create anything you could imagine. Besides custom wedding stationery, they specialize in heirloom items like your wedding album and vow books. A custom wedding album that compliments your stationery is the perfect finishing touch to your special day. Their additional services include menus, escort cards, programs, signage and table numbers.

Casa Papel

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804 North 2nd Street, Northern Liberties.

If you’re overwhelmed at the sheer thought of customizing your stationery, Casa Papel is a perfect option. They have a beautiful line of wedding stationery and all you have to do is fill in the logistical details of your wedding day. Plus, you can preview the design on their website with their “customize me” feature. They also offer a hand-illustrated floral suite and laser cut options.

Smoochie Paper

2201 Chestnut Street, Center City.

Not only is Smoochie Paper a local business, but they have a ton of Philly specific designs. Who wouldn’t want to pay homage to our beautiful skyline or the Art Museum in your invitations? Smoochie Paper will have the same details added to your napkins, wine bottles, and name tags to tie your wedding together in a big, customized bow. Their additional services include programs, escort/place cards and menus, table numbers, signage and thank you cards.

LoveLeigh Invitations

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301 South 18th Street, Rittenhouse Square.

If you’re looking for a sleek design, LoveLeigh Invitations will work with you to bring your ideas to the page. But they’re not afraid to stray from regular paper, and would love to print your invitations on acrylic paper with a matte finish. They have two convenient locations, one in the city and one in the suburbs. LoveLeigh offers custom design work, including options featuring a map of the city or the states, to show just how far your love has come.

House of Catherine

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440 Amanda Ct, Vineland, NJ.

House of Catherine is eager to make your wedding 100% you, starting with your stationery and ending with the little details at your wedding venue. Not only do they create custom save the dates and invitations, but they will also provide matching ‘day of’ decor for your wedding to keep your vision cohesive. Their additional services include programs, menus, table numbers, seating charts, bar signs and welcome signs.

Fleurish Ink

216 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Oreland.

If you’re looking for a convenient place to find elegant wedding stationery, Fleurish is the place for you. Clients can choose from a bespoke suite that is completely custom, a semi-custom suite, or a suite from the online-exclusive collection. Their additional services include menus, wedding timelines, welcome tags and programs.

The Papery of Philadelphia

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1219 Locust Street, Center City.

The Papery offers an array of options that will charm your guests. They offer pre-designed collection options or custom invitations. The Papery also carries Sugarfina “Be My Maid of Honor” boxes and more so you can ‘propose’ to your bridal party. Since you’re shopping local for stationery, why not incorporate your favorite local donut staple too? Their additional services include escort cards, menus, programs, cocktail napkins and more. They’ll also stuff, stamp, and seal your invites for you.

Paper on Pine

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115 S. 13th Street, Center City.

Paper on Pine has a catalog of options for clients to choose from, but will also make custom invitations. They also feature various printing methods including everything from engraving, foil stamping, letterpress and more. Plus, who could resist Philly themed stationery?

The Paperia

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8521 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill and 43 Coulter Avenue, Ardmore.

The Paperia knows you’ve done your research when it comes to stationery. When you visit their website, you’ll find their personal stationery guide and tips. The guides will help you navigate stationery so you’ll feel more in-the-know when you stop in for your appointment. They offer calligraphy, envelope addressing, place and table card printing, customized napkins and favor boxes, embossers, return address stampers and more.

Penned by Pink

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Penned by Pink offers a variety of printing methods including high-quality digital printing, foil stamping, letterpress, engraving, thermography and screen-printing. To sweeten the deal, through their “Stuffing and Stamping” service, they will purchase your postage, stamp and stuff your envelopes and mail your invitations. Their additional services include programs, table numbers, place/escort cards, seating charts, menu cards, favor tags and thank you cards.

April Lynn Designs

106 S Bellevue Avenue #204, Langhorne.

April Lynn Designs covers all your stationery desires from start to finish. From the initial save-the-dates, to day-of details like custom cocktail napkins and personalized thank you notes post-wedding, they’ve got you covered. Their website shows previous clients’ stories and their stationery design by April Lynn so you can get a real sense of what your stationery will look like. Their additional services include ceremony programs, welcome signage, seating charts, escort cards, place cards, menus, table numbers, favor tags, hashtag signs, signature drink signage, custom signage, stickers and cocktail napkins.

Shindig Bespoke

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Shindig prides itself in maintaining a boutique setting so each client feels has a personal experience. If you’re looking for custom cards at a lower price, Shindig offers semi-custom suites that are easily customizable and for a fraction of the price. They will also create day of personalized decor, and are eager to print on mediums besides paper. Their additional services include escort cards, place cards, seating charts, menus, programs, itineraries, table signage and more.

Rabbit Rabbit Crew

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Rabbit Rabbit Crew’s services reach far beyond the page. Besides designing stationery, they’re also event planners and will help you plan your wedding from start to finish. They also have a very beautiful natural dye collection of invitations, with inks made with dyes from natural elements like blackberries, indigo and beets.

Charlie Whiskey Design

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Charlie Whiskey Design knows your signature style doesn’t end with your stationery. Name cards are one of the things your guests might take home with them, why not let them make a keepsake? Charlie Whiskey Design will monogram anything from seashells to autumn leaves, so your guests can be just as swept away with your theme as you are.

Lewes Lettering Co.

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15 Sussex Drive, Lewes, Delaware.

All of Lewes Letting Co.’s stationery is custom and features their signature handwritten calligraphy. Their process begins with you completing a questionnaire and they designers will get back to you with a proposal that will bring your stationery vision to life. Lewes Lettering Co. also offers unique day-of decor and will add their elegant calligraphy to special and distinct touches like name cards made of stone or even leaves.

hello, bird.

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Ashley Wrenn Aragona is the creative power behind hello, bird. She specializes in writing love notes and calligraphy. She’ll create custom drink menus, name cards, envelopes, table cards and more. Her delicate handwriting will add the custom touch you’re looking for, and it’ll make your guests swoon.

Ashley D Studio

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Ashley D Studio will create a custom watercolor painted crest for your wedding stationery. A crest is such a timeless design element. You could go with a classic floral design, or something more elaborate. Whether you want you and your fiance’s first initials, or just the first letter of your last-name-to-be, Ashley will surround it with a beautiful watercolor crest to fit your style.  Warning: you’ll want to embroider it on every pillow you own.

Paper and Posh

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318 West Baltimore Avenue, Media.

Paper and Posh takes the stress out of stationery planning. Their website lays out everything you can expect when working with them from their pricing and everything that will come in your stationery package. For those couples that want to include the City of Brotherly love as part of their wedding theme, Paper and Posh has you covered. They also have uniquely Philly stationery suites.

Hand-Painted Weddings

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One of the most unique and special ways to customize your wedding stationery is to feature a watercolor painting. Hand-Painted Weddings will paint anything from simple flowers to a map of our city. Hand-painted wedding stationery is a breathtaking way to stand out and will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

TPD Design House

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163 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne.

TPD Designs will bring your ideas to life beyond your wildest dreams. Established in 2001 by Vanessa Kreckel, TPD is eager to create your one of a kind stationery. They have years experience in laser cutting paper for those looking for a mod vibe or they’ll create a custom velvet suite if you’re going for a more old Hollywood glam vibe.

Paper on Pine

115 South 13th Street, Center City.

Paper on Pine wants to help you make your wedding tastefully Philly. One of their beautiful stationery designs features a map of Philly’s best attractions from the Rocky Statue to City Hall. It’s such a cute way to incorporate the city into your wedding stationery that will impress your friends from the area and out of town.

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