(Closed) DIY postcards, USPS regulations

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Thanks for the link!  I would have totally missed those regulations!

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2009

This is awesome! Thanks for the link!!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Thankfully I didn’t have to deal with all these regulations for USPS.  I actually had them make mine and send them out (postage included).  I got 100 save the dates for $93.00.  Their website it premiumpostcard.com.  I loved it we got to design it by ourself and upload all the address.  just a heads up if any other lady’s do not want to address, seal and put postage on the save the dates.

 

 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I just called the USPS to check on this very thing! The customer service department said that it’s no problem to mail a postcard with rounded corners, and no extra fee. So, either the customer service rep didn’t know what I meant, or the regulations have changed! 🙂 Happy sending!!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yea I actually sent out 100 cards with rounded corners… and at least 90% (hopefully all) of them got to their destinations. I hope it wasn’t a fluke b’cuz I love rounded corners!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is kind of an old post… but does anyone know if there are certain paper weight restrictions? Does normal card stock work? Thanks!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Normal card stock should work just fine. I don’t know if there are specific restrictions – there probably are, of course, but I think anything in the range we’d think of as normal card stock would not be a problem. If anything, you might want to check on the limits for the size dimensions – how long and how tall it can be before you need to upgrade to a more expensive stamp.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I DIY’ed RSVP postcards, and USPS has definitely made some updates regarding postcard sizes and restrictions.

Standard First-Class postcards shouldn’t exceed 6″ x 4.25″ and .016″ thickness (your average cardstock and photo paper are usually just fine!), and they cost .32 to mail.
But if your postcard is any larger or thicker than this, then it costs .45 to mail.

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