I am trying to figure out some stationary for our wedding and it seems like if I choose from online retailers (like Wedding Paper Divas), though they have beautiful invitations, it will be quite expensive to get save-the-dates, invites, response cards, reception cards, thank you cards, etc. all in the same theme (we'll probably send out 100-115 invitations). I would like to have nice stationary without spending a fortune, since guests will probably throw it out after the wedding.
Also, is it really necessary to include reception cards? Could I just list the reception info on the invite (ceremony and reception are at same place)? What about reception menus- necessary or not? Any other stationary that's necessary and some that I could leave out?
Has anyone tried stationary in the box sets from stores like Michael's or Target, where you can print it at home or at a print place (I think that's how it works but I'm not sure)? Will that save any money? Is it worth it or is it too time consuming?
Any budget-friendly ideas people have used for save-the-dates, invites and other stationary?