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Papersource

Chicago , IL

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Ashley
Wedding:
1/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I really liked how we had the option to sit down with someone in the store to walk us through the process and options but could then go home and do everything online. The website was great and very easy to use, the prices were affordable, and our save the dates came out great!
I really liked how we had the option to sit down with someone in the store to walk us through the process and options but Read more...
I really liked how we had the option to sit down with someone in the store to walk us through the process and options but could then go home and do everything online. The website was great and very easy to use, the prices were affordable, and our save the dates came out great! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.0/5.0
Unfortunately, there was not a Papersource store in Colorado at the time of my Wedding, so I had to go to Santa Monica to order my invitations, since it was not an option to order the specific letterpress colors that I wanted online. The invitations I had ordered in Santa Monica turned out perfect and were beautiful, but were definitely on the higher side for pricing. It was definitely a challenge working with a non-local vendor for this, but it was possible, since my mother-in-law lived nearby another store in California, so she was able to go order the Menu cards, programs, gift bag tags, etc. I will definitely be shopping at this store for other paper products in the future and do believe there is a store being built in Denver currently. I would probably check at other places for pricing first, but they provided an extremely quality product!
Unfortunately, there was not a Papersource store in Colorado at the time of my Wedding, so I had to go to Santa Monica to Read more...
Unfortunately, there was not a Papersource store in Colorado at the time of my Wedding, so I had to go to Santa Monica to order my invitations, since it was not an option to order the specific letterpress colors that I wanted online. The invitations I had ordered in Santa Monica turned out perfect and were beautiful, but were definitely on the higher side for pricing. It was definitely a challenge working with a non-local vendor for this, but it was possible, since my mother-in-law lived nearby another store in California, so she was able to go order the Menu cards, programs, gift bag tags, etc. I will definitely be shopping at this store for other paper products in the future and do believe there is a store being built in Denver currently. I would probably check at other places for pricing first, but they provided an extremely quality product! Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
7/6/2012
4.8/5.0
I ordered the paper for my invitations from this company online. I was pleased with their options for colors, but I do wish they gave more information on what the papers feel like. My order was packaged very nicely, and arrived quickly!
I ordered the paper for my invitations from this company online. I was pleased with their options for colors, but I do Read more...
I ordered the paper for my invitations from this company online. I was pleased with their options for colors, but I do wish they gave more information on what the papers feel like. My order was packaged very nicely, and arrived quickly! Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Unique Services
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Bethany
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
SO thankful for Paper Source and their employees! I had wanted to save some money by buying some embossed card stock at Paper Source and printing them myself. Despite the great quality of their products, the raised part of my card stock (from the embossing) would come out with splotches of ink from my printer. After trying many printers, I brought this to the attention of the manager. He willingly returned all of the damaged items, spent hours in the store with me trying to print them out, and finally made a special order to have them printed professionally and gave me a discount. They were so accommodating and so willing to help in any way they could. I was thrilled with the end product! This is also where we bought menu cards, table numbers, etc. because of their high-quality products. I definitely recommend Paper Source, whether you want DIY invitations or professionally printed.
SO thankful for Paper Source and their employees! I had wanted to save some money by buying some embossed card stock at Read more...
SO thankful for Paper Source and their employees! I had wanted to save some money by buying some embossed card stock at Paper Source and printing them myself. Despite the great quality of their products, the raised part of my card stock (from the embossing) would come out with splotches of ink from my printer. After trying many printers, I brought this to the attention of the manager. He willingly returned all of the damaged items, spent hours in the store with me trying to print them out, and finally made a special order to have them printed professionally and gave me a discount. They were so accommodating and so willing to help in any way they could. I was thrilled with the end product! This is also where we bought menu cards, table numbers, etc. because of their high-quality products. I definitely recommend Paper Source, whether you want DIY invitations or professionally printed. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We used the papersource for all of our invitations. They helped us create an invitation from scratch using elements of others that we liked. The invitations turned out amazingly, and were less expensive than some boring ones we found online!
