Post # 1
Lovely bees please help me out again- after being inspired by great the great bees before me I have decided to DIY my invites in a pocket book envelope. I was careful to read USPS guidelines and make sure that the dimension and weight (less than one ounce) to keep postage at the minimum 44c, but now I am thinking of putting wax seals on them (as per Mrs Sews tutorial)- will this make a difference to the weight? Can anyone tell me their experiences?
The other concern I have is that the enevelope will not be “flat” anymore and hence will incur a parcel charge as it cant go throught the machine?
Also does anyone know if you use cardstock pocketfold is this counted as “too rigid” and hence would incure further charges?
Thank you again!
Post # 3
I think the weight would depend on how much wax you use 🙂
I would be afraid of the wax chipping off in the mail, personally.
Post # 4
If you have enough supplies to do a mock up, send one to yourself before you start making the invites. I would take the invite down to the post office and just ask them what the postal charge would be. If you can live with the cost, go ahead and send it to yourself. You’ll be able to see how everything holds up in transit (including the wax seal). It may be good to do a “test run” first to see how it works out.
Post # 5
Great idea Miss Scottielass!
Out of curiosity what happens if i send it to my parents and there is not enough postage on it? will then send it back to owner or keep it at the post office near my parents awaiting collection and $?
Post # 6
Omg miss daydreamwanderer I didnt even think of that! What if the whole seal peels off and the envelope is open? Yeah i leaning towards ditching this idea (as pretty as it is!)
Post # 7
Typically the post office will send back for insufficient postage. If you talk to someone at the service counter at USPS, they’ll let you know what the exact postage is.
You could still use the wax seal idea for hand-delivered invites, and use an embossed adhesive seal for the mailed ones. No reason to chuck the whole thing. It really is a lovely idea.
Post # 8
I used heavy Crane’s embassy invitations (fold over) with a reception card, and a rsvp card w/ envelope. I had double envelopes with a liner for the inner envelope. And had a quarter sheet insert with a belly band and a wax seal (like Mrs. Sew’s). Because the seal was on the inside, even with all that heavy paper, my postage was only $.61 each.
Post # 9
to be on the safe side and the cheap side i would go with a sticker seal instead of wax.