Besides saving you time spent fielding messages from guests asking for stray details, wedding invitations are rich in sentimental value—if made well, they can even serve as precious keepsakes for years to come.
But creating a memorable wedding invite goes beyond picking out a stunning typeface and a sophisticated template—what’s truly important is tailoring the design to the couple by adding personal touches reminiscent of their relationship. Here, Vogue rounds up the 6 best calligraphers and stationery designers in Singapore that can help you do just that.
Poptsie Paper Co.
Poptsie Paper Co.’s owner Trudy lends her beautiful, looping script to a range of bespoke wedding stationery as well as personalised wedding favours like crystal coasters gilded with your guests’ names. Rustic and bohemian, her work often features surprise elements like pressed flowers, botanical illustrations or wax seals.
Available at poptsiepaperco.com
Pearlyn and Paper
Vivid illustrations and dreamy watercolours are hallmarks of wedding stationery done by Pearlyn Kim from Pearlyn and Paper. Her work takes the idea of custom invitations to a new level, weaving in intimate details and hints of her clients’ heritage into every project.
Available at pearlynandpaper.com
Made by Common Hands
Singaporean design studio Made by Common Hands offer an inventive range of wedding stationery items like photo albums, vow cards and ring bearer boxes. The most unique products they make, however, are custom-engraved wooden invitations, which are striking, long-lasting and can double up as mementos from the special occasion.
Available at madebycommonhands.com
Gifts of Grace Design
Invitations from Gifts of Grace Design embody elegance, featuring delicate cursive fonts and luxurious details like gold foiling, blind-embossing and dainty white lettering on inky backgrounds. While owner Charis Tan creates customised wedding stationery uniquely tailored to each client, her refined and ornate design style is instantly recognisable.
Available at giftsofgracedesign.com
As a trained calligrapher, Marilyn Chew of Eterate offers her clients something special: live calligraphy stations at their weddings for guests to participate in and enjoy. She transforms their wedding invitations, save-the-dates, and place-cards into works of art with her elegant penmanship, often working with other stationery vendors to create unique finished products.
Available at eterate.co
The Gentleman’s Press
With their designs typically veering graphic and modern, The Gentlemen’s Press is a design studio focused on revitalising the art of letterpress. They pride themselves on their craftsmanship and premium materials, while also offering a variety of services like foil stamping, die cutting and heat embossing.
Available at thegentlemenspress.com