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Where to Find the Best Wedding Invitations & Calligraphy

Calligraphy by Itsy, Greenbelt; 301-345-3945. Brides say Itsy Kliman, a calligraphy teacher, offers reasonable rates and fills orders quickly.

Caren Milman Calligraphy, Rockville; 301-871-6716. Milman provides hand-lettered invitations, addresses, menus, and programs.

Copenhaver, Dupont Circle; 202-232-1200. In business since 1896, Copenhaver provided engraved invitations for both Clinton inaugurations.

The Dandelion Patch,
Vienna; 703-319-9099; thedandelionpatch.com. Engraving, thermography, calligraphy, letterpress printing, and more.

Discount Invitations by Estelle,
Rockville; 301-460-1981. Estelle Salen has been offering 20-percent discounts on invitations for 29 years. She has invitations in foreign languages.

Invitations by Brenda,
Bethesda; 301-493-9339; invitationsbybrenda.com. Brenda Cohen offers a 30-percent discount to brides who order online.

Lettering by Lynne,
Alexandria; 703-548-5427; letteringbylynne.com. Traditional or foreign-language invitations—including Spanish and Hebrew.

Michelle’s Memos,
Potomac; 301-983-4987. Owner Michelle Alberg offers 25-percent discounts on most invitations. She also does programs, place cards, and more.

Paper Source, Georgetown; 202-298-5545; paper-source.com. The Paper Source offers custom letterpress or “do-it-yourself” invitations, in which couples do the embossing, cutting, binding, and folding.

Sammy Little, Silver Spring and Bethesda; 301-589-9545. A founder of the Washington Calligraphers Guild, Little has done work for the White House and the National Gallery of Art.

Wrap It Up,
Alexandria; 703-549-0813. Owner Cornelia Hall has done calligraphy for the First Ladies’ Luncheon. She’ll give couples tutorials about etiquette.

The Write Image,
Bethesda; 301-896-0975. Toni Footer, who has 29 years of experience, allows clients to customize their invitations online.

Write-On!, Rockville, 301-251-0404; Potomac, 301-251-6225. In business for 30 years, Sue Gould offers 20-percent discounts on all invitations.

The Written Word, Dupont Circle; 202-223-1400. This custom letterpress printer, which offers invitations and announcements, won a design award last year from How, a graphic-arts magazine.

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