Post # 1
What weight of paper do you recommend? Obviously computer paper is way too thin/cheap. But fullblown cardstock (not sure what weight) from craft stores is so expensive. I’m thinking about going the “order from Office Depot online” route because they have a lot of paper for a little moola. But since I can’t feel the paper, I don’t know what weight is best… I also am including an out of town reception info card and a registry/RSVP card in the invitation.
Post # 3
It seems to me that most people don’t quite use something as thick as cardstock. I’m using what paper source calls cover weight paper and making the invites myself. It’s maybe the weight of four or five sheets of computer paper put together. I don’t really know but it is not at all flimsy.Cost wise all my supplies (I’m embossing a ton of stuff) ended up costing about $260 for what will hopefully amount to 250 invites or so( including envelopes/rsvp stuff).
Post # 4
I think I bought a ream of 100lb paper from Staples for $15 (250 sheets). I used it for my save the date postcards and that weight is was pretty good. Just be aware of the grain of the paper because it will be more flimsy in one direction.
Post # 5
i’m using 110 lb paper for my invites. have you looked at cardsandpockets.com and paperandmore.com? their prices are pretty low.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club
I went with linen cardstock from paperandmore. It was a nice weight, went through the printer with no problem and I loved the added hint of texture.
Post # 7
Thanks for the websites! I’ll definitely check them out!
To all of you:
Thanks for the info… paper weight was definitely not something that I ever thought I would learn about during wedding planning!
Do you know if vellum weights are the same as paper?
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
i got almost all my paper from Paper Presentation. i think if you get at least 100 lb cardstock, that will be a good heft.