(Closed) What’s the best paper weight for invitations?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Best paper weight for invite
    65# : (0 votes)
    80# : (1 votes)
    20 %
    90# : (4 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    With those choices I would go with #90. Unless you are layering paper the others probably wouldnt be very thick, many paper places will give you samples you might look into that.

    Post # 4
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Yeah I gotta say, these aren’t that thick… i would definitely layer if these are your options. however, I am very picky about my paper!

    Post # 5
    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I’m using 130# paper and it still feels a tad lighter than I wish.

    Post # 7
    51 posts
    Worker bee

    Beware that paper weight is exactly that, the weight, not the thickness. 

    You can have:

    140# index that is 11pt (the thcikness)

    110# Cranes Cotton that is 21pt

    110# Classic Crest that is 15.4pt

    That being said a 90# Linen like Neenah Classic Linen will be mush thicker than say a 90# Exact Index. Also know that there are 80# text weights and 80# cover weights.

    So really, the options that you posted really depend on what kind of paper you are talking about! 

    Confusing, yes! But all things you should beware of before you purchase online.


    Post # 8
    357 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    If it’s a single sheet, with no layers, I would err on the side of heavier.  If you plan on adding a layer or two (like a matte) then you could go lighter.

    Post # 9
    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would go heavier, too.  Maybe a cotton or linen texture would make it feel thicker?

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