Post # 1
Our invitations have one strand of twine tying the bundle together (invitation, RSVP card, website address card, etc.). It doesn’t add to the weight at all, but once stuffed in the envelope it’s no longer super smooth, from the twine. Will the invitations still be the regular 44 cents? They are in the weight limit of 44 cents and the envelopes aren’t square. Or will they not be able to go through the sorting machine because of the twine?
Does anyone have any experience with small embellishments on their invites and how it affected postage? Thank you!
Post # 3
I believe this will increase the postage because since your invitations aren’t smooth the will have to be scanned by hand and cannot be put through the machine. I have a rhinestone on the top of my invitations and the postage increased by 20cents per invitation for this reason.
Post # 4
Usually any embellishments that stick up will mean extra postage. Of course if your twine goes horizontally in the envelope rather than vertically you might be able to avoid it.
Just take it in to your post office (when they’re not going to be super busy) and ask.
Post # 5
Thank you for the quick reply! So your PO told you the rhinestone would increase the postage? Then yeah, the twine will definitely increase ours. 64 cents it is hehe!
Post # 6
Thanks for this! I think we’re also using twine, and it’s good to know that I should budget some extra for postage.
Post # 7
Jaimbar – from what I can tell from the USPS site, it will add around 20 cents per invitation. So not a huge amount, but good to know in advance. 🙂
Post # 8
I just wrote a post about my crazy experiences with the Post Office mailing our invitations!
If you have decent card stock + reply card + twine I am not sure you will be able to get away with 44 cents. We had invitation + reply card + stamped reply card envelope + inner envelope + outer envelope. When I went to the PO (two different ones!) to get it weighed, they said 44 cents. Once I added the stamps, however, they went up to 61 cents! Annoying because I had already stamped them, and it meant that I had to double stamp (for 88 cents) rather than just buying the 61 cent stamps in the first place! So just be conservative when buying stamps…
Post # 9
We mailed things with extra belly band bulk and extra bulk from wax seals, and no extra postage was required. Those things were on the inside of the envelope. However, we mailed our Save The Dates sealed with a wax seal sticking up on the outside, and no extra postage was required then, either. We went to several different post offices.