(Closed) Paper Weight for Invitations

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’d say atleast 110lb if not 120.

Ask the print shop what they recommend.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m doing accordian style invites too!! I decided to go with 80 lb paper for the inside as well as the covers. Anything heavier and you’ll have a problem trying to fold them.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@melisandescott: Unfortunately, no. I’ve ordered the paper, but haven’t completed everything yet.

I plan to have a few invites complete by April for my in laws to give out since they have guests coming in from out of the country. I’ll definitely post them then.

I would have used 65lb for the inside and then 80 lb/110 lb for the covers but I wanted the inside to be a linen texture and also gray colored and the only one I could find with that was 80 lb.

People aren’t really going to be holding the insides of the invite, only the covers, so it would be ideal that the covers are a heavier weight since that’s what people will actually be holding.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Will the covers use extensive color (so that you would have them professionally printed versus printing them yourself?) I recommend using Cat Print for your printing. They have different weight card stock and different finishes (matte, glossy, lux cotton, etc). You can specify the exact size that you would like them. We are using them to print our paper products!

You can then print the inside on regular paper (perhaps 8×14?) and cut it down to that be 4 equal sizes like Mrs Joey’s, and glue them in. That’s a super cute program, btw, and I think an invite with all that info would be great as well!

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