Little Black Dress Paperie is a couture and luxury invitation design studio. A leading New York metropolitan invitation designer, Little Black Dress Paperie specializes in couture invitations for wedding and special events designed for the upscale, discerning client. Using captivating embellishments with crystals, pearls, luxe silks, satins, fine papers and printing techniques, each invitation suite unveils a bespoke and elegant tone.
Founded in 2003 by a former marketing executive, Patty Gibbons created Little Black Dress Paperie to fill an unmet need in the wedding industry. As a creative design studio, we are unique in our approach. Staffed with a team of experienced and talented designers, we strive to create a superior experience for every client. We personally consult with each and every client to design a custom invitation that reflects their true personality and style.
Little Black Dress Paperie’s creations have been featured in Publications and TV series such as New Jersey Bride, The Knot, David Tutera’s “My Fair Wedding”, and “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?”. From silk box invitations embellished with luxurious fabrics and crystals to unique printing surfaces such as metals, wood, etc. each invitation is a one-of-a kind.
Little Black Dress Paperie continues to offer clients the latest in packaging, printing methods and custom designs.
We are excited for what the future holds for Little Black Dress Paperie and its clients.
Experienced Invitation Designers
Founder and Owner
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A few of our invitation designs
Whether you are looking for a custom creation, wedding invitations, corporate branding or any other invitation specifications, our designers can assist you in making your dream design into a reality.Staffed with a team of experienced and talented designers, we are quickly becoming known as trendsetters within the wedding stationery industry. Our designers integrate advanced printing techniques with luxurious materials and the finest of papers to create invitations unlike any other on the market.
Our happy customers saying
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WEDDING INVITATIONS I HAVE EVER SEEN!” WAS THE REACTION AND FEEDBACK WE RECEIVED FROM OUR GUESTS AT THE WEDDING. MY HUSBAND AND I WANTED CLASSIC, SOPHISTICATED, AND ELEGANT, BUT HAD NO IDEA WHAT THAT ACTUALLY LOOKED LIKE. THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS PAPERIE EXECUTED OUR VISION PERFECTLY! PATTY WAS FANTASTIC TO WORK WITH, (SO PATIENT WITH MY INDECISIVENESS!) AND HELPED US CREATE AMAZING WEDDING INVITATIONS. BEFORE WE WENT TO PATTY WE TRIED MULTIPLE OPTIONS, EVERYTHING FROM OTHER STORES TO THE INTERNET, BUT NOTHING COMPARED TO PATTY’S CREATIVE IDEAS AND GUIDANCE. SHE WAS TRULY AMAZING AT LISTENING TO WHAT WE WANTED, BUT PUTTING IN THE PROFESSIONALISM AND EXPERTISE THAT REQUIRED THAT ELEGANT LOOK WE DESIRED. THEY WERE STUNNING AND I LITERALLY GASPED WHEN I SAW THEM FOR THE FIRST TIME!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!
Jen and Eric
I just ordered some personalized stationary from Patti, the service was brilliant and what we received was even better. I was looking for something very simple and minimalist and Patti & Christine knew exactly what I was looking for. They gave me 5 or 6 options/ typefaces to choose from. I love supporting locally but quality and service are my main priorities. Definitely will use LBDP again.
My fiance and I absolutely loved working with Patty and Little Black Dress Paperie. I could not possibly be more in love and obsessed with our wedding invitations. When we picked them out I was excited and thought they were perfect. But when we picked them up today, they were even more perfect than I ever expected. They were absolutely beautiful! The few guests that I've showed them to already have all been wowed by how gorgeous they are. Patty was wonderful to work with! An absolute dream. From our first appointment with her, she was incredibly helpful and receptive to all of our ideas, and told us where to spend our money and where not to, and went as far as to say "don't waste your money on this," "this isn't worth spending your money on," "spend your money here" -- which I found really refreshing and, quite frankly, surprising for someone in the wedding industry. Patty respected our budget and constantly offered us ways to stay within it, while at the same time showing us how to make our invitations a "wow" and where to spend our money wisely. Patty completely understood my vision for our invitations and all of our wedding paper and helped me understand how to bring my vision to life!
