Extra folds (tri_fold is more expensive than bi_fold) incur higher per_invitation costs, as well as lining on the envelopes. The way in which invitations are printed play the biggest factor in the cost. Digital printing is the most budget_friendly option, then thermography, and then letterpress. The most expensive option is engraving. Outer envelopes, reply cards and envelopes are typically included in standard wedding invitations.
Be sure to send an invite if you've sent a save the date: The save the date is a courteous heads_up about your wedding date, but it is not an invitation. Keep careful track of who you send save the dates to and make sure they all receive an invitation. I have heard a lot couples tell me that their invitation quantity is going down after they receive responses to the save the date, because some people can't attend. Nothing is more confusing or heartbreaking than receiving a save the date and then never receiving an official invitation. Also, make sure to send an invitation to guests that cannot attend. Not sending an invitation implies the guest is no longer invited.
by Paul S. Smith on Jul 12, 2018 Wedding Invitations