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What Our Clients Are Saying

We welcome you to read rave reviews from our customers on Wedding Wire, The Knot/Wedding Channel, Yelp, and Google Reviews. In the meantime, below you’ll find a sampling of some of the correspondence we’ve received directly from our clients.


Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
Lion in the Sun did a fantastic job on our wedding invitations. We came into the store with a vision for the suite that was quirky, unique, and … vague. Mel, Nora, and the graphic designer did not bat an eyelid; on the contrary, they got to work and helped us clarify the package and bring it to life, with a consistent aesthetic. This involved general creativity, graphic design, and … patience. Lots of patience. Because when you are putting together wedding invitations, there is a lot of back and forth (“should we use this font? what about this color? wait, should we put this icon here or there??!! are you sure it’s okay not to spell out the date?! help!!!”). Yet Lion never made us feel that we were obsessing over the details (even though we were). We feel that the result is outstanding. Granted, we’re not unbiased, but many of our guests have described the invitation in superlative terms (“favorite one I’ve received”, etc.), and a very large fraction of our response cards commented on the sweetness and originality of the invitation. To sum it up: our guests seem to be fans of our invitation, and we are fans of Lion in the Sun! Sign them on; they’re worth their weight in gold (but their prices are reasonable: they won’t charge you anything remotely close to anyone’s weight in gold).

Sept. 2016


5 stars * I went into Lion in the Sun Paperie for the first time yesterday just to check it out. I was instantly hooked. The entire store is filled with the most beautiful and creative paper products I’ve ever encountered. There are gorgeous cards for every occasion. There were books, journals, and notepads with amazing covers. There was a plethora of stationary options, from thank you notes to invitations to decorative writing paper. They had lots of random gift items as well. I walked around the entire store two times because I couldn’t stop checking everything out. I left the store with a card and a “Letters to My Baby” book for a friend of mine who is expecting. I also got some lovely stationery for myself. The quality of what you’re buying is superb. The staff member who helped me was very friendly and I had a great experience visiting. It made me wish I were throwing an event just so that I could order some custom invitations.

Rachel
April, 2016


We are so happy we went with Lion in the Sun for our wedding invitations & printing. Mel and the rest of the team were wonderful and very patient with us. They have wonderful attention to detail and met all of our deadlines. Everything came out beautifully. I would absolutely work with them again.

March, 2016


Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0

Very knowledgeable staff. They take their time to understand what you want
and make it happen. My fiancé and I love our invitations and are sure our
guests will too.

Leyda
March, 2016


Hi Victoria, Melinda and everyone else at Lion in the Sun –
We wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did on the invites, menu, drink signs, etc. You were a pleasure to work with every step of the way! Ellen was right that with your creative minds, we would come up with the artistic framework that we used throughout the entire planning process. Our wedding planner (who does weddings every weekend at the venue) said our invite was top 3 best he has ever seen!

Thanks again and hope to work with you again in the future!
Katja and Alex
November, 2015


Hi Melinda,

I just wanted to thank you for the paper products that you and Victoria created for Carrie and Nick’s wedding. Everyone loved the crest, and the beautiful animal images were such a huge part of expressing the theme of the wedding and reception and the personalities of the bride and groom. And now Carrie and Nick will have their beautiful guest book to look at over and over again to remember the day.

Thanks so much,
Wilma
May, 2015


This store is fabulous! Its been my home away from home ! And I don’t live close by, but it’s worth the trip .It all started with my daughter’s wedding invitations……then onto the shower invitations and now even my daughter’s graduation invitations! I can’t rave enough about the service, quality ,gorgeous collection and attention to detail this store has to offer. I have been working with Cindy from the beginning with all the details regarding all the invitations,etc and she is the most thorough and the most wonderful person to deal with. I feel like we are family!! I know this might sound crazy, but with planning a wedding and all that goes along with it, it is always stress free when Cindy is working with me. There’s more to do in the coming months and I’m looking forward to all of it at Lion in the Sun in Huntington!

April, 2015


This is THE place to go for special cards, stationery and invitations! What a great feeling to walk into a store where people know you, have watched your children grow up, and are genuinely excited to help you choose and personalize anything you need to mark life’s events. From birth announcements to birthdays parties, to bar/bat mitzvah invitations, graduations, bridal showers and weddings, Cindy and Mary at Lion In The Sun have helped me with everything along the way, getting to know me and my children over the years, guiding us to find what they know we would like. Personal service has become a rare commodity nowadays, but not so at Lion In The Sun!! And they have fun, beautiful and unique retail items too….you can browse forever!

