Have a Luxe Wedding for Less

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Choose haute hues. Color choice is an ideal way to signal the refined style of your event-and even the lowest-priced stationery lines offer wide ranges of color options. A fashion-forward combination, like a pastel shade paired with a muted metallic, can convey an upscale event just as clearly as the more classic white or cream invitations with black, gold or silver script.

Don't “typecast.” Letterpress printing has a luxurious feel, but it can cost more than twice as much as thermography or offset printing. In this offset-printed invitation (left), a contemporary font and artful motif elevate the design, $12 each (includes printed envelope, reception card, RSVP and map), from Invite Delight, invitedelight.com.

Purchase a package. A coordinated set of stationery has an elegant appearance, especially if the designs on each item are similar, not identical. A bonus is the value: Your price per piece decreases according to the volume you are buying-so consider getting matching thank-you notes when you place your order.

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