Paper Source - Chicago
Our invitations were beautiful - exactly what we wanted! They were more expensive than we expected, but we didn't really have any idea how much invites would cost to begin with. We lucked out that they had a design we loved already, so it was easy to plug in our info. The process was easy and fast and the invites came quickly. Recommend!
The paper source on Armitage is a great place for DIY invitation or any other paper needs. They have a wide variety of paper colors and textures as well as prints. The staff is very nice and knowledgeable. It is easy to ring up a big bill at the Paper source but in the end I loved my invitations, thank you cards and programs!
We bought all the paper products we needed from paper source in Georgetown and Reston. We made our own gatefolded invites, programs, save the dates and escort cards. I highly recomend the letterpressed escort cards and small envelopes to slide them in. They were so cute, and the letterpressed made a better impression. Also in reston they helped me figure out the best methods for embossing which is how we did the flourish on the invites and through the whole motif
My husband and I made our own programs, menus, place cards and a few other things. Paper Source allowed us to do all this for about $200 and the quality was exceptional. We had guests asking where we ordered our place cards, etc and they were shocked when the found out they were homemade. If there is a store by you, take advantage if you have the time. We saved a ton of money and the end result was just what we wanted.
We ordered invitation paper and favor boxes online. The items came exactly as advertised and packaged very carefully. I love that paper source has a bulk order discount! They also have deals and specials - which comes in handy! Subscribe to their email list to be in the know!
I was inspired by the Paper Flower Kits at Paper Source and I decided to make 200 paper flowers for my centerpieces. They are beautiful and doubled as favors for the guests to take home. After using the Paper Source templates, I found some pearly off-white paper at Office Max. It was about $10 for a pack of 50 sheets (8 1/2 x 11). I used this paper to make the flowers.
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There are a variety of kits and they can be fun gifts or great for showers, too!
I have never been to a Paper Source until I began planning my wedding. I quickly fell in love with this shop. It's a great place to browse for ideas. What I love, is that the shop does not feel like a chain store. I have only visited the Pasadena store, though.
thank you for the resources! we used all of your products from bridal shower to the wedding to the thank you cards. can't wait to have a baby shower. thank you again
I bought all of my paper here and then had it letterpressed elsewhere. The color of the paper was great and so was the quality. I was very pleased and got many comments on the invitations.
I love, love, love Paper Source! They have every color you can think of and all of the staff is very helpful and friendly. Even when the store was about to close, they didn't try to kick me out. It's helpful that they also have a book of sample invitations so that you can pull ideas if you have no idea where to start.
What can I say, I'm pretty picky when it comes to picking out invitations. Many of the expensive invitations out there either had too much going on or not enough. I simply chose different aspects and made all of the invitations by hand. You can personalize your invitations by adding embellishments like stamps, glitter, cute buttons etc..
If your buying 10 packages of the same item you get 10% off, 25 packs 20% off, 50 packs 30% off.
Just make sure if you are making a large quantity like I did, start a few months ahead of time. It is very time consuming.
We used Paper Source for the printouts for our name cards and menu. They had a great selection of papers that matched perfectly in color. I could be more happier. I was lucky too that I got a deal since they had a weekly special going on at the time!
While I did the calligraphy for our wedding invitations, I ordered the paper from Paper Source. We wanted 100% recycled paper for the invitations and the envelopes, and Paper Source had just the thing. They unfortunately sold the envelopes in packs of 8 and the cards in packs of 10, so we had a weird number in our order, but they had a good discount so it ended up just fine.
The paper looked great when everything was printed on it!
I went to Paper Source to get the matericals to make my programs, escort cards, and table numbers. They have BEAUTIFUL papers and the color that I needed - POOL. It was just the perfect color and almost perfectly matched my bridesmaid's dresses. Although they don't always have everything in the store, you can also buy online which is extremely helpful. Their oval printable labels were great - I used them for my escort cards!
We used paper source for our invitations and it was great. Everyone loved them and we couldn't be more pleased with how they turned out. Would defintely use them again.
We made our own invitations, but we bought everything at Paper Source. The people were very helpful in giving ideas and suggestions, and we saved a lot of money making our own instead of paying to have them made!
We made all of our wedding invitations by hand, and purchased some of our supplies from Paper Source in Berkeley. We went with a really non-traditional invitation made up of business cards tucked into a sheet of gauzy white paper on top of a colored sheet of card stock, which I purchased from Paper Source. I was also able to find a really nice "double happiness" stamp that we used for our return address label design.
The store is fun to wander around in and get ideas. I'm very price-conscious and my only problem with the store is that I couldn't fit some of the cool stuff they have, like envelopes or custom services, into my particular budget. However, the quality is very good, the staff is pretty friendly, and the store is great to explore.
