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How to choose the right paper for your wedding invites.

How to choose the right paper for your wedding invites.

May 26th 2023

First, you must decide whether you are looking for a paper that will be able to go through a printer or if you want to source handmade paper. Inkjet printers work on regular copy paper and watermark and inkjet papers.

Hamdmade Paper

is more expensive than inkjet paper because of the time and effort that went into making it. However, some people prefer the luxury look and feel of using unique materials such as handmade paper or imported textiles for their wedding invitations. Both types of material cost approximately $50 a pack of 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

Second, determine what size of the envelope your invitation set requires so that you can purchase the right-sized envelopes accordingly. To this measure the width and height of your invitation suite. If you're including an RSVP card, measure that as well to get the properly sized envelope for each piece of paper you plan on enclosing in the envelope.

Third, consider if you'd like to include other pieces of paper with your wedding invitations or outside them. For example, some people choose to include maps showing where the ceremony and reception will take place while others might enclose lists of local hotels and restaurants so their guests can easily reference this information should they need it.

Fourth, consider how many pages the invitation suite will entail before choosing a paper size. Some sets contain just one big card while others may require two or three smaller ones for different parts of the ceremony and reception details.

Fifth determine if you're including any other items in your wedding invitations. This may include menus and hotel cards. All these pieces should be considered when choosing a paper size.

Sixth, consider if you are using more than one suite of papers for your wedding invitations. For example, many couples send out save-the-date letters or postcards to their guests well before the official invitation is sent out several months later. If this is the case, then you will need two different-sized envelopes to mail them in depending upon how early on they are mailed out. Finally, make sure to buy a little extra paper just in case any mistakes occur while cutting or folding it so that you don't run out at the last minute!

Seventh, you should know the difference between Folding types. If you are looking for Wedding Invitations, RSVP Cards there are mainly Two types of folding in which Double Thumb & Single Thumb.

Eighth, consider what kind of look you want to achieve with your wedding invitations. Many people today opt for casual looks using watercolor or even hand-lettered calligraphy while others go for more formal looks including engraving and letterpress printing. Your paper choice should be based on whether it goes best with the overall theme of your ceremony and reception plans as well as any existing items that might already be decorating your home when the wedding invitations arrive such as signs or postcards. 

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