Post # 1
As I am sending out the bulk of my invitations this week, I recently went to the post office to acquire a large mass of stamps. Holy Moly! It’s obvious that I don’t use regular mail much because I was floored by the cost of stamps. To be fair, my invitations are considered “oversized” so I couldnt get the regular (61 cents) but rather needed to get the oversized stamp at 1.29$/each! And I have a big big guestlist! We also have some out of country guests that will cost over 4$ each….
How much are you spending on postage? How many invitations are you sending? Where are you from?
Post # 3
I spent about $200 to mail 40 invitations.
I live in Australia and mailed the invites to Australia and Germany from here. The rest I put in a box and sent the ones with US addresses to my mom in America. That box alone cost me about $50. Then she said they had to go at the parcel rate because they were too thick and that each one cost $1.90. I spent about $2.35 AUD (about on par with USD most days) to mail the Australian ones and $3.60 to mail the German ones.
So the postage basically cost more than the invites! Wasn’t very happy about that, but it’s my fault for not doing my research. I would have saved money had I just mailed the US ones from Australia directly.
Post # 4
I’m in the US and so are all the people I sent invitations to except 1, so each was 44 cents. But I sent save the dates, invitations, and will also send thank you cards, so I have to do 3 mailings. And the invitations required 2 stamps because we put a stamp on everyone’s rsvp card. Still, posting for all of that together will probably be about $90. We invited a bit over 100 people, but sent just 1 save the date per household.
Post # 5
I’m in the US, but the wedding is in England, which is where my FI is from and also where we’ll be living shortly. So half of our guests are in the states and half are in England. We’re not doing printed invitations so we’re not spending any money on postage. 🙂 It would have cost us way too much money to get things printed and send them in the mail, so we decided to skip it. We’re having a small wedding though (25 people) and it’s all family and close friends so we just called everyone on the phone (unlimited long distance) and let them know the details. It won’t work for everyone, but it worked for us. 🙂
Post # 6
We have a line item in our budget for postage because it adds up… save the dates, wedding invitations, shower thank you cards, rehearsal dinner invitations, wedding thank you cards. Yikes!
Post # 7
I spent over $150 in the US for STDs and the actual invites. I am mailing about 80 and I had custom made stamps from Zazzle.
Post # 8
We were really careful when choosing invitations to be able to use the standard $0.68 Canadian postage stamp (for all except our international guests).
We were thinking of using a pocketfold, but I brought a sample to the post office and it put us over the 30g weight limit. We used a ribbon instead and our invitations came out to 27g each.
So I strongly recommend for those who haven’t made their invites yet to weigh-weigh-weigh, to keep the postage cost down.
Post # 9
we spend just under $100 on postage, we sent out around 65 invites, each invite had to be a 65 cent stamp. then each rsvp had a 46cent stamp on it. we also got engough to send thank you cards for after the wedding.
Post # 10
Bah, typo and I can’t correct it now. Stamps arre $0.61 ea
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
We spent somewhere in the area of $90 for stamps for 67 invitations, I think. We had two for the outside and one for the inside (RSVP card).
Then there were the stamps for the STDs and the thank yous!.
Post # 12
@Ivorybuttons: I definately should have been concious of the weight of my invitations before ordering them. BUT I was in love with the ones I chose so I don’t think it would have made a huge difference. Between the postage for the RSVPs and the wedding invitations themselves, I’m spending well over 350$… oi!
Post # 13
This was reccomended to me, because it will cost $2.00 and invitation to mail my gorg. invites (bc of size and weight) anywhoo….
Hand deliver as many as you can!!!!
As soon as I heard of this idea, I fell IN LOVE! How special is it to hand (as many people as possible) their invite?? I love the idea of watching my grandmother and other family members be personally handed the invite and then watch their face as they open it!
Even if you don’t watch them open it, I still think the idea of hand delivering as many as possible is nice.
Now obviously I am going to have to mail some to out of towners (unless a large family event comes up before… which is possible), and I will have to mail some across/ out of country.
Hope that helps!!!
Post # 14
I spent around $30 for 53 invitations. Ours were light enough to use the regular stamps and I also bought them using my business discount card with Canada Post. We also did online RSVP so no return postage. I had 3 international invitations and I think those were $6? Something like that.
For other Canadian bees – you can also get stamps at Costco for a bit less than Canada Post.
Post # 15
We used postcard stamps for our postcard STDs (.29, I think) and regular .44 stamps for our invites and thank yous. It is a lot of money! The worst part about it was that about 10 people didn’t receive our invitations! I got so frustrated thinking about how much I spent on the stamps, and the post office didn’t even deliver it. Grr…..
Post # 16
$0.65 for US (about 80), $1.20 for 8 international invites
$0.44 for the US return stamps (forever stamps bought before the price increase)
$0.44 for the US thank you stamps (bought before the price increase)
$1.05 I think for the international thank yous
About $150. I also suggest you buy extra stamps for thank yous – don’t forget stamps for bridal shower, presents from guests, we got a few presents from non-invited people, plus extra things people did for you (e.g. rehearsal bbq held at my parents house, their neighbors lent driveways/freeze, a condo itself for international guests, and a third waited at the house for my flower delivery when wires were crossed on time of delivery, etc.). You can always use the reg stamps later!