With COVID-19 social distancing and shelter in place mandates in New Orleans and throughout the country, weddings are being postponed, couples are selling their flowers and well, everything is in limbo. However, this doesn’t mean you have to completely stop your wedding planning.

Printers around the city are offering couples the opportunity to pick their wedding invitations and other paper goods from the comfort and social distance of their own homes.

GEM Printing announced on social media that though the showroom is closed, invitation options are available on the company’s website. In addition to invitations, GEM offers save the dates, change of dates and thank you note card options that can be delivered directly to the couple’s home.


There are many wedding-related items you can buy ahead of time in addition to invitations. Even before you’re officially betrothed, you know your soon-to-be married name and initials. Think of ordering thank you cards or additional stationery items for your wedding needs.

Scriptura offers options for personalization and special touches like a New Orleans map lined envelope or special envelope seals, as well as napkins or to-go cups that add a little elegance to taking your drink when you leave.

Lionheart Prints has myriad gifts for those attending the wedding (as opposed to hosting the wedding). Our favorites are the “Mr. & Mrs.” greeting cards and the company’s “For Like Ever” wedding planner journal.


For couples unsure of their rescheduled wedding date, or those still in the planning stages without a date on the books, an engagement announcement can offer couples a way to let friends and family know that a wedding is in the works. Also, couples can support small business now by ordering invitations or save the dates and adding an insert with the new or postponed wedding date. Ask your stationer for options.