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Nice paper is one of my favorite things in the entire world. As a matter of fact, I might be what people would call a ‘;paper snob.'

For me, nothing looks more polished than when an entire invitation suite (Save the date, Invitepersonalized baby blankets, cards, etc.) use the same colors and type of paper throughout. Because we worked with a custom designer on the first pieces of our wedding suite, we were able to save several hundred dollars by having the Save the Dates printed ourselves (which is different from printing themselves on our printer).

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Sadly, one of the biggest ‘;costs' involved with stationery is the mark-up between the printer and the designer. By printing our save the dates ourselves, working directly with the printer I was able to receive 250 postcards for just $50 (or $.20 each). Compare that with the $1.15 and up postcards you will find when you order from a shop.

When you are looking for a local printer, make sure to know what you are talking about when asking for price quotes otherwise you might get taken advantage of. Here are some questions you should ask yourself:

If your design runs all the way to the edge of your paper, this is called a ‘;Bleed.' You need to get a quote for a ‘;full-bleed' print.

Different types of printers use different types of printing –; Offset or Digital. Offset printing costs more but will have a more high-end feel. With offset?printing, you can print?two colors or four colors and costs will go up accordingly. For something with many colors, such as a photo, you will want to do Digital Printing. Digital printing (otherwise known as flat printing) is much more affordable than the other methods.

The different papers have different costs. Some smaller printers will sometimes allow you to bring them the paper and they will print on its and save you some costs.

I wanted to make sure that we used the same type of envelopes for the save the dates as the invitations so I headed over to our local paper shop to pick out exactly what paper we would use later.

We are really lucky to have Donahue Paper which is an incredible local store that is a paper lover's?dream. They carry a lot of wedding invitation supplies (Pocket folders) and also provide paper to local businesses. Most cities have some type of paper provider that may not be as public friendly as Donahue's but will carry high end beautiful paper at a wholesale price. Google paper suppliers in your city or ask a local printer for a recommendation.

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Being able to touch and feel paper will give you a better idea of what it is you like. If you do not have the ability to find a local paper supplier in your town make sure you start planning your stationery needs far enough out that you can order samples of the paper online. Cards and Pockets and Paper Source?are two online retailers that carry beautiful paper and wedding invite?supplies at affordable prices. Paper will look very different in person from how it does online, especially if there is a bit of texture of glimmer to the paper. Order a sample of a few colors and decide which on will look best with your design.

I ended up going with a sparkly linen envelope for the Save the Dates and we decided that we would use the same sparkle white paper for the invitation inserts, RSVPs, and RSVP?envelopes.

For me using the same paper throughout pulls the entire suite together and creates a theme that looks like it came from an expensive invitation company.

One thing in design we can’t live without – good lighting. It’s one of the most important elements in design, and yet most homes are either under-lit or you can use their space as a landing strip for an airplane. We would like to give you some simple ways to figure out not only how much light a room needs but what type of lighting you need.

Back when the original Victorian pajamas were in use, fancy detergent and electric-powered washers weren’t around. How did they keep their clothes clean? In fact, many pieces of clothing for children and nighttime or undergarment clothes were purely white. This was considered the easiest color to clean, as you could boil it and be rough without bleeding precious dyes. How about today when we have the technology and know-how to gently clean our nicest, whitest clothing? When you decide to purchase a pretty white lace nightgown, how do you keep it looking fresh as the day you bought it?

Shabby Chic is a comfortable, casual decorating style with a look that uses vintage accessories, pastels, and comfortable furniture. With no clearly defined style parameters, shabby chic requires a keen eye and confident choices to create a relaxing harmony by balancing elegant items with the old and worn, shiny silver accessories with painted wooden tables, soft throw rugs with rough old lace- with lots of room for manoeuvre it offers lots of room for personalisation.