Post # 1
Blargh!!! I can’t believe I didn’t think to before this weekend, but I finally went to the post office to have our invitations weighed. I knew they would be more expensive than a regular envelope, but I bought them at WALMART (In my defense, they’re GORGEOUS and they were $14 for 25!!) so I figured, gosh, they can’t be THAT crazy to send right?
$1.10. Per invitation. And not only that, we have to have a huge “NON MACHINABLE” stamped across all of them in red 🙁 Because the envelopes are too big.
WHY do they make invitations that large?!?!?!?!?! Seriously?! I could have cried right there in the post office. I mean, we’re spending less on our entire wedding than some brides spend on their dress…..any extra expense is a large expense!!!
So yeah….I’m just sad. I’m going to ask if there’s any way we can avoid that non-machinable stamp…… 🙁
Post # 3
Its an envelope dear….in the grand scheme of things….your guests will throw it out anyways. NO need to worry about a red postage mark on the front of it.
As for postage, just eat out for dinner one less time a week or something to the equvilant. You really won’t notice its gone after the invites are mailed.
Post # 4
I’m glad I remembered to weigh mine. I ordered a sample and it was going to cost $1.10 to mail so I said nope. Now they’re gonna cost me $0.90 to mail. Not a huge difference though — don’t worry about it. Envelopes will get thrown out =)
Post # 5
Mine were $1.10 as well. I only had 40 but still.
Post # 6
At least you got a sweet deal on the invites, so that will balance the cost, right?
If the “non machineable” bothers you THAT much, maybe try to hand-deliver ones to your close family and friends? That way you will save on postage AND not have the stamp.