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I’m crazy about stationary!! Being that our wedding will be the happiest place on earth and my guest list is pretty exclusive to the extra elite friends & fam, I would like to start the ball with a extra special invite – to set the tone.
I’ve looked at pocketfolds and other paper stationary, but I can’t get enough of THAI SILK BOXES! I love love love them – a perfect fit to royalty. Problem is, they’re so hard to find! After a good chunk of my time googling about Thai Silk Boxes, I only came up w/ 2 good sites to buy. 1 is in SoCal, the other is in Thai Land.
Would any of you lovely ladies would happen to know of a place that would sell these boxes? I’m a bit afraid of doing a DIY, but if you have any idea how, would you happen to know?
Thanks in Advance!
Post # 3
Papersource! They have them.
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Post # 5
Thanks SoCal Bride! I visited the papresource in our area (San Francsico) and love it. . .
october2008bride, thanks so muchfor the link – those are the cheapest yet! Still kinda upset the price is a bit on the high side. . I just might DIY and see how that comes out!
Post # 6
I am in the same situation as you are!
I love the silk box invites and they are a must
have for our 08.08.09 wedding. If you have yet
to make a purchase, try ebay there is a seller
by the name of SiamTrader that sell the boxes
for much less than papersource.
Also, I am thinking about making my own. I know
it’s going to be a challenge though! Let me know
If you’ve found yours yet.
Post # 7
Hi ladies, as a suggestion, talk to a stationer. You might be able to make some deals with them if you order invites through them. Thai silk boxes are expensive and a luxury so be prepared to spend a little. Good luck!
Post # 8
<p style=”font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin: 0px”>The cheapest ones I’ve found are advertised here on WeddingBee, and I’m sure you’ve seen it from Googling. <p style=”font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin: 0px”>http://www.thaisilkbox.com <p style=”font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin: 0px”>Depending on which ones you get, they are $8.50, compared to $25 I’ve seen every where else. My fiance, decided that even $8.50 was too much and decided that we can make it ourselves. He has experience in book binding and building things in general, so he built a prototype that very night. Even with the crazy labor and months it will take slaving over, I’m glad he gave into my idea! <p style=”font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; min-height: 14px; margin: 0px”> <p style=”font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin: 0px”>We are buying our supplies from talasonline.com. We are using Asahi japanese bookcloth and davey board.
Post # 9
Be careful about those thai silk box, make sure that you are getting 100% silk. If it didn’t say 100% silk, it is not 100% silk. It can be claimed “silk”, which is actually a polyester. Before I did an invitation for my client, I bought a sample from a supplier who claimed that it was a silk box. When I got the sample, it was absolutely disappointed. The structure of the box is thin, glue starts to appear and of course, the material is not silk. It is polyester. The supplier thinks she can fool me. I know better than that. Then, i did some digging around and came across Suburban Silk, http://www.suburbansilk.com. I talked to them and found out that they are the one who made boxes for many celebrities and high end clients, which give me some credibility. Well..talk is cheap. So, I decided to buy a start-up kit. Quality is amazing. Structure of the box is exceptional. I showed both samples (“silk” and from Suburban Silk) to my clients. They of course picked the one from Suburban Silk, even though the price is more expensive. It is not expensive when the quality is exceptional and a peace of mind I receive working with them. Their customer service and commitment are far superior. The greatest thing is that Suburban Silk is in the U.S., who I can call if i have questions or claim if there is an issue with the boxes I ordered. All the calls I make are to place orders and thank them for making my life a lot easier. They are so reliable and trustworthy. Hope this helps…good luck!
Post # 10
… it seems like most of these posts would be better suited to the Wedding Bee Pro boards, ladies 🙂
Post # 11
You can purchase silk box and silk folio invitations from House of Papier at http://www.houseofpapier.com
Post # 12
I was wondering if you received your oder yet?
If so, how long did it take for them to arrive?
What kind of import tax did you pay?
Any suggestions as to how to work with customs?
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!