Post # 1
Hi – So we’re trying to budget for our stationary costs while our invites are in printing and I wanted to see what Bees who already sent out their invites paid for stamps. We are mailing a double matted 5×7 flat card, rsvp card in envelope, wrapped up in a simple twine bow with double envelopes. Personally, I dont think they would be very bulky.
I know they have those beautiful $0.65 wedding cake stamps. How many stamps did you guys end up using on each envelope? Trying to estimate if we would need one $0.65 stamp plus a couple smaller value ones, or TWO $0.65 stamps… etc.
EDIT: I know the rsvp envelope will need it’s own stamp. I’m just asking about the entire envelope “pkg” 🙂
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
i just got my invites and rsvps cards weighed at post office.. we are doing a 5×8 matte paper invite and an rsvp card in its envelope.. 45 cents per envelope. so 90 cents for one invite. one invite is going out of country so it will be 1.80..
Post # 5
I just bought postage yesterday… I did a pocketfold w/ 3 inserts. the middle part had a matting & 65# cardstock. With all that, the RSVP envelope, & belly band – each one needs $.65.
Post # 6
I got mine weight at the post office and they said $0.64. Then I got one back saying it needed $0.20 more. IDK…everyone has been getting them, so maybe the wax seal was thicker?
Post # 7
Ours (somehow) weighed in at exactly $0.64 (last year, so before prices went up). So we got to use the lovely wedding cakes after all! 🙂
Post # 8
As long as your bow isn’t bulky (run your hand over the outer envelope and it should be smooth), you should be able to get away with the regular 2 ounce postage. If it is bulky (or has a buldge) they will charge you more.
I had a pocketfold I sealed with a wax stamp and I got away with it not being bulky. The postal worker I talked to at one office (I ended up getting opinions at 3 different places) told me she had a bow on her daughter’s invites and had to pay extra because it was too thick).
The thickness you want to keep under .25 inches – but the bulk factor is in addition to the thickness!
Post # 9
You guys are so great, thanks for the input and thanks to kay01 for the bump! I also added a poll!