What kind of paper do you use for DIY wedding programs?

by DIY wedding planner on December 9, 2010

I would like to make my own wedding programs and am wondering what the best kind of paper is to make these. I would like to make 8 1/2 x 11 single fold programs. Some sites say to use card stock and others say to use thinner papers. What is best to do these?

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planner December 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm

most wedding programs are done on regular paper, not card stock.

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. December 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I used some pretty paper that I had gotten at Kinko’s.

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fizzy stuff December 9, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Regular text, or printer, paper is too thin. Card stock is way too thick, you will not be able to fold it.

You want cover weight, or #80, paper. This is a little thicker but can be folded (use a bone folder!) nicely. If you are gluing any embellishments with glue stick it will also hold nicely but not warp.

Paper source is just one site selling it in many different colors:
http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/color/8-1-2-x-11-Cover-Bulk/2505.131/835.html

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salanie s December 9, 2010 at 4:37 pm

mine was an embellished brochure on cardstock. used the 65g and was easy to fold embellishments came out quite nicely and when i visit friends i still see them at their homes

took the embossing design quite well as well as the ribbons
i’d suggest that you try out paper sizes and weights to see which might suit your design.

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faith burke December 9, 2010 at 5:09 pm

im doing mine on colored cardstock IT IS EASY TO FOLD gives it a nice look and feel if done right and can look professinal and more than what they actually are

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