Written in the Stars
Charlotte Stationery Shop Guide
Now that you've learned the basics of printing techniques, you may be wondering where to go to have your graphic design dream made into reality. It's always best to go local when it comes to wedding invitations and save-the-dates. You'll have the advantage of being able to have a one-on-one conversation with the stationer and she will be able to cut corners, if necessary, to fit your budget. You'll also be able to view proofs in person and make sure the final product is precisely what you'd hoped for before you seal the envelopes and send them out. That said, we've compiled a guide to the Queen City's best stationery shops.
The Specs: From gold calligraphy to embossed family crests, this shop specializes in classic elegance for the traditional bride.
The Specs: With brands like Lilly Pulitzer to Jonathan Adler, they carry all the preppy classics.
The Specs: This shop boasts hand-made silk invitations among their repertoire of elegant paper creations.
The Specs: The shop offers a range of preppy designs such as damask and swirly monograms.
Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm
The Specs: The sky is the limit for this shop which creates hand-crafted paper wedding suites in an assortment of printing techniques.
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The Specs: An equal mix of chevron and elegant eyelet options.
Monday-Wedneday 10am-6pm, Thursday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm
The Specs: Lazer cuts and foil are just a few of the unique designs offered here.
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 1-6pm
The Specs: Papitre offers a mix of custom creations and classics such as Vera Wang and Crane & Co.
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
The Specs: This custom and well-stocked design house offers every printing technique imaginable.
The Specs: Letterpress, engraving and thermograph are just a few options among a selection of classic labels offered here.
Three Little Birds
The Specs: Creativity rules in this shop which offers letterpress, foil and pocket designs.
Tuesday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-4pm