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BEST FOR MODERN BRIDES: 315 Press
315 Press uses the finest materials and a high standard of finish – each invitation is lovingly fed into the press one piece at a time. Based in Darlington, the team can deliver around the UK – whether you’re looking for handcrafted wedding invitations, beautiful save-the-date cards or on-the-day stationery. If you’re looking for custom stationery, drop them an email to explore your options – from colour schemes to the finer details, the possibilities are endless.
BEST FOR A FASHION-FORWARD LOOK: Romeo + Jules
The ideal mix of classic and contemporary, Romeo + Jules has a carefully curated range of wedding stationery on offer. Headed up by a former British Vogue art director, it works closely with each client to capture their personal style in the look and feel of their stationery and materials. One for more fashion-forward brides looking to create something standout, there’s an eco-conscious thread running through the collection, with all paper made from recycled stock.
BEST FOR CLASSIC LUXURY: Smythson
For trendless wedding invitations that’ll never look dated, Smythson is the obvious choice. From gilt-edge detailing to exquisite engravings, its personalised service lets you choose the colour and size that’ll work best for you. Book an appointment with one of the company’s bespoke stationery consultants at its Bond Street, Sloane Street or Harrods outposts to create an invitation that’s as unforgettable as the day itself.
BEST FOR TRADITIONAL BRIDES: Cartalia
Winner of the Best Luxury Wedding Stationery Supplier award at the 2022 Global Wedding Awards, Cartalia is one to know if you’re after a traditional look. At its two studios – one in Chelsea, the other in Newport Beach, California – the aesthetic is romantic and highly detailed. Founded by London College of Fashion graduate Domenica Francesca Goode – who comes from a family of printers – the company specialises in one-of-a-kind laser-cutting art, letterpress, foil prints and more. Everything is handmade too.
BEST FOR DESTINATION WEDDINGS: Louise Richardson
You’re in safe hands with Louise. She’s spent the last 20 years creating stationery for some very exclusive venues – think Babington House, Blenheim Palace and the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. She believes invitations are the first impression your guests receive and should reflect you and your venue, and set the tone for your celebration – as well as creating a keepsake.
BEST FOR THE HANDMADE TOUCH: Bellynam Cards
Fun, quirky and 100% handmade, Bellynam takes on one-of-a-kind commissions that are fulfilled by owner Isobel. Able to create personalised paintings, cards, menus and more, she’ll work with you to create truly unique wedding stationery that tells the story of you and your partner. From save the dates to invitations, the order of service to table plans, name places and everything in between, the final results will be entirely personal and help make the day extra special.
BEST FOR THOSE ON A TIGHT BUDGET: Papier
Regular readers will know how much we love Papier. If you need something that looks impressive, can be personalised and delivered in a matter of days, this is the place to find it. The company’s latest collection with British designer Alice Temperley is a standout for brides seeking a little bit of fashion edge, but there’s also a selection of simpler designs for anyone hunting something more streamlined.
BEST FOR SMART CALLIGRAPHY: Lilac & White
What is a wedding invite without some beautiful calligraphy? That’s exactly what you get at Lilac & White, where the look is simple, clean and timeless. The Samantha Collection is one we have our eye on, and the company can help you create an entire suite – from save-the-dates down to place-cards and thank-you notes – so everything feels coherent and smart. For further inspiration, head to the Journal page on the website to browse real-life weddings and the stationery used.
BEST FOR CUSTOMISABLE OPTIONS: Pale Press London
Described as modern, artistic and luxe, Pale Press London promises endless options. Choose something from the semi-custom collection to work on personalising an existing template or opt to go down the fully bespoke route to cover every aspect of the design from start to finish. Having worked with brands such as Hermès and Vogue, as well as countless couples and planners, the studio can create one-of-a-kind calligraphy to help your lettering stand out from the rest.
BEST FOR METICULOUS CRAFTSMANSHIP: Strawberry Sorbet
If exceptional craftsmanship is your top priority, the quality on offer at Strawberry Sorbet is second to none. Its range spans everything from invitations to orders of service, menus to thank you cards, but it’s the richness of the materials and accuracy of the letterpress printing which really stand out. From ink colours to envelope liners, couples can choose the look and feel of their stationery down to the smallest detail, with the team on hand to fulfil any request to help you bring your vision to life.
BEST FOR AN ARTY TOUCH: Rosie Harbottle
Known for her distinct and charming aesthetic, artist Rosie Harbottle is on hand to help couples create their dream bespoke stationery. Commissions are taken on request, so it’s best to get in contact to discuss your requirements so Rosie can send you the relevant information on services and costs. Bear in mind it also takes between six and 12 weeks to create a full suite, so this is one for brides working in plenty of time.
BEST FOR SUSTAINABILITY: The Seed Card Company
The Seed Card Company offers a pretty range of beautifully designed eco-friendly wedding suites. All made from post-consumer wastepaper, embedded with wildflowers and printed with vegan inks, the plant-able wedding stationery is pre-designed – and comes with personalisation options – to make giving back to the environment a stylish and eco-conscious affair.
BEST OF BRITISH: Gee Brothers
Andrew Pearson-Gee started Gee Brothers in 1975, and it remains a family business to this day – with brother William joining in 1999. With an enviable reputation for high quality and excellent service, it’s now run by a small, skilled team of ten, still working and printing on the same site in Battersea. All of them are passionate about preserving traditional print processes and pride themselves on producing stunning stationery. Couples can choose from the classic selection of wedding invitations, on-the-day stationery and thank you cards, with motifs ranging from the ultra-traditional to floral and modern.
BEST ON ETSY: Lucy McSpirit Design & Ivy And Betty
If you’re after something a little more affordable with the homemade touch – plus you want to support small, independent businesses – Etsy is awash with options. Two that stand out include Lucy McSpirit Design and Ivy And Betty. The former focuses on clean, contemporary calligraphy, while the latter has some of the prettiest floral options we’ve come across. Both can take care of multiple requests, from wedding invitations to place cards, bridesmaid proposals to table plans.