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Couture Maps

A map depicting your ceremony and reception locations is a must. But adding the fun places out-of-towners should visit, and spots with sentimental value, like where you and your fiancé went on your first date or where he proposed, is a treat. You can send the maps with your invitations, send them later or include them in welcome baskets. If you’re artistic, try drawing them yourself, but we like the work of Stephannie Barba,, who created this save-the-date map for a New York couple (design fee: $350; printed maps start at $105 for 100). Available at The Wedding Library in Manhattan, 212-327-0100,


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