Ora
April 2015


Lion in the Sun does a great job with invitations. They have a lot of experience and give a lot of attention to your project. I wish I had an excuse to use them again. The store is also great for other stationery and DIY items.

Audrey and Daniel
Feb. 2015


I found a Gem in brooklyn! I loved how they worked with me and my budget to find the perfect wedding invitation that fit my fiance and I. I went with a custom design and loved creating it with them. I got to see a ton of proofs (digital) and a mockup before printing out the order. I loved that it was my own and no one else would ever have it! They were super responsive and always available for questions or concerens! loved working with them!!

Tiffany
2014


These guys are great. Victoria in particular really made our vision come alive. She was creative yet responsive to our own ideas, and she really made a coherent, chic look for our paper goods. We did both invitations and day of (menus, programs, little signs) and they were all stunning. In every step along the way everyone at Lion was helpful and creative. They will sit down with you and look through scores of ideas until you find the one you love. Then, they will help you continue that vision in every little detail. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Sarah
2014


Melinda, Ella and the whole team at Lion in the Sun were terrific. They helped us design a custom invitation that looked beautiful and got rave reviews. The service was quick and they were so helpful and prompt with their responses. Highly recommended!

2014


I LOVE Melinda, Victoria and the rest of the staff at Lion in the Sun! I really enjoyed the process of picking out my save the dates and wedding invites with their help and expertise. Their knowledge of everything paper is extensive and it really made me fall in love with stationary. Any Brides in Brooklyn or NYC looking for the best service and a wide range of Wedding stationary, should definitely stop into Lion in the Sun.

2014


Thank you Ella and the Lion in the Sun team for all the amazing work you did for our wedding! We couldn’t be happier with the end result! I never thought I would say this, but I am actually really looking forward to writing “thank you” notes!

I will definitely send photos and probably come in periodically to drool over beautiful paper.

LOVE!
Heather (& Dan)
7/12/14


Hi! Let me tell you the reaction from people has been overwhelming. We’ve received so many emails and texts from people saying how creative and amazing they look. Not that we expected any other reaction, but the response has been insanely positive. Thank you so very much again for all of your work, you have really helped to make our entire wedding experience something we dared to dream, and we could not have come anywhere near to close to our ideal without you. Thank you so much again and we look forward to working with you in the future on…who knows what!!!!

Mary Helen
4/2/14


I just picked up my parents 50th wedding anniversary party invitations and they are absolutely beautiful!!! I have worked with the amazingly talented staff at Lion in the Sun in for over ten years. From my sister’s bridal shower invitations, to my parents 40th and now their 50th…I just can’t praise the women at Lion in the Sun enough!!!! Three years ago Mary made me the happiest bride to ever say “I Do”! Mary created the most outstanding invitation for my beach themed wedding. From the ribbon around each box that held each invitation to the hand painted sunflowers on my church programs, to my real starfish place cards, everything was PERFECT!!! Mary, Anna, Cindy, and Jane as well as the rest of the talented designers are wonderful! They have become like family and I can’t thank them enough for being part of my family’s celebrations!!!! If you are lucky enough to have good times in your life…Lion in the Sun will help make those memories last! Their professionalism, patience, attention to detail, and care for what they create cannot be found elsewhere! Thank you Mary, Anna, Cindy, and Jane for everything!!!! Can’t wait for the next party!!!!

Katie
3/8/14


I can not thank Lion and the Sun, and Mary for all of their help with my wedding invitations. My invitiations came out beautiful, and the customer service was outstanding.
Thank you so much!!

Nicole
3/13/14


Hi Jess (& everyone else),

We got the invitations yesterday! They are PERFECT. Thank you all so much for your help with everything, we are so happy with them!! Can’t wait to send them out!

Thank you thank you thank you!!

Tara (& Lydia)
10/23/13


Everyone at Lion in the Sun was so helpful in making out wedding invitation suite perfect! They were patient with our decision making and when there was a Smock trunk show Jess immediately thought they would be the perfect match for us – and they were! Our invitations came out more wonderful than we thought they could be. It reflected our vision for the wedding and it was truly unique. Everyone raved about our invitations after receiving them. We highly recommend Lion in the Sun.

