I have reached a realization - I am an invitation snob. The first thing I do when I get an invitation to a wedding? I rub my thumb over the wording to feel the texture. I love the raised type. When it's not raised, I just feel like something is missing.
I have learned that this raised typing is called thermography. While less expensive than letterpress, it is more expensive than digital printing. Hmmm. So much for keeping to that budget. We have been planning to make our own invitations. We would have them printed, and then add our own embossed stamp. Our original pricing estimate from the printer was very reasonable - but that was before I discovered thermography and my invitation-snobiness.
Do you ever notice whether the type on wedding invitations is raised? Or am I the only invitation snob out there? :)