Post # 1
I was thrilled to receive my invitations yesterday! I put one together, it’s the invite, an rsvp card/envelope, inner envelope and outer envelope, and took it to the post office to have it weighed. I figured I may have to use the .70 stamps.
They said it will be $1.61 each! 🙁 I’m so unpleasantly surprised but I shouldn’t be because the website clearly stated that square envelopes require additional postage. Did I listen or think to research further? Nope. So, it is my own fault and I’ll just have to pay it. Oh, and they didn’t have pretty stamps in stock. 🙁
How much was postage for your invitations?
Post # 2
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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 zazzle.com, you can also make your own stamps at stamps.com 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
If you look at USPS online, you can order any stamps you want. Home delivery is very fast.
Post # 10
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)–
Post # 11
mrs-to-be-2014: The man at the post office weighed and measured it. I forgot to ask him how much it weighs.
tigergrrl2008: I’ll look into this, thanks! I was aware that square envelopes cost more but I’m still shocked at the quote he gave me.
I think I’m going to go back tomorrow for a second opinion. I just reviewed the guidelines on the USPS website and used their calculator and the postage comes to 91 cents. While the envelope is square, it isn’t very heavy or large. If it’s 91 cents, I’d be happy popping two Forever stamps on it.