We had an excellent experience at Paper Source in Berkeley. The staff was very helpful and helped us pick out the best paper for our invitations. She showed us how to emboss with a demo and gave us tips on printing. They were not pushy or rude, which was nice for us since we aren't very crafty. We left with paper for 100 invitations (envelopes, paper, reply cards, reply envelopes), three ink stamps and a card box for under $175.
I will definitely be going back as my craft skills grow!
We recieved so many compliments on our invitations. Fun enough, I think this was one of my favorite things about my wedding. We did run into some problems trying to order them online. It took me hours to try and figure out how to format the invitations, so finally I called and talked with their invitation department. Thirty minutes later I had my proof and the order was placed the next day. I couldn't have been happier with the results. I recommend them to everyone now.
I used them to make our programs, escort cards, and table cards. I loved their stuff, it's just a bit pricey.
Paper Source is a store that has all sorts of stationary, papers, and decoration ideas. I bought all the materials and made everything myself. Great selection, friendly workers. If you're planning on making your own, should pay a visit!
When I ordered my invitation they were supposed to have "some assemly" required; however, when I got them I had to put the entire invitation together myself... The only thing that I did not have to do was print the wording! Out of the 200 invitations that I ordered, 50 of them did not fit into the sleeves that they came woth and when I called to exchange the sleeves they acted like I did something wrong. I was also shorted on sleeves and the decorative paper that wrapped around my invitations. When the extra sleeves were sent out to me, they were the wrong ones.
I bought all the materials for making my programs at Paper Source. It is a go-to place in Chicago for DIY wedding stuff and they have an amazing amount of options. I brought some friends to help me as I didn't quite know what I wanted to do, and they were very helpful. However, the Paper Source staff just let us wander around, didn't really offer any advice. I do appreciate their selection and the quality of their products. However, I am turned off by their return policy.
We used paper source for all our paper needs. Their customer service was great. I accidentally ordered twice as much paper as i wanted, so i just called customer service and they helped me fix the order. They are really helpful and I was able to fill my order with what they had left. It's a great quality paper!
I made my own invitations and bought the paper and envelopes at paper-source.com. I love the selection of envelopes and eventually chose the petal style for my invitations. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra money to buy the swatch book, so you can get a good idea of the colors. And pay attention to the type of paper you're buying to see if it's compatible with your printer. I learned the hard way when I was making programs for my friend's wedding and ended up going to Kinko's.
I got samples from paper source then picked my colors, ordered my pocket folds and did the invitations myself. The colors were gorgeous and we went with a bright red! Everybody loved them and I was very pleased with paper source’s customer service. They are very helpful.
We wanted to make our invitations ourselves (it allowed us more freedom to do make them however we wanted without having to worry about lots of extra costs), and I checked around at a lot of different paper stores, but found that Paper-Source had the widest selection of colors and specialty paper and lots of good examples to get the creative juices flowing! I was really happy with all the products we bought from them, and I loved our final product!
I created menu cards for the reception with supplies from the Paper Source. The staff is very helpful and knowledgable.
I used Paper Source for various note cards and also for our response card envelopes, once we found out we were moving to Paris and had to have our response cards sent elsewhere. They really have the best prices I've found, and my maid of honor said she also chose to use them for the bridal shower invitations, which were darling. *The* site for the DIY crew.
I made my own invitations and that would not have been possible without the wonderfullness that is Paper Source. I got my inspiration as well as all of my supplies from their website and their River North location. All of my guests commented on the invitations- and I am very happy with them. The staff is always friendly, which is a bonus. The only downside to this store is that you always spend more than you had planned on- they just have too many great things!
If you're the creative type and want to print your invitations or programs yourself-Paper Source is the BEST source for all of your paper needs. I did all of my ordering online-which was very easy and the paper always arrived just in time. I used Paper Source for ALL of the paper used in my wedding-from invitations, programs, thank you cards-even for paper airplanes-which the guest threw at us as we left the reception!!! The pricing is reasonable-but might be a little more than what you are used to paying for paper-but you are truly paying for quality.
This store is a must for any bride and groom looking to get invitation ideas or favors or even gifts for wedding party. They have a huge selection of beautiful stationery, specialty papers, stamps, ribbon, ink, templates, etc. so you can do it yourself, or you can use their professional services to have lovely letterpress created for you. Locations in Somerville and Boston, MA.
Paper Source provided the paper and envelopes we used to make our own invitations and programs. The paper and service were excellent.
Stella Bella Invites
Great store and great products! I can't wait for the Palo Alto store to open!!
A great source for inspiration + an array of unique papers that can color coordinate for nearly every need on your wedding day.
**The above information is from Paper Source's website.