It may seem like a small detail, but an invitation is the first inkling that gives guests a sense of what your wedding will be like. Let one of these five Houston design teams take the work out of some of your paperwork, and have them create inspiring pieces of paper art that'll have your invitees counting down the days to your big day.
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Bespoke paper designer and owner Julie Goette dreams up modern wedding invitations with personality-plus, and admits she's had a "lifelong love of fine paper products" and a "slight obsession with receiving mail." She has a knack for coming up with interesting font, texture, and (bright) color pairings, and it's no surprise she loves to "give your friends and guests something fun to open in the mail!" In addition to custom wedding invitations, the Midwest transplant carries whimsical stationery, paper goods, and laugh-out-loud cards for every occasion. Read real brides reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Vivian Jade
For distinctive paper designs with special details (the kind guests will remember) that won't put you deep in debt, discuss your vision with creative team at Vivian Jade. They craft sweet save-the-dates (we love their destination ideas), wedding monograms and logos, complete invitation suites (with pockets, thank you very much), and wow-worthy custom invitations presented in opulent silk boxes with crystal closures often for Houston VIPs. Vivian Jade will also customize a package with invite variations if you want your wedding party and most important guests to receive an invitation with a silk board, pad, folio, or box. Read real brides reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Invitation Solutions
A graphic design studio housed in a charming Heights bungalow, Invitation Solutions creates "couture" invitation suites and carries top stationery brands (like Checkerboard, Kleinfeld and Tag & Co.). Owner Kristen Rubin-Adcock (a former corporate designer) and her team walk brides through every detail of branding their weddings, from brainstorming (Pinterest boards encouraged!) to selecting fonts, ink colors and the invitation wording. Read real brides reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Toast & Laurel
Driven by a "profound love of the handwritten note" and an affinity for beautiful paper, owner and designer Megan Davis creates custom stationery, invitations, announcements, and brand identities plus, coordinated accessories like napkins, coasters, cups, textiles, chalkboards, and stamps for clients all over the country. Her signature style is classic and tailored with impeccable attention to detail and crisp typography combinations, which often has a vintage flair to it. Davis uses multiple printing methods, including letterpress, engraving, foil, screen, and offset.
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The design team of nine, led by creative director and owner Amy Boyter, is known for unique save-the-dates (printed on surfaces like bottles and bookmarks) and artful invites that bring out each couple's individuality with graphic details like sparkling trim, lovely envelope liners and fun enclosures.