Invitation Postage :(

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes, I believe square cards cannot be run through their machines and have to be hand-processed. Sorry about the added cost. That’s pretty steep to mail invites. Mine only cost 1 Forever stamp. 🙂

Post # 3
3653 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve been all over the USPS website a few times – for size, weight, width, etc. We’re looking at the 70 cent range, for my 2nd daughter’s weding, in case the price may be going up. I learned a lesson, when my first daughter married. She sent boxed invitations, that were square. $2.24 a piece to mail last spring – may be more now? Luckily the PO wasn’t too busy and an employee hand-cancelled them for me. We mailed 50 and handed-out 100 ourselves.

Post # 4
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

MissPine:  When do you need to mail them by? If you have like a week then you can always order them online and get the style of stamp you want.

Post # 5
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

MissPine:  I would go to a post office and have them measure it as well as weigh it. I ran into the issue that my invitation was actually under the required weight, but then when I added in the map, response card and response envelope, it was considered the next weight size, and therefore I had to pay for that.

My postage was $1.10 (Canadian) BEFORE they increased the prices on March 31st. I only had a few to mail out so it wasn’t so bad. I actually handed out my wedding invitations at my shower a couple of weeks ago (to save some money, but also for the peace of mind that my invitation got in my guest’s hands) 

Post # 6
3653 posts
Sugar bee

mrs-to-be-2014:  We handed-out the invitation, at the shower for daughter #2, also. Her cousin had mailed her invitations, and got 2 empty rsvp envelopes back the next day. Her aunt 1 state over received an empty invitation envelope, and a cousin in Texas received nothing. I said I didn’t care they were going out early, so we gave 40 of 85 out directly.

Post # 7
6457 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We only had to use one forever stamp because we designed our invites around the post office’s guidelines to make sure we wouldn’t be paying extra.

Just buy whatever stamps they have- no on will notice the stamp.

Post # 8
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I feel you on postage costs! My invitations cost $1.19 each to mail, though I was pretty much expecting that because they were square and slightly heavy.

I ordered custom stamps from, you can also make your own stamps at too. They were super fast in getting to me too, so that’s an option. I didn’t want to use multiple stamps to add up to the amount of postage I needed and didn’t really like any of the stamps USPS had available. 

Post # 9
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you look at USPS online, you can order any stamps you want.  Home delivery  is very fast.

Post # 10
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

bapbap:  Sadly, even when cards that say they are supposed to be handstamped– they don’t get hand stamped at the post office sometimes.  You still pay though.

There is a post on here somehwere about it– someone who works at the plant where all the mail goes through– and she explains it.  Whoever is working the machine when your envelopes go through is who makes the decision– and they aren’t accountable, even if it gets ruined.

My husband also works at the post office (though he doesn’t work at the plant)– 

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