9/30/13


There are not enough good things to say about Melinda and everyone at Lion in the Sun. Melinda spent the time to get to know us, came up with inventive ideas, and helped us to create a save-the-date and a wedding invitation suite that were stylish, memorable, tasteful and – most importantly – a unique and perfect reflection of us. Melinda and her team promptly responded to all of our nit-picky inquiries and ideas with patience and grace. And when our rehearsal dinner venue fell through at the last minute, they not only helped to ensure that the invitations were quickly changed and could still go out on time, they even helped us find a new venue!!

I worked in a printing press in college, and so have some appreciation for the craft that went into our invitations. They are perfect and we have gotten nothing but compliments. I could not have been more pleased with our experience and the result. Thanks Lion in the Sun!

9/30/13


I first found Lion in the Sun by simply walking around my own neighborhood in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I then met with them as we are both in the wedding industry, and instantly knew I wanted to tell all my clients about them. When I got engaged I had no doubt they would be the perfect fit for our vision for invitations. From the very first brainstorming session through every quirky idea, Ella and Mel were so engaged and excited to help. They made me feel like I was their only client, even when I knew I was one among many! The entire team is incredibly friendly and accommodating, great with communication and, maybe most important, so EFFICIENT! With all the craziness in planning a wedding, invitations are one of the things where we get to flex our creativity and establish the theme of it all. I am an artist, so of course my brain went in twenty different directions. Mel and Ella were able to guide me to hone in on what I really wanted, and we ended up with the most perfectly original and beautiful set of invitations. We couldn’t have been happier and I am so happy to get to tell everyone about them and work with them more in the future!!

9/30/13


Beautiful Work!

We just had the opportunity to spend the last year hanging out with the Lion in the Sun crew. From our save the dates to the tags on our wedding favors, Lion in the Sun had brilliant design, impeccable service and an open mind that resulted in the creation of stunning works of art (that were practical too). We loved going into the shop to put together the next phase of our wedding paper products and each person in Lion in the Sun brought her own perspective and skills. From Mel, to Ella, to Sara, to Jessica and everyone else, we were always happy to hear their opinions and excited to make something reflecting us perfectly. We were always excited to see our proofs and work with the staff to reach the perfect final result. We really did a lot of custom work as well so at the end of the day, the value was pretty good. It is definitely worth every penny and if you dont have the extra pennies, Lion in the Sun was great about working with you to figure out ways for your dream invitation to fit your budget and your vision. We got SO MANY compliments on everything we had Lion in the Sun create and we couldnt be happier that we chose to use them for everything!

I also purchased personalized stationary for my sister when she graduated from law school from Lion in the Sun. They were beautiful!

9/30/13

Hand-Written Thank You’s

Jesse and Melanie: Montague Street thank you card (a PostScript Brooklyn design) from  June, 2014Thank you favor, hard cover edition of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing from Regina and Brian, May 2013Thank you from Amanda and Matthew, Oct. 2012Thank you from Marcie, summer 2012Thank you from Nicole, April 2011Thank you from Nicole, April 2011Thank you from Gina and Paul, March 2011Jennifer and Chris, Jan. 2011Thank you from Jaime and Scott, 2009Thank you from Elizabeth and DavidApril & Nate's Thank YouLisa & Brian's Thank YouKim & Andrew's Thank YouLisa & Anthony's Thank YouDeMoon thank you

Victoria,

I would like to say Thank You for helping Emily create such a beautiful wedding invitation for she and David. I believe it will be remembered by all for a long time. The excitement and joy I heard in Emily’s voice when she received the proof, is a moment I will never forget.
Thank you again.

Courtney Raughley
July, 2013


Ella,

I just wanted to let you know that not only did we absolutely adore the invitations you did for us but we have had so many comments about then its unreal! We went on holiday the day after I mailed them and by the time I landed I had loads of texts telling me how beautiful they were and one fellow bride-to-be asking what company we used (I sent your website details with the highest recommendations!)

Thank you so much for all your work on them, and getting them just right.

All the best,

Verity
March 2013


My husband Rob Machold and I just celebrated our third anniversary last week. Today I was browsing through your wedding invitation gallery (no reason, I just was) and I saw our reception card in the gallery!! That made my day! You did such beautiful work on all our wedding paper needs, and it was a great experience working with your staff. We still get compliments. 🙂 Thank you and keep up the amazing work!

Courtney
April 2013


Sarah and Melinda,

I am so incredibly thankful for all the time you spent with me figuring out
save the dates, invitations, RSVP cards, menus…you name it! You were a huge
part of making my wedding day the most memorable day ever!

Thank you sooo much for everything!

