"I went with the matte paper. The combination of the white paper and purple flowers looks amazing. The floral design is exactly as it appears in the picture. Although it looks small it gives a simple elegance to the card. I didn't print our names or the date of our wedding on the cards (I did keep the line to write the number) to ensure that the person writing our guests' names would have plenty if space. Even if you add some script on the top there's enough room to for most names. For the money these cards are very nice. I'm glad I ordered them."