Hello!Lucky: Invitation Trend: Luxury for Less

Posted by Azure on March 18th, 2009
Special Feature from Eunice & Sabrina Moyle of Hello!Lucky

Necessity is the mother of invention – or in this case, invitations– and we can’t be happier to say that the silver lining of the economic downturn is that stylish, budget-friendly invitation options are cropping up everywhere!

Hello!Lucky’s new digital line is printed on gorgeous letterpress papers, giving you the feel of letterpress for half the price or less. 100 invitations come in at just $240, including personalized service and flexible customization options (shown above: Woodland Damask by Joel Dewberry for Hello!Lucky). Pearl Press is a great new line launched by Milkmaid Press. Its affordable offset printed invitations are whimsical and well-designed. 100 invitations are only $250 and are printed on a distinctive iridescent paper.

One of our favorite newcomers is Printable Press. Kimi will customize any of her designs for you for a mere $60 for an invitation. Then, just take it to an online printer or local print shop, or print your own at home. Caveat: paper and print quality have a major impact on how your invitations turn out, so don’t skimp – go with a textured 110# or heavier cardstock if you can, and if you’re printing at home go with an inkjet printer for best output. Don’t forget to get extra ink cartridges! Snow & Graham’s imprintable invitations (via Brides) are also a fantastic option for the DIY-inclined. We’ve always admired their whimsical, modern design. These can be yours for $15 for a box of 12 cards, so 100 will set you back about $150. Not bad! Etsy features loads of independent designers who are offering their services for very affordable prices, like these save the dates from Tucci Paper Company (10 for $40).

Invitations set the tone for the wedding, so it makes sense to take budget-friendly all the way by picking a low-key wedding style that works with cheerful, inexpensive touches (Hello taco truck, farewell crystal chandeliers!) Katherine at Snippet & Ink created this wonderful inspiration board to showcase affordable yet stunning details including papel picados ($12.50 here); a beautiful ring dish from Etsy seller Paloma’s Nest ($26); and Hello!Lucky’s Mi Amor digital wedding invitations (100 for $240).

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