We used the papersource for all of our invitations. They helped us create an invitation from scratch using elements of Read more...
We used the papersource for all of our invitations. They helped us create an invitation from scratch using elements of others that we liked. The invitations turned out amazingly, and were less expensive than some boring ones we found online! Read less
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fightsactualfoo
Wedding:
11/12/2011
3.7/5.0
They failed to contact me to finalize my order after my initial consultation, but it was smooth sailing after they. They do a great job and meet their deadlines, but you may have to do all the followup.
They failed to contact me to finalize my order after my initial consultation, but it was smooth sailing after they. They Read more...
They failed to contact me to finalize my order after my initial consultation, but it was smooth sailing after they. They do a great job and meet their deadlines, but you may have to do all the followup. Read less
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Amy Lynn
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.9/5.0
Our friend is a designer for Paper Source and created a custom design for our invitations. We absolutely LOVED the design (which we then incorporated into our programs, place cards, etc) and received too many compliments to count!! The staff at Paper Source was extremely helpful, both when we placed our order and prior to that when we were choosing paper. They keep a record of the colors you've used/purchased, so when I sent my hubby back for extra paper there was no question as to whether he'd come back with the right stuff! We received our invites within a week of placing the order (which was great because to save on cost we chose to assemble them ourselves and it gave us plenty of time to do so). Our invites were a little pricey, but the quality of the paper and printing was phenomenal .... and there are so many creative ideas to be found in the store (I could spend hours in there, no joke ... hence having to send the hubby to pick up any needed supplies). I will definitely use them again for any stationary needs!
Our friend is a designer for Paper Source and created a custom design for our invitations. We absolutely LOVED the design Read more...
Our friend is a designer for Paper Source and created a custom design for our invitations. We absolutely LOVED the design (which we then incorporated into our programs, place cards, etc) and received too many compliments to count!! The staff at Paper Source was extremely helpful, both when we placed our order and prior to that when we were choosing paper. They keep a record of the colors you've used/purchased, so when I sent my hubby back for extra paper there was no question as to whether he'd come back with the right stuff! We received our invites within a week of placing the order (which was great because to save on cost we chose to assemble them ourselves and it gave us plenty of time to do so). Our invites were a little pricey, but the quality of the paper and printing was phenomenal .... and there are so many creative ideas to be found in the store (I could spend hours in there, no joke ... hence having to send the hubby to pick up any needed supplies). I will definitely use them again for any stationary needs! Read less
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Carly
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We used the Southport location to find our invitations. We went with a very elegant William Arthur invitation. There are tons of options at the Paper Source from DIY to traditional companies. We went there a few times to look through their books to make our decisions. We also ended up using their papers to make DIY wedding programs and select place cards. We were happy with everything we purchased, and it was nice to have a local place I could walk right into any time I forgot an item or wanted to look for something else.
We used the Southport location to find our invitations. We went with a very elegant William Arthur invitation. There are Read more...
We used the Southport location to find our invitations. We went with a very elegant William Arthur invitation. There are tons of options at the Paper Source from DIY to traditional companies. We went there a few times to look through their books to make our decisions. We also ended up using their papers to make DIY wedding programs and select place cards. We were happy with everything we purchased, and it was nice to have a local place I could walk right into any time I forgot an item or wanted to look for something else. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
3/6/2011
1.0/5.0
I would NEVER recommend using Paper Source for wedding invitations. When we went into the two Chicago stores they didn't help us at all, and the paper we chose caused our ink to smear so by the time the guests got the invitations they were completely ruined. When we went back they told us we shouldn't have used that paper because ink doesn't stick to it, but nobody told us that and it didn't have any printing requirements on the package.