Hope
February 2013


To all the staff at Lion in the Sun,

Lawrence and I wanted to say thank you for providing us with our wedding stationery. It all looked wonderful, got lots of attention and best of all, was free from any birds! Everyone helped us tremendously and made sure we got precisely what we wanted. The products you provide are great, but they would be nothing without your top notch customer service.

Attached are a few photos of our wedding stationery. Thank you again for everything!

All the best,
Lawrence and Kelly (aka Angry Bird Lady)
10/7/12


Hi Melinda and Hayley,

I just want to say thank you very much for the beautiful wedding invitations. They were posted out last week and we have already received many compliments on them. All of our Australian friends have been asking where we had them made (so you may receive some Australian orders in the future!).

Thank you!

Sarah & Rob x
8/15/12


Hi everyone,

A quick note of big thanks for your important part in making Sarah and Sam’s wedding day and night awesome. They were both thrilled and words like amazing and perfect were flying out of their mouths at the end of the night. I look forward to future collaborations with you. Have a great weekend and an excellent summer season!

Warm regards,

Tammy Golson
Tammy Golson Events
6/29/12


Hello Lion in the Sun!

I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for helping Ted and I create the perfect invitation for our wedding. We just sent them out, and were so proud of how great they look.

When we first discovered Lion in the Sun online, I knew the invitations would be special. What took me by surprise was how incredibly smooth and pleasant the entire process was from start to finish. From the moment we walked in the Brooklyn store and was greeted by Hayley we knew we were in great hands. Hayley was awesome. Not only were we completely comfortable with her easygoing spirit, but we were consistently impressed by her deft ability to immediately understand our style and guide us with tips and pointers. I also like that Hayley was not afraid to give us her opinion, and was always frank and honest with us about color combinations, cost analysis and turnaround time for printing. She had our complete trust.

Hayley helped us create an invitation that succeeded on all fronts: delivering a bold masculine announcement of a same-sex wedding, capturing our creativity as free-lance artists, while also giving a nod to a traditional wedding ceremony. We are so impressed with Hayley’s skills as a salesperson. She was professional and relaxed, knowledgable and confident. We will unhesitatingly recommend Lion in the Sun to anyone for invitations, announcements or any stationery needs.

Many thanks for helping us with our special day,

Daniel
6/5/12


Subject: Great Service!

Dear Staff —

Thank you for your great work on our wedding invitations! We came
in with a concept and you turned it into a beautiful invitation. Many
people have commented on how creative and striking the invitations are.
Plus, you were very gay friendly!

Thanks to Shana and Sarah who worked with us.

Best,

Lee and Mitchell
5/30/12


Hi Ella,

I just wanted to say thank you again so much for doing my invitations–we’re thrilled with how they look!! Your handwriting is gorgeous, and somehow perfectly captures us, which is weird, but true. 🙂

Best,
Heather
4/8/12


Hi Shana,

Ashley and I absolutely loved the invitations. We stuffed them last night and they go out this afternoon. Thanks for all of your help over the past several weeks. You helped make this a really enjoyable project.

Best,

Lee & Ashley
3/1/11


Hi Melinda,

Thanks again for the amazing invitations, and for hanging in there with us during the process. We’ve received incredibly positive feedback from friends. Here’s a note from one of our good friends, who works in advertising and has a good eye.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Best,
Atiya and Joe
2/19/11


———- Forwarded message ———-
Date: Wed, Feb 16, 2011
Subject: your invite is AMAZINGGGG

hey girl!

hope the last few months of planning have been going well! i’ve been meaning to write this note for awhile now, but your save-the-date was UBER cute, and your wedding invites are AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGG! i love them. i really can’t stop looking at them. where did you get them from? they are seriously spectacular!

anyway, i’m loving the purple/pink combo. love love love!


Hi Melinda,

I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful wedding invitations. We had our wedding in December and it was an amazing experience! Jeff and I talk about our favorite part of the planning process and concluded that designing the invitation together was our favorite experience. We also got A LOT of compliments about the invitations. People described them as classic, fun, elegant and as the best invitations they have seen. I think the invitations reflected all the love, care and work we put into them. Thanks for all your help with this.

I have many friends that just got engaged and I will definitely refer you and mention to them what a great experience this was.

Thanks and Happy New Year

Lucia and Jeff
1/8/11


Hi there –

We just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to thank you for helping us with our wedding invitations and programs. We were so pleased with how they turned out and wouldn’t have changed a thing! We hope to have an occasion to work with you again in the future. Enjoy the holidays and keep up the excellent work!

Sincerely,

Katie and Orin
11/20/10


Hi Melinda!

