24 Super-Talented Philly Wedding Invitation and Stationery Designers
These local paper good and calligraphy pros will craft up beautiful stationery and signage for your Big Day.
Delivering the latest in style, inspiration, helpful tips and tricks, and everything else you need to know to plan the perfect Philly wedding.
First impressions matter, and the first impression of your wedding day is the stationery. While your invitations will carry crucial info like date, time, and place, they’re also your opportunity to introduce the style, tone and formality level of the occasion. Lucky for you, Philly is home to more than a few amazing wedding invitation designers and calligraphers that can bring your vision to life — and carry it through additional elements (think: seating charts, programs, escort cards, etc.) the day of.
Read on for our favorite Philadelphia-area wedding invitation designers, stationers and calligraphers.
Our style: Traditional and classic with a modern twist. Creating venue illustrations, incorporating vellum, and printing onto non-traditional materials, like wood and acrylic, are some of our favorite ways to design unique pieces.What we offer: Custom and semi-custom wedding stationery, as well as programs, escort cards, menus, signage and more. Good to know: Owner April Cohen is a trained graphic designer.
Our style: We are a design studio embracing the delicate blend between spirited watercolor and strong typographic foundations. Everything is hand done. What we offer: Event invitations, custom stationery, personal logos, textiles and artwork for celebratory occasions. Good to know: Designer Ashley Begley, a former pattern designer for Lilly Pulitzer, has also created a wallpaper line for Chasing Paper.
Our style: We strive for hand-crafted individuality. The aesthetic of our work can transform to reflect not only the aesthetic of the wedding day itself, but the unique personalities of a couple. What we offer: custom stationery design, calligraphy, and event design and styling, as well as full-service planning. Good to know: Bloom With Us Co. is currently working with Aunyea Lachelle of NBC10 Philly on invitations for her spring wedding.
Our style: We are vintage and classic but can also be modern and fun. Custom artwork is our niche, but our pre-existing designs work well for budget-conscious couples. What we offer: Custom wedding invitations as well as 100-plus pre-designed invitations that can be modified. Casa Papel can also print your supplied art files using a variety of specialty print methods: digital, letterpress, thermography, foil stamping or a combination of any of the mediums. Good to know: Casa Papel designed wedding invitations and baby shower announcements for Kylie and Jason Kelce, has worked on the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s gala invitations, and created several private invitations for VIP parties was the DNC was in town.
Northfield, New Jersey
Our style: Rooted in a love of art and typography with an eclectic twist. What we offer: Invitations, save-the-dates, day-of pieces (programs, menus, place cards, signage), and handwritten seating charts. Anything that needs a handwritten touch, large or small! Good to know: Owner Caitlin Welsh is a one-woman operation, and almost all of her designs include a handwritten element created directly by her. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and custom.
Our style: Timeless and thoughtful with a focus on making your invitation truly reflective of your style and day. What we offer: Custom wedding and event stationery, including save-the-dates, invitations and corresponding day-of stationery and signage. Our retail store focuses on custom gifts and accessories for the occasions surrounding your wedding, including proposal boxes, day-of gifts and getting-ready looks. Good to know: Chick’s new retail store in Old City was a 2019 Best of Philly winner for “Best Customized Gifts.”
Our style: Authentic and modern stationery and event branding for couples looking to create a cohesive brand for their wedding day. What we offer: We provide custom stationery design, which includes save-the-date and invitation suite design along with event branding services which include signage, program and menu design, welcome bag design and custom items such as napkins, matches, coasters and more. Good to know: Clover Event Co. is primarily an event planning and design firm. Their stationery services are available à la carte as well as for planning clients.
Our style: Inspired by nature, organic textures, and fine art, we strive to create timeless keepsakes for the design-minded couple. Our designs are tactile and born out of a love for fine craftsmanship. What we offer: Our comprehensive semi-custom collection includes everything from invitations to day-of paper goods to thank you cards, allowing clients to maintain a cohesive look from start to finish. We also provide à la carte calligraphy services for envelopes, place cards, and more. Made of 100-percent cotton muslin, our custom banners are lettered by hand (never printed) using fabric ink. Good to know: Our in-house paper stocks include FSC-certified card stock, card stock that is tree-free and made of cotton reclaimed from the garment industry, and handmade paper that is made from 100-percent recycled t-shirt fragments.
Our style: Classic with modern influence and a focus on fine paper and specialty printing processes. What we offer: Bespoke invitations and stationery. Good to know: Creative owner and director Leigh Karsch has over 25 years of experience as a graphic designer.
Our style: Every piece is carefully crafted with custom fine art watercolor paintings, creating unique artistic keepsakes. What we offer: Fine art wedding stationery including custom invitation suites, ceremony programs, signs, place cards, keepsake paintings, and more.
Our style: Clean and classic, but modern. What we offer: Modern calligraphy, stationery, and day-of details for big life moments. Our favorite services are envelope calligraphy and invitations, as well as day-of pieces like signature cocktail menus, cocktail flags, dinner menus, and escort cards. Everything is fully custom. Good to know: Owner Ashley Wrenn created calligraphed goods for this wonderful viral dog wedding.
Mullica Hill, NJ
Our style: Modern romance with an edgy tone. What we offer: Full branding of events, from invites to day-of decor, including color palette, fonts, and floral guidance when it comes to complementing our graphic items. We provide all graphics and signage and epic installations. If it hasn’t been done before, that’s our favorite. Good to Know: House of Catherine has designed installations for several Philly TV and movie premieres for NBCUniversal, as well as paper goods for several Philly influencers and former Real World cast member Ashlee Feldman.