The only positive thing I can say is that they did reimburse us 100% and very quickly.
I would NEVER recommend using Paper Source for wedding invitations. When we went into the two Chicago stores they didn't Read more...
I would NEVER recommend using Paper Source for wedding invitations. When we went into the two Chicago stores they didn't help us at all, and the paper we chose caused our ink to smear so by the time the guests got the invitations they were completely ruined. When we went back they told us we shouldn't have used that paper because ink doesn't stick to it, but nobody told us that and it didn't have any printing requirements on the package.

The only positive thing I can say is that they did reimburse us 100% and very quickly. Read less
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Audrey
Wedding:
10/2/2010
3.6/5.0
Very budget friendly, with DIY options. Decent selection, though not huge. turn around time was quick, 2 weeks only from start to delivery.
Very budget friendly, with DIY options. Decent selection, though not huge. turn around time was quick, 2 weeks only from Read more...
Very budget friendly, with DIY options. Decent selection, though not huge. turn around time was quick, 2 weeks only from start to delivery. Read less
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bford2
Wedding:
3/20/2010
4.4/5.0
I used papersource for all my invitations and programs. I think their paper is of high quality and I liked the ideas and workshops they provide. This helped me to save some money on these items as well as to have the invitations and programs just the way I wanted them! I will use Papersource in the future for any similar types of occasions where I will need invitations.
I used papersource for all my invitations and programs. I think their paper is of high quality and I liked the ideas and Read more...
I used papersource for all my invitations and programs. I think their paper is of high quality and I liked the ideas and workshops they provide. This helped me to save some money on these items as well as to have the invitations and programs just the way I wanted them! I will use Papersource in the future for any similar types of occasions where I will need invitations. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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vera
Wedding:
10/3/2009
3.6/5.0
I ordered paper for the programs and menus from here. I ordered the bulk cover paper in white and olive. If you are ordering a lot it really adds up it was 25 per 100 pieces and then shipping for everything was about 25. Delivery took about 5 days or so. I am not loving the paper the white color doesnt look that great, def try to visit a store to see the quality and colors.
I ordered paper for the programs and menus from here. I ordered the bulk cover paper in white and olive. If you are Read more...
I ordered paper for the programs and menus from here. I ordered the bulk cover paper in white and olive. If you are ordering a lot it really adds up it was 25 per 100 pieces and then shipping for everything was about 25. Delivery took about 5 days or so. I am not loving the paper the white color doesnt look that great, def try to visit a store to see the quality and colors. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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applequeen
Wedding:
9/5/2009
4.7/5.0
Wonderfully thick, high quality paper for all those DIYs like me.
Wonderfully thick, high quality paper for all those DIYs like me.
Wonderfully thick, high quality paper for all those DIYs like me. Read less
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solaz
Wedding:
6/27/2009
4.0/5.0
A Papersource just opened up down the street so it was our go to place for most of our invitation supplies. We bought our cards and envelopes, embossing equipment, and stamp equipment from them. The woman who helped us was very enthusiastic and helpful. She remembered us when we came back to get some more items for other projects as well. It's really helpful having one so close to us so we can actually see what we're buying.
A Papersource just opened up down the street so it was our go to place for most of our invitation supplies. We bought our Read more...
A Papersource just opened up down the street so it was our go to place for most of our invitation supplies. We bought our cards and envelopes, embossing equipment, and stamp equipment from them. The woman who helped us was very enthusiastic and helpful. She remembered us when we came back to get some more items for other projects as well. It's really helpful having one so close to us so we can actually see what we're buying. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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luvelylola
Wedding:
2/15/2008
4.0/5.0
The Papersource is such a fun place to hang out in. How could you not love their work?! They were really nice and very helpful. It was a bit pricey and not super convenient for us but worth it. You never have to worry about the quality of their products. I would absolutely work with them again.
The Papersource is such a fun place to hang out in. How could you not love their work?! They were really nice and very Read more...
The Papersource is such a fun place to hang out in. How could you not love their work?! They were really nice and very helpful. It was a bit pricey and not super convenient for us but worth it. You never have to worry about the quality of their products. I would absolutely work with them again. Read less
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Rebecca O.
Wedding:
11/3/2007
4.8/5.0
We loved our invitations. They were a bit pricey, but looked great. The staff in the Washington, DC store was great to work with. Always helpful and sure to call when things were ready to be picked up.
We loved our invitations. They were a bit pricey, but looked great. The staff in the Washington, DC store was great to Read more...
We loved our invitations. They were a bit pricey, but looked great. The staff in the Washington, DC store was great to work with. Always helpful and sure to call when things were ready to be picked up. Read less
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amy
Wedding:
9/22/2007
4.9/5.0
I made my own invitations and was clueless on how to start. I went and they explained EVERYTHING to me on how to make the invites. they were less expensive than ordering them through a vendor and they were beautiful.
I made my own invitations and was clueless on how to start. I went and they explained EVERYTHING to me on how to make the Read more...
I made my own invitations and was clueless on how to start. I went and they explained EVERYTHING to me on how to make the invites. they were less expensive than ordering them through a vendor and they were beautiful. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/2/2007
4.4/5.0
great product, great customer service!
