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Ice Cream Social Shoppe
Ice Cream Social Shoppe's owners have been friends since they were sixteen, and their Facebook and Etsy pages describe them as "crushing on all of life's rituals." So, you can bet that their wedding invitations come out pretty adorable. They specialize in custom letterpress invitation suites (starting at $2,600) but also print digitally ($2,250). As a bonus, they also do totes, place cards, table numbers, and menus.
232 Third Street E104, Brooklyn (718-596-3520)
Swayspace has been described as a great letterpress studio for couples looking for non-traditional invites—just take a look through the gallery above for proof. Two-color suites in quantities of 150 start at $1,625, and they also do custom designed suites for a fee of $75 per hour.
Mr. Boddington's Studio
210 W. 29th Street, 9th Floor (212-686-5953)
Invitations at Mr. Boddington's can get a little pricey—if you want all the bells and whistles, suites can cost around $3,500—but their attention to detail makes a strong case for shelling out the extra cash. Because after all, who doesn't want to attend a wedding where the invite promises bourbon, banjos, hammocks, canoes, cornbread, and truffle dogs?
Lion in the Sun
232 7th Avenue, Brooklyn (718-369-4006)
Park Slope's Lion in the Sun paperie will help you craft the perfect custom wedding invitation with the options of engraving, letterpress, thermography, or flat printing. The shop also features their own exclusive line of locally designed wedding invitations from PostScript Brooklyn that are inspired by the borough.
Double Bravo is also based out of Brooklyn, and the studio's owner Barbara Buenz offers custom stationary inspired by years of travel. In addition to designing bespoke invitations, one of Double Bravo's most popular items is "The Year We Said I Do" card, which would make a great after-the-wedding gift to your new husband or wife.
The Arm Letterpress
281 North 7th Street, Brooklyn (no phone)
If you'd rather make your own, you can definitely do that too. The Arm in Williamsburg offers letterpress classes and workshops for around $125 to $150, with no prior experience necessary. After you've garnered a few tricks of the trade, you can reserve time in their studio and start making your own.
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