Weight: Paper thickness is measured by weight. The higher number you see, in pounds, on the packaging label, the thicker your paper is. This doesn't mean you have to find the thickest paper you can—most card stocks are a great weight for invitations and can hold up to being mailed.
Your invitations are the first impression guests get about your wedding, so take time to get it right. Look at sites selling invitations online and in magazines such as Wedding Ideas as they can provide inspiration. You will soon learn what you do and don't like.