great product, great customer service!
great product, great customer service! Read less
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linwil
Wedding:
8/11/2007
5.0/5.0
WONDERFUL!! I absolutely adored our invitations. The packaging was wrapped up like a present and the quality was amazing. I highly reccomend Paper Source. They're such a great company to work with.
WONDERFUL!! I absolutely adored our invitations. The packaging was wrapped up like a present and the quality was amazing. Read more...
WONDERFUL!! I absolutely adored our invitations. The packaging was wrapped up like a present and the quality was amazing. I highly reccomend Paper Source. They're such a great company to work with. Read less
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Devyn
Wedding:
7/15/2007
4.0/5.0
I ordered the pieces to make my own invitations, which came out great. Prices were decent, and I received my package of supplies in only a few days from when I ordered.
I ordered the pieces to make my own invitations, which came out great. Prices were decent, and I received my package of Read more...
I ordered the pieces to make my own invitations, which came out great. Prices were decent, and I received my package of supplies in only a few days from when I ordered. Read less
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TorBas
Wedding:
3/3/2007
3.2/5.0
Not bad but not overall great. They have a ridiculously great selection but some of their staff is young, inexperienced, and not too knowledgable. Their invitations are quite pricey, especially if you want to have them assembled for you. My husband and I decided to assemble them ourselves to cut some costs and regretted it. It took forever to get it to look like what we saw in the store. The good thing was that they were absolutely beautiful and got tons of compliments on them. So, the product was great.
Not bad but not overall great. They have a ridiculously great selection but some of their staff is young, inexperienced, Read more...
Not bad but not overall great. They have a ridiculously great selection but some of their staff is young, inexperienced, and not too knowledgable. Their invitations are quite pricey, especially if you want to have them assembled for you. My husband and I decided to assemble them ourselves to cut some costs and regretted it. It took forever to get it to look like what we saw in the store. The good thing was that they were absolutely beautiful and got tons of compliments on them. So, the product was great. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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MegMorris
Wedding:
9/26/2006
5.0/5.0
I used papersource to buy paper for my programs and favors. Everything was delivered quickly and was of the highest quality.
I used papersource to buy paper for my programs and favors. Everything was delivered quickly and was of the highest Read more...
I used papersource to buy paper for my programs and favors. Everything was delivered quickly and was of the highest quality. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Invitations
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Emilie
Wedding:
9/24/2006
3.2/5.0
Papersource has locations all around the country, and I used one of their wedding invitation kits to assemble about 40 invitations myself. I have a background in book and paper arts, so I knew this is the route I'd take, and I enjoyed the considerable work this requires. I probably spent a total of 8 hours working on them. They looked gorgeous, and they were a bargain compared to anything I could have had done professionally. My advice if you go this route: 1) assemble one with the laser/inkjet printer you'll use and mail it to yourself to make sure that the paper and glue both hold through the entire making and delivery process, 2) build in time to experiment with materials, i.e. if the gluestick wasn't strong enough or one of the papers is too fragile for the mutilation the post office inflicts, and 3) experiment with colored inks and fonts. I bought one online I loved at MyFonts.com. The invitation color scheme really helped me in selecting the linens and flowers for my wedding. The downside to going this way, besides the hands on work, is that you can't expect tons of troubleshooting from Papersource's staff. If you have trouble the paper or choosing a glue though, they'll definitely help you out over the phone.
Papersource has locations all around the country, and I used one of their wedding invitation kits to assemble about 40 Read more...
Papersource has locations all around the country, and I used one of their wedding invitation kits to assemble about 40 invitations myself. I have a background in book and paper arts, so I knew this is the route I'd take, and I enjoyed the considerable work this requires. I probably spent a total of 8 hours working on them. They looked gorgeous, and they were a bargain compared to anything I could have had done professionally. My advice if you go this route: 1) assemble one with the laser/inkjet printer you'll use and mail it to yourself to make sure that the paper and glue both hold through the entire making and delivery process, 2) build in time to experiment with materials, i.e. if the gluestick wasn't strong enough or one of the papers is too fragile for the mutilation the post office inflicts, and 3) experiment with colored inks and fonts. I bought one online I loved at MyFonts.com. The invitation color scheme really helped me in selecting the linens and flowers for my wedding. The downside to going this way, besides the hands on work, is that you can't expect tons of troubleshooting from Papersource's staff. If you have trouble the paper or choosing a glue though, they'll definitely help you out over the phone. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/10/2005
5.0/5.0
I loved paper-source.com! Their invitation kits allowed me to design the invitation I wanted and print and assemble it myself. The invitations were just as beautiful as any professionally printed invites, but much cheaper and with our own personal touch. I would definitely use them again for another event.
I loved paper-source.com! Their invitation kits allowed me to design the invitation I wanted and print and assemble it Read more...
I loved paper-source.com! Their invitation kits allowed me to design the invitation I wanted and print and assemble it myself. The invitations were just as beautiful as any professionally printed invites, but much cheaper and with our own personal touch. I would definitely use them again for another event. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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simpsonb33
Wedding:
7/30/2005
4.5/5.0
I ordered invites from the actual store in Beverly Hills. I don’t think there was any advantage in doing so, in fact, I would have rather ordered online so I wouldn’t have felt so rushed.

