Wedding Invitations: You have a few places to shop for your wedding invitations. The most obvious is full service stationery stores, and there are at least one or two of these in most towns. They will carry books showing samples from which you can order all of your wedding stationery. Make an appointment with a trained consultant who can guide you through the process. Another idea is to have custom invitations made by a local artisan who specializes in letterpress or even hand calligraphy. These small businesses can be harder to find, as they often do not have storefronts. Bridal shows tend to be a good place to meet this small artisans, as are local bridal magazines.