Wedding Invitations – Cardstock Weight and Postage Question

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Depends on how much you’re using. A single sheet of card stock for the invitation and a single piece for the RSVP shouldn’t push you over. Once you start adding multiple pieces, inner envelopes, etc, that can push you over the weight limit quickly. Best suggestion I can give you is to go to your local Kinkos/office max and buy a couple of sheets of card stock. Cut them to the size of your invitations, add any extras you were planning, put that all in an envelope and get it weighed at the post office. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yes.  Postage is dependent on weight and size.  You should bring a sample packet to the post office to be weighed.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Have you considered postcards for your RSVPs? The stamps are cheaper, so if you have to go up a stamp amount for size/weight, it won’t be that big of a deal.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i used vistaprint for my invitations and upgraded to the card stock, i think it was about 100lbs. or something like that.  my invitations were 5×7. i had the invitation, information card, rsvp card and envelope and i was able to pay standard postage.

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I second putting together a sample and getting it weighed, but if you are only doing an invite, reception, and RSVP card, you should be fine!

Most likely, the 81lb wasn’t for 50 pages.  Generally, paper weight is listed for a ream, which for most types of paper is 500 sheets.  This allows you to compare how thick paper will be even when sold in different amounts.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We did our invitation and included an invitation, a reception card and a postcard rsvp. This cut down the use of another envelope. We also didn’t have an inner envelope which also helped. We also tied it together with a thin twine strand. We were at .7 oz for weight and an increase in postage for us would occur if we hit 1oz and over. We were fine and we still had pretty thick card stock. Just make sure you get them weighed and you know exactly how much they are so your guests don’t have to pay postage on your invitations. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lake Lyndsay, Hamilton OH

I just went and had a sample printed of my invitations, RSVP & direction cards. I used 65lb cardstock.

Invitation: 5×7

RSVP card: 5×4

Direction card: 5×4

I weighed them with the envelopes and the postage is the same as a standstard size envelope.

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