The staff at San Jose Paper Source were very helpful. They had great advice and went the extra mile to ensure that I was happy with every element of my wedding invitation. I had them mount my invitation and line my envelopes, but then I choose to put everything else together. (very easy) My fiance and I love our invitations. My very picky mother even was impressed with how they came out! If time is precious and you want a high quality invitation I highly recommend this vendor. They really made the process stress free and fun.
I saved a ton by making my invitations and favors. I bought all the cardstock and envelopes from Paper Source and then printed them on my computer. I also bought labels and an embosser from them. They have large books of sample invitations to look through and the employees are super helpful.
I love Paper Source because they had the perfect yellow that I was looking for. Everyone is always nice and helpful. If you go in every aisle you start getting DIY ideas. We DIY'd our invitations and found all of our materials here. We were lucky we stopped in that day because all the silver stuff was 50% off.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it's not cheap.
For couples who are on a budget and opting to do DIY projects for their wedding to help cut costs this is a post for you. We were on a very strict budget (see my other posts under my user name ard09) and we knew that invitations would be really expensive. I wanted a traditional announcement but designed it to reflect our personalities. None of the styles we looked at matched us personality wise and not to mention, cost tons of money. The invites we looked at ranged from $600-$1000 and we didn't want to spend that money. So instead, a friend took me to Paper Source. This is the best store ever and they have a website for those who live out of California (www.papersource.com).
Papersource is the DIY, crafty, scrapbooking, etc type of store for all occassions. They have employees who are so creative and thinkers of out of the box. The staff at the San Jose, Santana Row location were so helpful to me and even asked for the finished product since our save the dates, invites, and programs were being made out of supplies purchased from their store.
Some notes, stamps are pricey so if you can find stamps elsehwere that would be helpful. Know that you are never rushed inside Papersource but plan on going on a weeknight as weekends are extremely busy and finding someone to help get "Creative" with you might take a while. All in all-we spend under $400 for all of our invitiations.
Beautiful paper! Sort of expensive but really beautiful!!
Thanks to Paper Source, my husband and I were inspired to go the DIY route. We went in the store during one of their wedding workshops and learned about embossing! We didn't even know about it until then! We learned how easily things can be made/decorated and one of their invitation sample was the real inspiration. We made numerous trips there. The staff is very helpful and their supplies and choices/quality of paper are incredible. Thanks to Paper Source, we made/decorated our own invitations, RSVP, programs, placecards, and favor boxes. Can't believe how great it came out!
The process was straightforward and we couldn't be more pleased with the results. I thought that the invitations were a bit pricey, but the quality was high. As a graphic design enthusiast, invitations were something I was willing to spend a little extra money on and I was not disappointed -- Paper Source has a great color palette and their selection of papers and letterpress fonts is nice, too.
Be sure to check out their samples for inspiration, and you might want to come prepared with the text you'd like to see on your invitations and reply cards (written out but also already proofread by any inquiring minds) to save time.
Everyone at Paper Source is so helpful. They have a selection of products and invitation that cannot be beat! I had my wedding invitation letterpressed here. I had custom art, which was so easy to submit. I then used their products to make an enclosure for my invite. I also bought all the materials to make place cards, ribbon for all the flowers, paper which decorated the tables. I did my save-the-dates here, and also the "day after" brunch invites. Their staff is highly knowledgeable and very helpful.
I used the one in Costa Mesa, California. I love their products. Customer service was great. I would use them again.
All the bridezillas were super excited to hear that Paper Source finally opened this past week. I know because I'm one of them, and I was already in line to buy my invitation envelopes.
Paper Source is a great place for wedding paper goods like:
-DIY wedding invitations (they have kits, too)
-wedding escort cards
-archival quality pens
Also, for the lay folk:
-paper flower kits
-gift wrap sheets
-DIY gift card kits
I particularly love the Japanese papers they use. So pretty!
The above information is from Paper Source's website.