I used Paper Mill Store for the cardstock for my invitations. I first ordered the color swatch sample kit which helped me really know what I was going to order. Unfortunately, one of the colors I had originally chosen was no longer being stocked. I would definitely reccommend using their online chat service to ask questions before ordering. I even got suggestions for matching envelopes. Overall, the service was great and shipping was fast! If you're making a large purchase, they're the best for your money! (Free shipping over $200)
I made my own invites but used paper from thepapermillstore.com. Reasons I went with them:
-Wide array of options to choose from
-Eco Friendly papers, recycled papers and wind energy used.
-Cost effective options
-Quick and timely
My invites turned out beautifully and I felt good about using recycled paper!
This site is amazing. Since we printed our own invites we had to purchase the envelopes separatly. This site sells envelopes on sale in bulk for great prices. they have every color, texture, size and thickness you could ever want! They also sell all kinds of paper for printing on, and we almost purchased our paper for our invites here. The site is easy to use and I highly recommend it to save money on invites.
This is the best website ever for cardstock and envelopes. Don't get ripped off for invitations. You can get more cardstock than you would ever need for your whole life and envelopes too then design your own invitation with Microsoft Publisher (download a free 30-day trial if you don't have it) and all you have to pay for is minimal printing cost and postage. We bought A2 envelopes and cut the 8.5 x 11 cardstock into 4 pieces for our invitations. Then we had plenty left over to print matching programs. There was still more leftover so I used them for thank-yous. I ended up with a coordinated look when I wasn't even trying. I had a few questions and emailed customer service and they were unbelievably prompt, helpful, friendly, and human. I felt like I was emailing a local copy shop, not some big website. They didn't treat me like my question was stupid or send me an automated response that I could have found on the FAQ page (which was thorough). The cost was great and we ordered enough to get free shipping. The only thing is that samples are expensive. They do give you a $6 coupon to place toward your order (only 1 per order ) but I accidentally forgot to use it. It was worth the money spent on samples to see the colors and make sure I liked them.
Our primary color (kiwi green) is not easy to match, but the Paper Mill Store had not one but two close matches in their incredible cardstock collection! If you need paper in a very specific shade, don't miss this place! Ordering and delivery went off without a hitch. Sure, I had to buy 250 sheets when I only needed maybe 50, but I consider the $30 money well-spent in order to have the right color materials (PIB). (I plan to give the extra sheets to a grade-school teacher when I'm done.) Also, if it matters, they have a very interesting "sustainable" credo.
I used The Paper Mill Store to purchase cardstock, linen paper and linen envelopes for my DIY invitations. Their site was easy to use and the items arrived in perfect condition. I used them mainly because they have a huge selection of colors in cardstock. They only get 4 stars from me because the color swatches on the webpage need to be a bit bigger. They only sell in large quantities, which was cool with me. Recommended.
UPDATE Nov 08: they have since made the swatches on their website much bigger! So it's easier to find the color you want.