Our style: From a backyard soiree to a black tie wedding, we offer scripts to match your unique wedding. Looking for something bold and beautiful? Consider a completely calligraphed invitation suite … from invitation to addresses. What we offer: Custom invitations, save-the-dates, calligraphy services and day-of stationery and signage.
Fishtown and Lansdale
Our style: We have a big love for typography. From classic and clean to playful and whimsical, we are best noted for our custom designs. What we offer: LoveLeigh specializes in custom wedding stationery. Along with your invitation, we can personalize your day with a one-of-a-kind monogram, wayfinding, programs, and favors. We delight in coordinating the little things, from calligraphy to illustrated maps to assembly of your pretty package. Good to know: LoveLeigh has worked on wedding stationery for Rhys Hoskins of the Phillies, Olympic soccer star Alex Morgan, and NFL player Jahri Evans.
Our style: Classic, elegant and timeless. What we offer: Custom wedding invitations and day-of stationery including menus, programs, signage, place cards, seating charts, table numbers, napkins, etc. Good to know: Paper & Posh prioritizes meeting with all clients, listening to their story, and guiding a collaboration that results in one-of-a-kind designs.
8521 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill
Our style: Our motto is “Write, Invite, Excite!” We truly believe that the invitation makes the first impression as it is the first item guests receive and it sets the tone for the big day. What we offer: the Paperia’s brick-and-mortar store is home to over twenty lines of wedding stationery and other invitations, including options from Crane, William Arthur, Vera Wang, Kramer Drive, Smitten on Paper and Designers Fine Press. We feature an array of gift items for all occasions, as well as the most unique greeting cards, beautiful wrapping paper and gift bags, and much more. Good to know: The Paperia has been in business for over 39 years.
115 S. 13th Street, Midtown Village
Our style: Modern and on-trend yet classic and elegant. We also love fun, whimsical designs when the occasion allows. We are very versatile. What we offer: Custom design (illustrations, watercolor, vector art) for save-the-dates and invitations; day-of pieces ranging from programs to gift bags and custom napkins; printing services including letterpress, foil stamping, engraving, thermography, and blind-embossing; invitation assembly and mailing services, wax seal design and application. Good to know: Paper on Pine has dozens of Philadelphia-themed designs available for semi-custom suites.
Old City and Pitman, NJ
Our style: Romantic, ethereal high-end heirloom pieces. What we offer: Custom and collection invitation suites as well as save-the-dates and wedding paper, including watercolor and sketched illustrations. We also offer custom gifts. Good to know: Designer Christy Howton loves incorporating different textiles and layered techniques into stationery. She has worked on wedding stationery for Adam Duvall of the Atlanta Braves and baseball star (and South Jersey native) Mike Trout, who plays baseball for the L.A. Angels.
Our style: Our mission is to effortlessly blend timeless design, classic printing methods, and hand-crafted quality materials with current trends in mind. What we offer: Custom design of invitations and stationery, welcome boxes, bridesmaid boxes, personalized greeting cards, and a gift shop. Good to know: The Papery has a brick and mortar store! You’ll find it at 1219 Locust Street. The Papery also created the wedding invites for Chase Utley, a former Phillies player, and Flyers player Claude Giroux.
Our style: Classic and sophisticated with an ode to contemporary design. We love to incorporate floral elements and baroque details with pops of color. What we offer: We specialize in custom, one-of-a-kind wedding stationery, including save-the-dates, invitations, programs, menu cards, seating charts, drink signage, cocktail napkins and more. We offer various printing methods including digital, foil stamping and letterpress. We absolutely love to step outside of the box and work with acrylics and other materials as well. Good to know: Owner Kendell Harris loves to create unique monograms with ornate features for her couples.
Our style: We lean more modern and typography-focused. We pay close attention to functionality in addition to design to ensure details are not only being shared with your recipients in your print items, but efficiency is maximized for the senders’ need as well. What we offer: In addition to event planning and custom balloon installations, we offer design services for print goods including save-the-dates, invitation suites, seating charts and escort cards, wedding certificate keepsakes and more. Additional services include in-house embossing, custom wax seals, envelope addressing, and even decal application. Good to know: Rabbit Rabbit Crew specializes in postage and stamp selection to complement your suite.
Our style: We specialize in a deeply tailored collaboration with our clients to create an event design that is unique to their wedding. We aim to create designs that are beautiful, uncommon, and, most of all, fun! What we offer: We do it all! From save-the-dates through invitations, to your escort cards, menus, programs, favors, welcome bags and more! Everything is a la carte and no detail is too small. Good to know: Shindig is a 10-time nominee and four-time winner of the Greeting Card Association’s Louie Award for stationery excellence.
Our style: Although we design gorgeous traditional invitations, we love helping couples create something unique and special. What we offer: Custom stationery design including your save-the-date, wedding invitations, as well as all the small details that make your wedding special: cocktail napkins, signage, and seating charts. Good to know: Smoochie Paper loves taking special moments from your relationship or details in your venue and incorporating them into your paper goods.
Our style: Our company embodies a bold and unexpected aesthetic, but we adapt our skills to match any clients’ vision or goals. Our breadth of work varies from soft and romantic to bright and modern to natural and organic, and just about every other aesthetic you can imagine. What we offer: custom wedding and event stationery, event design, creative branding, web design and development, packaging and production. Good to know: TPD is a female-led team that handles all production in-house, so they can be a one-stop shop for their clients.