Post # 1
So I need some suggestions for paper. My fiance and I are making our own invitations to keep it cheaper as realistically many people will throw them out. I had my heart set on doing a layering effect using southworth paper ( the nice cotton resume and business paper you find at staple etc). However, I devestatingly just realized all the paper types I like have a watermark which would show. Any one know of a similar paper product without a watermark??
Post # 3
@Fall_in_love: I ordered my paper from jam paper. They had a ton of different styles, textures and looks. You could try there.
Post # 4
I thought I was going to be a DIY for my invitations, as I am for many things in my wedding. But, I am going with vistaprint.com. I was able to get a groupon and use a retailmenot.com promo. So I got $250 invitations for $65. Totally worth it! Thats where I did my Save-The-Date Cards through too.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
This is really not necessarily a cheap option, but we made our invitations using plantable paper made with wildeflower seeds. They were wonderfully thick like cardstock and we were able to print using our home printer, although had some minor problems due to the bumps from the seeds I think and also due to the curve of the paper (basically our printer would get confused and think there was no paper in the thing… usually was fixed by flipping the paper over… as for the bumps, we had a few paper jams as well). I would really recommend it though — beautiful, unique, eco-friendly and reusable!
We purchased from http://www.botanicalpaperworks.com/ which had GREAT customer service.