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10 Creative and Cost-saving Wedding Invitations


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Destination-based Invitations
A colorful map of Brooklyn would make a splashy backdrop for an invite to a modern city wedding.
A colorful map of Brooklyn would make a splashy backdrop for an invite to a modern city wedding.
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Play up the location of your wedding with a map-based invitation. Maps are the perfect option if you're planning a destination wedding or if you're expecting large numbers of out-of-town guests. Look for vintage maps of your wedding locale online, or buy a set of modern folding maps with attractive printing. Let the map serve as a background for the invitation by printing wedding details right on top. You can also use the map as a border to frame the written invitation details. Another option is to cut and paste appropriate map sections to accent a standard invitation, or to serve as the image on the front of a postcard.

Pick maps that complement the theme and mood of your wedding. A simple outline map of your state or city works well for almost all ceremonies, while faded vintage maps create a more classic style. Save the busy street views for big-city weddings and those with a decidedly modern flair.


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