Whether you're wedding planning or just looking for a little retail therapy, Bess Paper Goods & Gifts is an absolute must for your trip to the Reading Bridal District. With more than 15 years of experience in the design industry and options for every style and budget, owner and designer Kristin Joiner makes the invitation process easy. Catering to those looking for high end, heirloom paper goods as well as brides and grooms on a budget, Bess offers an exclusive collection of semi-custom invitations (perfect for the couple who isn't sure what they want, but will know it when they see it) as well as fully custom design services, including venue drawings, custom watercolor, monograms and more, all made in house. Interested in artisanal printing processes? Ask for a tour of the letterpress studio! Looking for an alternative to fresh flowers for your big day? Incredibly realistic, long lasting, crepe paper flowers are made in house. Browse the build-your-own-bouquet bar or have Kristin make something custom just for you. But wait—if you’re not planning a wedding, Bess Paper Goods has plenty to offer you too. From prints and greeting cards to handmade home decor and jewelry, this boutique has something for everyone. Kristin says, “I want Bess Paper Goods to be the first place you think of when you need something special and unique—whether you’re shopping for a gift or for yourself!” Conveniently located next to the public parking lot on the west end of the District, make sure to add Bess Paper Goods to your RBD schedule!