Little Black Dress Paperie were amazing! They made the perfect invitations for my Cuban and Indian fusion wedding! When I ever had a question or second thought about something they were very prompt and helped me in every way. We have had so many compliments on our wedding invitations and I am so happy and thankful for their professionalism and work! Thank you guys !
We wanted to send you a big thank you from the Guthrie family for your help with all of our printing needs for Erin and Brian Corsi’s wedding. The big day was Saturday, June 25th and it was a gorgeous day and a beautiful wedding. Everything was perfect and we thank you for all your help and your staff’s help with the invitation, programs and table cards (especially with all of our last minute changes). The Little Black Dress was outstanding and we can’t thank you enough.
WE JUST RECEIVED OUR WEDDING INVITATION IN THE MAIL AND I HONESTLY CAN’T PUT IT DOWN. THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL! OUR MAILMAN HAD TO LEAVE IT ON TOP OF THE MAILBOX BECAUSE HE COULDN’T BEND IT (THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY). THEN I TRIED TO PUT IT ON THE FRIDGE WITH A MAGNET AND AM DELIGHTED TO SAY THAT IT DEFINITELY DOES NOT HOLD :) WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO YOU AND LBDP. THANK YOU FOR BEING SO PATIENT WITH THE PROOFS AND EVEN ADDING THE EXTRA PLY TO REALLY PUT THEM OVER THE TOP.
AFTER GETTING THE INVITATIONS HOME, MY FIANCÉ AND I WERE SO EXCITED, THAT WE STARTED STUFFING THEM. WE DISCUSSED MAKING SURE NOT TO SEAL THEM SINCE WE DIDN’T HAVE STAMPS YET. WHAT DO WE DO? YUP, SEALED THEM! I CALLED PATTY IN A PANIC AND SHE WAS SO QUICK TO CALM ME DOWN AND REASSURE ME THAT IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL. SHE REORDERED THE OUTER ENVELOPES FOR ME AND I JUST PICKED THEM UP YESTERDAY. I CAN’T BEGIN TO SAY HOW MUCH I ENJOYED WORKING WITH BOTH PATTY AND CHRISTINE! I WILL CONTINUE TO USE THEM FOR ANY FUTURE EVENTS REQUIRING PROFESSIONAL INVITATIONS! IN THE MEANTIME, I WILL HAPPILY RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR BEAUTIFUL INVITATIONS FOR A SPECIAL EVENT!
INCREDIBLE, INCREDIBLE WORK. MY INVITATIONS WENT OUT 6 MONTHS AGO AND PEOPLE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT THEM. PATTI MADE MY VISION COME TO LIFE WHILE STILL REMAINING SOUNDLY WITHIN MY BUDGET. SHE USED HER OWN CUSTOM RIBBONS AND DESIGNS TO PERSONALIZE OUR INVITATION AND CREATE SOMETHING THAT WAS TRULY ONE OF A KIND. LITTLE BLACK DRESS WAS ALWAYS SUPER PROMPT WITH RESPONDING TO EMAILS AND GETTING PROOFS BACK TO US. I COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE WITH REGARDS TO MY EXPERIENCE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
THANKS SO MUCH PATTY – I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE WOULD HAVE DONE WITHOUT YOUR EXPERT GUIDANCE AND HELP WITH MAKING THE WEDDING SO BEAUTIFUL. EVERYONE HAS SAID TO ME FROM SAVE-THE-DATE’S TO SHOWER INVITES – TO WEDDING INVITATIONS – HOW BEAUTIFUL AND THE AMAZING LEVEL OF CREATITIVITY AND QUALITY WAS OF ALL THE ITEMS.
