You'll also want to think about these important factors when deciding on your printing method:
· Paper Stock — There are so many paper options to choose from! Talk to your graphic designer or printer about which papers work best with your chosen printing method. They will likely have paper samples to let you see and touch.
· Envelopes — Will you want return and/or mailing addresses printed? Will you want a calligrapher to hand-address your envelopes? How about envelope liners for an extra pop of color? Don't forget to include mailing and postage costs in your stationery budget.
· Shipping — If ordering your stationery from a non-local printer, shipping is something else to consider in your budget which may not always be included in initial quotes from the printer.
· Timing — Find out upfront the turn-around time for your print-job. If you need to get your invitations in the mail by a certain date, work backwards and estimate how much time you can allow for design, printing and shipping.
There are, of course, many other printing and embellishments options out there to make your stationery extra special. These include screen printing, embossing, engraving, foil stamping, painted edges, die-cuts, bellybands and more. Have fun and remember that stationery is supposed to be a beautiful souvenir of this special time in your life, not a confusing hassle. Consulting a graphic designer or printing specialist can make life much easier. Best of luck to you!