Post # 1
I’m patiently awaiting the arrival of my samples from Cardsandpockets.com, Has anyone else used these invites? I ordered the retangolo sample. Did you need extra postage when you mailed them out? I’m assuming that the weight of the folder + envelopes + enclosures will make them heavier than the usual invite.
Post # 3
I designed invites for a friend using Cards and Pockets, and the result was very nice. Along with several inserts, a ribbon and seal around the outside, and an inner and outer envelope, I think her postage was still the regular wedding invitation rate ($0.58).
When you receive your sample, I recommend making a mock-up with the amount of inserts you’ll be using (preferably with the same weight of paper that you’ll be using) and envelopes, and take it to your post office to have them weigh it. If it qualifies for the $0.58 stamp, they might also be able to tell you how many more ounces you could add and still stay within the appropriate range. If you’re close to the maximum weight, you’ll have to be careful to not add anymore extras to your invites!
Post # 4
It’s a really good idea that you have a mock up of the invite. My invites are square and not that light. I’ve been to 2 different postal offices, weighted on the machine, and even went to the street trucks (most expensive rate)…all with different rates. I’ll probably go with whomever has the best rate and hope that they don’t get sent back. Word of advice on the RSVPs, if you can and on a budget, go with the postcards. It’s a cheaper stamp and it adds up. Beware of the rsvps with envelopes, too small can demand extra postage. Yes, those blood suckers! Good luck!
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice! I’m definitely going to do a couple mock ups and take them to the post office, maybe even mail one to myself. I just want to start making them… I can’t wait for the samples to arrive in the mail. I’m in Canada so I want to try keep the invites under 30 grams so that I only need to put just one stamp on them.