Best of Boston

2003 Best Wedding Stationery

Crane & Co. Paper Makers

Most people don’t give stationery a second thought. Then they get engaged and suddenly need an expert opinion on a forest’s worth of papers—invitations, save-the-date cards, programs, thank-you notes. Dalton-based Crane, manufacturer of the most classic and elegant wedding stationery collections on the finest-quality paper, makes sense of it all. For tastes that veer toward the modern, there’s a newer line of invites that don’t follow the classic models. An experienced staff helps you find exactly the right paper and style to fit your budget, and even occasionally eschews tradition by letting you in on a little secret: You don’t need that expensive second envelope nowadays. (Our saleswoman whispered that it was used to keep the invitation clean back when mail was carried on horseback.)

Prudential Center, Boston, 617-247-2822,