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What paper weight is recommended for formal invitations?

Choosing the right paper weight for formal invitations is essential to convey the right tone and level of sophistication for your event. At Print Harbour, we understand the importance of these details and are committed to helping you select the perfect paper for your invitations. 

Heavyweight Paper for Elegance and Quality

For formal invitations, such as wedding invitations or gala events, we recommend using heavyweight paper. Typically, paper weights ranging from 250gsm (grams per square meter) to 400gsm are ideal for creating a sense of quality and luxury.

Textured or Smooth Finishes

In addition to weight, the texture of the paper also plays a significant role in the overall impression of the invitation. Textured papers, like linen or laid, add an extra touch of elegance and are well-suited for traditional events. Smooth finishes, on the other hand, offer a sleek, modern look and feel.

Consider the Printing Method

The paper weight you choose should also be compatible with your printing method. Heavier paper weights are excellent for techniques like letterpress or embossing, which add depth and dimension to your invitations.

Balance with Envelopes and Postage

When selecting a heavier paper weight, consider the type of envelope you’ll be using and the potential impact on postage costs. Heavier invitations may require more robust envelopes and additional postage, so it’s important to factor these elements into your planning.

Sample Before Finalising

We recommend obtaining samples of different paper weights and finishes to see and feel them in person. This step ensures that you make an informed decision based on the look and feel you desire for your invitations.

At Print Harbour, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of high-quality paper options for formal invitations. If you’re planning a special event and need guidance on selecting the perfect paper weight and finish, contact us. Our team is dedicated to helping you create invitations that beautifully set the tone for your event and leave a lasting impression on your guests.