I need some help figuring out my invitation situation, please. I've been stuck on this idea for a while. My sister has designed my invitation and its enclosures (postcard RSVP, 2 sided postcard with map/accommodations, and possibly for a rehearsal dinner RSVP for some). I am open to printing them myself, but am not sure how this would turn out. I did a few test runs on my printer today and it did fine with an 80lb card stock, but nothing heavier.
I figure I need some card stock to print everything on (a white or ivory color), an outer envelope, and if I could afford it a pocket fold or marsupial pouch. My colors are turquoise, clover, and coral/peach. The outer envelope should probably be a lighter color because I plan to print the addresses on them using my printer.
How do I choose all of this? What's a good price for these items? I've looked at Cards and Pockets, Paper and More, and a local paper shop. I just don't know what's a good deal. I think about ordering samples, but get overwhelmed with what I want to consider because I don't want to pay for tons of samples of things that I can't afford, in the end.
Any suggestions or guidance? (Sorry for the long-winded post) TIA!