November 10th 2010 in Resources, Resources by .

Where to Buy Paper For Your DIY Wedding Invitations

Now that you have your wedding invitation design, you will need to print them on good quality paper. Cardstocks or copy papers are best for invitations because they are thicker than the ordinary printer papers. You can purchase cardstock from Staples or Office Depot but they only carry a few brands and choice is limited. You may try looking at Michael’s, Robert’s or in one of your local stationary stores. The best places to buy cardstock and specialty papers are from online retailers and paper mills.

One of the advantages of buying paper in brick and mortar stores is that you can feel and see the actual paper and determine if it’s the best kind for the  invitations you have in mind. Obviously, you cannot inspect the papers in an online store. A solution for this is to order paper swatchbooks and samples if you want to feel and see the paper prior to ordering. Most retailers sell swatchbooks of all the lines of paper they sell and you can then choose the paper you want to order.

The table below lists all the paper suppliers I could find online and price of their basic 80 lb white cardstock (so you’ll have an idea of their pricing). They are a mix of online retailers and direct paper mills. I have also included links to their sample papers and swatchbooks.

Store Sheets in Pack Price Samples/Swatchbook
Paper Source 10 $3.75 Click Here
Discount Card Stock 50 $6.99 Each paper product has option to order sample.
Limited Papers 150 $19.49 Click Here
Paper and More 100 $8.99 Click Here
Simply Paper and Envelopes 50 $9.00
LCI Paper 50 $12.20 Click Here
Jam Paper 50 $15
The Paper Mill Store 250 $23.97 Click Here
Paper-Papers 100 $18.69 Click Here
Cut Card Stock 250 $37.67 Request for samples HERE
Craft Supplies for Less 150 $13.53
Paper Presentation 25 $8.5 Click Here
Couture Cardstock 25 $5.50
Envelopes.com 50 $10.95 $1 for each paper sample. No shipping fee.
French Paper 50 16.5 Click Here
Mohawk 25 $3.99
Neenah Paper

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