We just wanted you to know how thankful we are with your service, your kindness, and all of the hard work in creating the most BEAUTIFUL invitations we’ve ever seen!

They are just gorgeous!!

Please know how thrilled we are with the invitations and we look forward to working with you very soon on the programs, escort cards, and menu cards.

Jen
9/30/10


Hey everyone!

Thank you so much for my beautiful wedding invitations and menu cards. I was blown away not only by their quality and elegance, but the level of service you provided really exceeded my expectations. The times I came in your store after having wedding-related family meltdowns, you guys knew exactly what to say to calm me down.

Nicole
2/16/10


Hello Kalin,

Our invitations arrived today and they are just amazing! We knew from the proofs we would love them – but to see them in person takes it to a whole other level… they are just beyond awesome!

We just wanted to say thank you for all of your help and answering our (ok mostly my) many, many questions and promptly replying to my million emails. You and everyone at Lion in the Sun were terrificly patient with us.. even through redesigns and surprise upgrades! (By the way I’m so glad we got the thicker invitation paper — soooo luxurious!). At the end of the day it was all so worth it to see this finished product.

Please extend my thanks to Melinda as well and anyone else over there that played a part in putting together these fantastic invites.

Again – thanks for taking the time to help us to find the most wonderful invitations and staying within our budget –(PS Designer’s Fine Press rocks!) We are so excited and can’t wait to send them out.

Thank you.. thank you… thank you!!!

Verelyn & Sean
1/30/10


Hi Kalin,

Just a note to thank you for all your help with choosing our invitations. We are very pleased with the print and color of the ink – it looks very nice and “summery” for our May wedding, so your recommendation was dead-on. The cards are the perfect size too for the vellum cover page we have for each invite.

Thanks again for your helpful, informed and patient service!! 🙂

Best regards,
Sharon
12/7/09


The emails, texts, etc. are just POURING in about these invitations! Everyone LOVES them. My favorite description so far – “classic and beautiful, but with a razor sharp edge.” Multiple compliments as well on the calligraphy, which apparently matches the font amazingly well. Thanks to you all for your input, help, & fabulous taste. 🙂

–Megan
8/20/09


Hi-

I wanted to thank all of you – Melinda, Alana and Jessica – for your help. I have been receiving non-stop compliments on how beautiful the invitations are, and I know I couldn’t have put them together without all of your help. Nearly everyone who responds adds a comment about the invitation design. THANK YOU!

Best-
Tamara
7/23/09


Dear Melinda and Crew,

We LOVE our invitations and can’t wait for our guests to receive them! You were amazing to work with. You gave us the perfect amount of advice and guidance without being the least bit pushy! Not to mention, we felt your prices were extremely reasonable, especially considering the wonderful personal service we received. You were always quick to respond to my emails and questions, which was greatly appreciated. We discovered you guys online and read nothing but rave reviews…you didn’t disappoint! You better believe we will tell everyone we know (especially future engaged friends) about you guys! We will be coming in again soon to order menus, place cards, and table numbers for our wedding as well. I wouldn’t even consider going anywhere else! I sincerely apppreciate you making our invitation experience one of the most hassle free parts of planning our event!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Nicole & Paul
4/13/09


I would definitely recommend you to other clients. You did a beautiful job. You made us feel very comfortable.

Bianca & Carmela
2/11/09


Hi Melinda,

Brian brought home the invitations yesterday and they look great! I just wanted to thank you again for all of your help and especially for helping turn around the direction inserts so quickly. Everyone has been so nice and easy to work with, it has been a great experience.

Moira
1/27/09


Hi Melinda,

Thank you for all of the help you have given us with selecting our stationery! We would never have been able to handle the process alone, and were relieved to know that you were going to ensure that all went well with our orders. You truly have a wonderful store and nothing but professional, helpful staff who were a pleasure to work with.

Mary Lu
9/22/08


Hi Melinda,

We got back from our honeymoon this morning and the wedding was just fabulous. I can’t say enough about how great the programs, menus, etc. were — you were such a hugely valuable asset to this whole process and we are so appreciative! I will spread the word far and wide (and have been doing so already). Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sharon
9/21/08


Hi Melinda and team,

I had to write you this email to let you know that I LOVE our invitations! I think they are even more beautiful in person than the samples. From start to end, the whole process of deciding and ordering has been such a pleasure! Everyone in the store is so lovely and knowledgeable, it was the best experience I can imagine. You will be receiving more clients from me! THANK YOU SO MUCH 🙂

Samantha
August 2008