PghGBE: Wedding Stationery

In the sprit of trying new things, today’s post comes from the Erin of Great Scott!, and is part of a special day of shenanigans from other Pittsburgh Bloggers. You can see my post over on Glitzburgh, where I review La Casa Narcisi Winery. 

Choosing a stationery suite for your wedding can be a perplexing task. What type of paper do you choose? Letterpress or thermography? Separate reception card or no?

Don’t feel drowned by the decisions, but do understand the importance of your choices.  An invitation sets the tone for your celebration, whether you’re having a fancy cocktail party or a casual farm fete, so make sure your pick is an accurate representation of your celebration.

Luckily, here in Pittsburgh there are several local stationers who can help you design a suite and make sure your etiquette is as sound as Emily Post’s.

For custom invites:

Purple Wagon Designs will create a whimsical, current, or traditional design especially for your nuptials. They also offer calligraphy services.

Hello Beautiful features delightful vintage images in perfectly packaged suites.

For the bride who wants to hold a fancy, bling-laden affair, Anne Lehman Design will certainly be able to create something with the perfect sense of occasion. She offers flat printing, letterpress, thermography, and embossing.

From national catalogues:

RSVP Greensburg carries William Arthur, Embossed Graphics, Checkerboard, and other major designers.

Scribe Fine Papers is tucked into a small shop off of Walnut Street and carries brands including Rifle Paper Co. and Checkerboard. They also offer calligraphy services.

You might also look at online stationery services such as and for flat and letterpress suites.

After planning my wedding, I would say to start trying to find a stationer well in advance of the big day. There are so many choices, it will be easy to get overwhelmed and/or reconcile your ideas for the paper with your fellow planners’. Make sure you’ve made your choices in time to get the invites out at least six weeks before your celebration or two months before if you didn’t send save-the-dates.

Mostly, enjoy the hunt! Building a relationship with a stationer can be of great benefit during your life. Just think about thank you notes, party invites, and maybe even baby announcements you might need in the future.


Thanks, Erin! I could seriously look at wedding stationery all day. (And have.) And am no closer to making any sort of decision.

If you click on either the link to Erin’s blog or the link to my post on Glitzburgh, you can hop around and check out other lovely Burgh blogs!

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  1. Makes me want to have a party!


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