I loved the finished product, although doing your own invites is quite a task. Between getting them printed professionally, doing adhesive to all the invites, tying a ribbon and assembling the RSVP cards, it took me over 2 weeks.
I ordered invites from the actual store in Beverly Hills. I dont think there was any advantage in doing so, in fact, I Read more...
I ordered invites from the actual store in Beverly Hills. I don’t think there was any advantage in doing so, in fact, I would have rather ordered online so I wouldn’t have felt so rushed.

I loved the finished product, although doing your own invites is quite a task. Between getting them printed professionally, doing adhesive to all the invites, tying a ribbon and assembling the RSVP cards, it took me over 2 weeks. Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Photography
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efs117
Wedding:
6/25/2005
4.7/5.0
Papersource did a great job with my invites. They came quickly and were very unique. I did have to put the components of my invitations together, but it was very simple. I was able to make 120 invitations in one afternoon with some friends.
Papersource did a great job with my invites. They came quickly and were very unique. I did have to put the components of Read more...
Papersource did a great job with my invites. They came quickly and were very unique. I did have to put the components of my invitations together, but it was very simple. I was able to make 120 invitations in one afternoon with some friends. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The best Papersource in Boston is on Mass. Ave in Cambridge. This store has everything and the staff to support your every question. Anthony was the first to help us, but there were many other staff memebers that continued to help us every time we came back to pick up 'just a few things'.

What was great about the Papersource, was that they taught us about our options for DYI and professional printing and the cost differences. It was helpful because as a designer I did want to have a hand in every element...but also was realistic that my only free time was after work and on the weekend...and there is only so much you can do with that time.

SOOO, the papersource was our lifesaver! Because of time we ended up having the Papersouce make our invitations. They worked with us to adjust on of their designs to make it uniquely ours. The team in Chicago that does the printing was super responsive when it came to going over the proofs and getting the wording just right. That process can be difficult and the Papersouce made it easy!

Just to list the other great things we got from the Papersouce are: Seating Cards, table #'s, invitation labels, Thank you cards, stamps and colored paper for things we ended up making our selves (like signs). They are also reasonably priced!
The best Papersource in Boston is on Mass. Ave in Cambridge. This store has everything and the staff to support your every Read more...
The best Papersource in Boston is on Mass. Ave in Cambridge. This store has everything and the staff to support your every question. Anthony was the first to help us, but there were many other staff memebers that continued to help us every time we came back to pick up 'just a few things'.

What was great about the Papersource, was that they taught us about our options for DYI and professional printing and the cost differences. It was helpful because as a designer I did want to have a hand in every element...but also was realistic that my only free time was after work and on the weekend...and there is only so much you can do with that time.

SOOO, the papersource was our lifesaver! Because of time we ended up having the Papersouce make our invitations. They worked with us to adjust on of their designs to make it uniquely ours. The team in Chicago that does the printing was super responsive when it came to going over the proofs and getting the wording just right. That process can be difficult and the Papersouce made it easy!

Just to list the other great things we got from the Papersouce are: Seating Cards, table #'s, invitation labels, Thank you cards, stamps and colored paper for things we ended up making our selves (like signs). They are also reasonably priced! Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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