As fun as weddings are, they take a lot of work to organize. From cake flavors to floral arrangements, bride- and groom-to-be’s are expected to make dozens of decisions that ultimately affect the final result. The choices you make regarding your wedding invitations impact the overall aesthetic and theme of your Big Day, and allow your guests to see a glimpse of what’s to come; this is why you must choose your invites with care. Let’s take a look at four of the most popular wholesale cardstock options available.
- Cotton: This smooth-to-the-touch cardstock is highly absorbent (unlike vellum translucent or shimmer paper), making it an ideal choice for laser printing. The resulting look is clean and modern — no frills necessary. Best of all, it’s considered to be “photo safe,” meaning it will store well in scrapbooks and wedding albums for years to come.
- Vellum Translucent: [Not to be confused with Vellum Bristol] Translucent Vellum is extremely thin, fragile, and entirely translucent. This means that it looks positively gorgeous layered over an illustration, artwork, or photo, adding a truly classy personal touch to your wedding invites. The subtle depth will make your invitations stand out from the crowd.
- Linen: Linen cardstock is designed to look like linen fabric; the basket weave texture is quite delicate and, combined with the matte finish, does look like woven linen. Even better, the pattern can hide imperfections and quality issues that you may run into if you’re printing at home.
- Parchment: Parchment cardstock is classic. The slightly marbled look is subtle and soft, so it pairs and layers excellently with vellum translucent. This type of cardstock adds a delicate touch to spring weddings and small, personal weddings that are looking for a unique touch.
Whether you have 30 guests or 300, you’re going to need to invest in bulk paper products. Fortunately for you, the U.S. produces a staggering 92 million metric tons of the stuff every year; you have the pick of the litter! From shimmer cardstock to matte and all the delightful types in between, your decision comes down to personal preferences. Simply find a wholesale paper supplier to handle your wholesale cardstock needs and your guests will be eagerly counting down the days to your wedding!