Post # 1
Hi bees! We are finally at that point where we need to figure out the different pieces we need for our invitations. Our goal is to keep the postage under $.44.
Tell me what you included in your invitations so that postage was only 44 cents?
Post # 3
Mine were over so we were at 0.61 and I think what did it was I chose to thick of paper to line the envelopes, so watch out for that!
Post # 4
I’ve worried about this, but I plan to keep it at $.44 by having only invitations with no additional cards in the envelope [they will rsvp online- please do not shoot me down for not following emily post by opting out of tradition rsvp cards] And I plan to line my envelopes with wrapping paper which is quite light weight so it should stay under $.44 fingers crossed
I voted for invitation only- but we will have electronic rsvp
Post # 5
@bells I think that RSVP online are absolutely appropriate these days. No worries! That’s why I made an “Invitation Only” option in the poll. I hope yours are $.44 too!
Post # 6
My invitations were not the folded kind so it weighed less. My invitation was 1 piece of card stock with a layer of vellum. Then I included a RSVP card and it’s envelope.
I’m sure if you had inviation that was folded or had many layers then it would be hard to fit in a 0.44 envelope.
Luckily, mine was pretty light.
Post # 7
ours ended up at $0.61, but i figured i’d list what was included in ours just so you have an idea:
* 5×7 invitation printed on 80lb. cardstock and mounted on these petal folds
* A3 reception card printed on 110lb. cardstock
* A3 rsvp card printed on 110lb. cardstock
* A3 pre-stamped rsvp envelope (purchased here)
* all of this inside these A7 envelopes (with no envelope liners)
i didn’t think it was much. we kept it pretty standard/simple with no additional embellishments and that still exceeded $0.44. it was probably the paper weights and the thickness/weight of the petal fold. i suppose we could have done without the petal folds, but i realllly wanted them, lol.
hopefully this helps!
Post # 8
We made our invitations using 110lb paper using a half sheet as a base with a second smaller piece in a contrasting color on top of it. We used the same 110lb weight paper and cut it in quarters to make RSVP postcards and information cards. It was only $0.44 to mail the invite, info card, stamped RSVP postcard, and envelope.
Our envelopes came from paperandmore.com and our cardstock came from paperandmore.com as well as Staples. To add design without weight to the invite and the envelope, we purchased an embosser from Paper Source, which we also used on our thank-you cards and placecards.
Post # 9
It’s important to me to have an invitation that would have .44 postage. Although I haven’t completed it yet, this is what my invitation is going to include:
- Accordian style invites in a #10 envelope
- No additional inserts as in my culture, most don’t RSVP for weddings, but RSVP information (email & phone) will be included
Post # 10
I couldn’t do it… we ended up at 1.2 ounces… argh!
Post # 11
OMG – I just saw that the only 17 cent stamp is….<wait for it>…a Bighorn Sheep <faint>. We have our 44 cent stamps ready to go (custom postage from Zazzle! on sale!) so if we do go over 1 oz we will need the additional postage. I’m imagining that this will only happen to the invites that include the rehearsal dinner. But still. I don’t want this..