YOU ARE THE BEST – AND I TELL EVERYONE THAT! I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. I KNOW YOU SEE A LOT OF BRIDES AND MOMS – AND WORK ON A LOT OF FUNCTIONS INCLUDING MANY FABULOUS WEDDINGS. YOU MADE EVERYTHING FEEL INCREDIBLY SPECIAL FOR US – AND I HOPE YOU WILL ALWAYS KNOW HOW MEANINGFUL THAT WAS TO BOTH CORINNE AND I
I JUST GOT MARRIED IN JANUARY AND I LOVED WORKING WITH LITTLE BLACK DRESS. PATTY AND HER EMPLOYEES HELPED ME TO PUT TOGETHER THE MOST LOVELY INVITATIONS, PROGRAMS, ESCORT CARDS, AND THANK YOU’S. THEY TOOK THE TIME TO SIT DOWN WITH ME AND HELP ME DEVELOP SOMETHING SO BEAUTIFUL. I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS PLACE AND WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE
PATTY AND CHRISTINE OF LITTLE BLACK DRESS PAPERIE HAVE A LITTLE GEM OF A SHOP. I SELECTED LBD BECAUSE OF THE HIGH QUALITY OF THE SAMPLES AND RESPONSIVENESS FROM MY FIRST VISIT. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE BEST FIRST IMPRESSION TO PROVIDE YOUR GUESTS, PATTY WILL HELP YOU PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD. SHE IS INCREDIBLY PATIENT AND TOOK THE MANY DIFFERENT ADDITIONS AND DRAFTS FOR OUR INVITATIONS AND PROGRAM ALL IN STRIDE. SHE UNDERSTOOD OUR BUDGET AND MADE GREAT RECOMMENDATIONS TO KEEP US WITHIN IT. FINALLY, IN THE TWO WEEKS LEADING UP TO OUR WEDDING, I ASKED FOR HER LBD TO PROVIDE MY ESCORT CARDS AND TABLE NAME DISPLAYS FOR OUR UNIQUE “AIR” THEME. THEY EMBRACED THIS PROJECT AND CREATIVELY EXECUTED IT. I LOVED THE CARDS SO MUCH THAT I KEPT THEM AND WILL BE CREATING A FRAMED DISPLAY IN MY HOME!
PATTY AT LITTLE BLACK DRESS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. SHE WORKS WITH YOU UNTIL WHATEVER YOU NEED IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. SHE IS EXTREMELY CREATIVE AND TALENTED BUT ALSO ANSWERS EMAILS IN ABOUT 30 SECONDS. SHE IS PROFESSIONAL AND A LOVELY PERSON TO WORK WITH. SHE PROVIDED MY WEDDING WITH INVITATIONS, CEREMONY PROGRAMS, PLACECARDS AND TABLE NUMBERS. I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THE ELEGANCE AND UNIQUENESS OF EACH PIECE. SHE IS THE VERY BEST AND I RECOMMEND HER 100 TIMES OVER! IF YOU WANT GORGEOUS PAPERIE THIS IS YOUR SHOP!
I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU BOTH FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID IN ADVISING, DESIGNING AND EVEN DELIVERING ALL OF OUR STATIONERY. WE RECEIVED MORE COMPLIMENTS THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPIRSED AS TO HOW MANY PEOPLE NOTICED, RIGHT FROM THE “SAVE THE DATE CARDS” UP TO THE “DINNER MENUS.” EVERYTHING SO COMPLIMENTED OUR EVENT. I REALLY APPRECIATED THE TIME AND EFFORT YOU TOOK TO DELIVER THE MENUS AND ESCORT VCARDS TO THE CHATEAU. ANDREW, THE SALES DIRECTOR AT THE CHATEAU, EVEN COMMENTED TO ME HOW “ELEGANTLY” THEY WERE PACKAGED AND DELIVERED. THANK YOU HELPING TO MAKE OUR EVENT SO SPECIAL!
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