(Closed) Place Cards HELP!!!!

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hi!  I did my own place cards.  I bought paper from http://www.cardsandpockets.com they pretty much have any colored paper you want.  But it’s thick!  Like the lady at officemax (the shiny paper has to be printed by inkjet printers) asked how thick it was….I told her 110 lb which is what the website said and she was like well here’s my 110lb and yours is way thicker.  I was kind of hard to fold (like I definitely couldn’t have done a mounting like I wanted).

Also, 4×6 seems really big to me.  I did 2.5 by 3.5 and folded that in half hotdog style 🙂  But then again that might have been too small.  I don’t really have any pics at the moment of them.  But they were really simple.

Good Luck!

Post # 7
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think I would go as low as 65lb cardstock…it’s about the thickness of construction paper, and so it’d be a bit flimsy and might keep flopping down if you tried to tent it.  As for the business cards that you’ll put guests’ names and table numbers on, if you register on vistaprint.com you’ll eventually get an e-mail (sent every few days) with ridiculous savings.  I got 250 business cards for free (paid $6 for shipping) that we are going to attach to our favors.  They’re not bad quality, and if you’re going to be mounting them on another piece of cardstock anyway they’d be more than adequate, and that way you’d be able to have a little bit of a design on them instead of just plain white or beige cards…but you’d also have to write their names/table numbers out by hand.

Post # 8
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The vistaprint idea from RosieBee is a really good idea!  I had a really good experience with vistaprint.  I would note that the 110lb paper that I used, folded just fine, but I did have to use a bone folder type thing (ummm yeah an old ruler :)) to help fold and keep a straight smooth line.  So if you’re using that as a backing type thing it’s probably a really good idea to have a really sturdy card stock.  cardsandpocket.com was really reasonable and vistaprint.com has awesome deals.

Good luck with everything!

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