Post # 1
We are being excessive with other elements of our wedding, and I am trying to find ways to save a lot on the invitations…
My Fiance and are designing our own, which helps with the cost…and now I’m thinking- why not buy my own cardstock at a good wholesale price, then just pay the printing place for engraving.
Is this a good idea?
Does this look like a really good quality heavy cardstock? http://www.thepapermillstore.com/product.php?productid=33697
When they say 80lb, what on earth do they mean? Each card doesn’t weigh that much! LOL
Sorry for the million questions, thanks!!
Post # 4
Go to a stationary store and check out the different thicknesses. It’s hard to explain it without showing you.
Post # 5
I also ordered all of my own paper for the invites and saved a bunch of money! In my opinion, 80 lb is too light. I purchased 110 lb cardstock and it has worked great – it’s flexible to go through my printer at home, but is still sturdy. Depending on what color you are looking for, I would suggest OfficeMax or Staples. I got a 250 sheet pack of 81/2 x11″ white cardstock for $15.99 and will have some left over to use for other wedding related projects!
I also used these sites to purchase some of my paper:
Post # 6
@sweetlikecandy: Thanks!! Can staples or officemax engrave? or is it just simple printing?
Is 110 cardstock very heavy the way luxury invites are?
Post # 7
I don’t know much about the thickness of paper but I’m using anchor paper for my cardstock
Post # 8
@Evie19: it’s not super heavy, 130 might be what you’re thinking of for luxury ones?
Post # 9
@Evie19: I wouldn’t exactly call it luxury – if you’re looking for something like that, I would say to go for a heavier paper (aka higher “pound”) I also echo @ellabee’s comment that it would be helpful to go to a stationary store and feel the papers in person. I found it hard to get a good idea for how heavy things were without feeling them. I don’t think that either staples or office max engrave – they just do general printing/copying. I bought my paper there because I printed my invites at home. Also, engraving can be expensive!
Post # 10
@sweetlikecandy: Thanks for the help!! Yes Im going to go check things out in person. I probably want a 130lb cardstock. I know engraving is expensive, but maybe only the crest at the top could be engraved rather than the whole thing.
Post # 11
http://www.paperandmore.com – Awesome prices and GREAT quality.
Post # 12
@erinleigh1: second this. and super fast delivery! They always “upgraded” my shipping for free and it came within 1 or 2 days.
Post # 13
@erinleigh1: I’ve actually been looking on that site!! I love it. I will probably order from there.
Post # 14
anchorpaper.com for sure! I got ALL my paper for my Wedding PRE-CUT for 80 bucks after Shipping
125 sheets of 6.75 x 4.75 80# cover Brown Basis Cover for $11.80
105 sheets of 6.75 x 4.75 65# cover Orbit Orange Astrobrights Cover for $7.00
78 sheets of 15.625 x 7 80# cover Lunar Blue Astrobrights cover for $15.20
700 sheets 4.75 x 6.75 80# text Neenah Classic Crest Solar White for $24.84
125 sheets 8 x 8 80# cover Wausau Exact Ice White for $13.60
They have the BEST cutomer service and have lots of other paper that’s even heavier stock… If you don’t find something on their site listed just email them and tell them what you’re looking for!
I LOVE this company!
Post # 15
@runsyellowlites: Thanks for the tip!! 🙂
Post # 16
paper weight is determined by the weight of 500 sheets of 17×22
How are you planning on using the paper? Will you be folding it? Keep in mine the thicker the paper, the harder it is to fold.
And when you say engraving, do you mean letterpress? because letterpress paper is different from regular cardstock.
check out paper-papers.com