Post # 1
UGH!!! I just discovered that because my invite is square and will be mailed in a square envelope, it is DOUBLE the regular postage price…because it’s harder for the machine to process it or whatever. DANGIT!!
I have alread bought ALL the invitations so that money is a sunk cost, but the additional cost in postage has taken me over my budget. Not a huge deal (fiance might think different) but seriously….might be nice if that is mentioned somewhere so people like me, who do not work for the USPS or are familiar with postage regulations, are not caught bending over.
Sorry for the rant…just had to get it off my chest 🙂
Anyone else experience issues with cost of or process of mailing your invitations?
Post # 3
Make sure you get them weighed before putting stamps on too, they might need extra postage if heavy. And at my post office, hand cancelling the first 50 envelopes is free, then 5 cents each after that.
Post # 4
YES!!! We didn’t know it either until AFTER we had the invites in hand and I took a sample one to the post office to find out how much it would cost, since we knew it’d cost more since it was heavy cardstock, but we didn’t realize square would cost us more too!!!!
Post # 5
Mine ended up being $1.08 EACH to mail since they were square and 1/8″ larger than the largest size you can mail with regular mail. FI was so annoyed but i had already bought envelopes and ordered our invites. It’s my #1 thing to “warn” other brides about, other than just telling them to elope cuz its cheaper:)
Post # 6
@futuremrswight: that’s how much mine cost too! It added an extra $200 dollars to our invitation budget.
Post # 7
Thanks for the heads-up p ladies. FH and i were looking at invites at Michaels last night… I didn’t even think about the squareness affecting postage.
I just looked up (and recorded) all the restrictions from Canada Post, so we can choose invitations accordingly.
Post # 8
Oh man, I was just worrying about this recently. While we haven’t ordered them yet, the style I want can either be ordered in a square or rectangle shape. I was pushing for the square, but given these stories about higher postage, looks like my FI will win this one 🙂
Post # 9
Yup, mine were $1.22 each!
Post # 10
Mine were square too. The first post office I went to quoted me $1.39 each–said they were a small package, not an envelope. I drove 10 miles away and they said $1.08. I knew they would be more when I ordered them, but the square shape really set off the design. Plus, they were probably a little lower price than average.
Post # 11
I love the look of square invitations, but I learned from a friend’s experience that it costs more to mail. So, I am sure this will help another bride decide if the cost is worth it or not, because it helped me decide to DIY and not have square invites! 🙂