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Six New York City Stationers for Actually Cool Wedding Invitations

Photo: Park Slope Press

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Wedding invitations can be stuffy, and the art of calligraphy in general tends to err on the formal side. But what if you’re having a low-key wedding? Below are five local printing studios in Manhattan and Brooklyn that specialize in beautiful, albeit a bit more chill, wedding stationery.

Swiss Cottage Designs

Photo of wedding invitation Swiss Cottage Design

The two-woman team behind this custom design studio have backgrounds in illustration and graphic design, which is reflected in their use of hand-done sketches. They’ve done work for Warby Parker, which should give you a general idea of the vibe. 159 Carroll Street, Carroll Gardens

Park Slope Press

Photo of wedding invitations Park Slope Press

Park Slope Press focuses on letterpress and screen printing for its wedding sets, but they also offer a cool service called "Diamond Dust Portraits" — large canvas photos that are covered in diamond dust, a technique made popular by Andy Warhol. 54 2nd Avenue, Park Slope

Wasp Poster and Print

Photo of wedding invitations Wasp Poster and Print

This print shop fuses old and new techniques for its stationery, including the use of letterpress printing, foil stamping, die-cutting, and digital design, which gives the wedding invites a handcrafted-yet-modern edge. 488 Morgan Avenue, East Williamsburg

Papél New York

Photo of wedding invitations Bella Figura

Papél has a ton of customization options for your wedding set, and its staff will lovingly hold your hand through the entire process of picking out the perfect invites. 225 Court Street, Cobble Hill

Greenwich Letterpress

Photo of wedding invitation Greenwich Letterpress

Based in Greenwich Village, this letterpress printing studio is run by two sisters who are third-generation printers. The shop uses soy-based ink and 100 percent recycled paper. Styles range from "70s love" to "watercolor," so there’s a lot to choose from. 15 Christopher Street, Greenwich Village

The Nic Studio

Photo: Nic Studio

This Brooklyn-based studio is named after its founder, Nicole Block, and specializes in whimsical, quirky designs that skew more fun than formal. The design above was modeled after a vintage movie poster. 646-470-1642