Post # 1
Just came back from the post office, where there was major debate about how much postage I should use. It’s over an ounce, so that’s .61 automatically. Then, there was debate over the inner wax seal I used to enclose my pocket-fold. One person told me it wasn’t a problem – it went through their tester ok and was flexible. Another person told me that I needed to add .20 because it wasn’t smooth and had a bump.
I’m thinking I’ll do a test send and use the .61 and see what happens. FI says we should play it safe and do the extra .20. And, if anyone has been shopping for postage, that means three stamps – the .61 and two .10. U-G-L-Y!!!!
Did anyone have any issues with their invites getting returned for extra postage?
Post # 3
I would do a tester and mail one to yourself or your parents just to be sure!
Post # 4
If an envelope doesn’t have enough postage, doesn’t the person on the receiving end get charged? I had that happen once, a friend sent me a bulky card and I “owed” the post office the difference. Maybe that was completely random?
Post # 5
You don’t have to use stamps if your post office will meter it for you.
Post # 6
If your invites are complete I would do a test run – – The invites that might get returned are the ones going the distance…If you send one to yourself you will probably receive it w/ no problems…If you have one to send to a guest 1200 miles away it will probably get returned to you….
Post # 7
i think it would be okay, but i had to pay 81cents an envelope i’m pretty sure… so ass up how much it would cost for the extra 20 cents, and if it’s not worth the hastle, just have them metered at the post office
Post # 8
I would take it to another post office to see what they say. If you don’t want to do that, I would just go with what your FI says and put the extra postage on it. I would hate for my guests to have to pay additional postage and/or have the invitation returned for insufficient postage.
Post # 9
Thanks, everyone!! Update: I took it to yet another post office (a total of 3, thank you very much) and they said the .61 would be fine. I did a test mailing of 4 invites and they all arrived – so, I’m not worrying about it and sent everything off last evening. Hopefully, I won’t hear stories of postal workers demanding .20 from my guests!!
Post # 10
I’d just do two 44 cent stamps – the last thing you want to do is spend money and time on beautiful invitations to not have them reach their destination.
Post # 11
I had the same issue and ened up using two $.44 cent stamps. After many conversations with several post offices, the concensus was that my weight was $.61 cents, but we needed to add the additional $.20 cent surcharge for the slight bump. I ended up using the king and queen stamps and it looked really cute since i used one of each stamp. I would go with two stamps and be safe…nothing worse than having all your invites come back.
Post # 12
I would use two 44 cent stamps to be on the safe side. Best of luck!