(Closed) how much did your postage cost each invitation?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mine were a painful $1.28 each.  They weren’t super heavy, but they were too thick at one part to go through the machines, so I got charged for special handling.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My postage cost 61 cents each.  I had 5×7 envelopes that weighed 1.4 ounces.

For “average sized” rectangular envelopes, postage is 44 cents if it’s under 1 ounce, or 61 cents if it’s under 2 ounces.  The postage for square envelopes is slightly more.

Here’s a postage calculator from the USPS to help you figure out exactly how much yours will cost:

http://postcalc.usps.gov/

Post # 5
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531 posts
Busy bee

We looked at postcards for response cards and the stamps were only $0.28 each. It sounds silly, but the savings added up.

Post # 6
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274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mine were exactly 44 cents, thankfully! There wasn’t much to them though – one letterpressed invite on Crane Lettra 220lb paper, one letterpressed RSVP card on 110lb paper, and Stardream envelopes for each.

Post # 8
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549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Mine were 1.00 each because of the weight… and they were BARELY over the first class mail rate… ie. 33 grams for regular first class mail, and mine weight 35 grams… GR!!! Really adds up when sending 100 invitations

Post # 9
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1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine were .44 — just one stamp. I had a 5×7 invite, and two smaller cardstock inserts and a cardstock bellyband.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

.81 cents – so I put two stamps for each.

My FI said “I bet you could have just put one stamp on those and they still would have gotten there.” To which I replied “I worked too long on these to take any chances that they won’t end up where they should be.”

Post # 11
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3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had two sets of invitations:  one for the ceremony and luncheon following it, and one for the at home reception.  The ones for the reception were just one 5″x7″ card, and they went for $0.44.  The ones for the ceremony and luncheon were pocketfolds, with an invitation, three inserts, and a magnetic closure.  The postage got bumped up to $0.61 due to being over an ounce, and then another $0.20 for being too thick to go through the mailing machines, so they were a total of $0.81.

We had online-only RSVPs, so we didn’t need postage for them.

Post # 12
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950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We stuck with a usual sized envelope & online RSVPs (absolutely no one had a problem RSVPing since grandparents had our aunts to RSVP for them), so total $0.44. 

Post # 13
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454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

mine were 1.2 oz and they were 61¢ each. i had 110 lb paper, two sheets – one invite and one map, a reply card and envelope. i made a vellum belly band and tied each with crochet thread.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I was one of those unfortunate people that didn’t even bother to think about postage. I was about to just plop a stamp on the envelope and send them out. Good thing DH made me go to the post office. Too bad I went there and discovered that they actually weigh things! I had heavy cardstock pocketfolds aaaaand they were an odd shape apparently. $1.48/invite. That was a bummer lol

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@cecullaton: I’m with you! We were barely overweight too and it cost us $1 each. But we had 5 page invitations and a postcard RSVP so I can’t be too upset about being a bit overweight 😉 At least the $1 stamps were pretty! LOL!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine were 6.5″ square pocket folds with four inserts.

 

$1.22 each

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine were cheap. I did a postcard for the RSVP and a light invite. What can i say, I’m “green” and thrifty too. The whole thing was 44 cents plus 20 something cents for the post card. I just received an invite today where the outer envelope had $1 of postage plus 44 cents for the RSVP. They were BEAUTIFUL, just too fancy for my wedding.

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