(Closed) 7×7 Invitation Postage?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hmm, I’m not sure about 7×7, but we had 6.5×6.5 and it was $0.62. We had the outter envelope, 2 pages for the invite, an RSVP card with its envelope and it came out to be about 0.8 oz. Even with the additional $0.20 (ie. a $0.62 cent stamp) you cannot go over 1 oz or they will charge more (I think it’s another $0.20, but not positive). I know it’s a pain, but I’d def recommend putting it all into the envelope and taking it to go get weighed because you don’t want to get them all returned. If you really can’t make it you could probably buy a scale and just go by the guidlines on the post oofice website. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Mine were just over 7" square, and they were $1 each to mail.  Be sure to hand-cancel them; the large envelope postmark is gigantic and very unattractive.  I learned that one the hard way.  Whoops!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

It also depends on your pocketfold. Ours were 7 x 7, and our pocketfold was particularly stiff, so they were judged to be not only non-machinable but to constitute a package.  So we paid $1.40 apiece to mail them!  Hopefully your pocketfold is flexier than ours was.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Cancelling is that watermark circle thingy with your location that you see over stamps — hand cancelling means it’s done by hand vs. being run through the machine, which can leave very unattactive marks all over your beautiful envelopes! Though some brides have said their invites still went through the machine despite handcancelling — but I suppose it just depends =).

Anyway, it shouldn’t cost extra but you should go to a post office where you know the people are nice, lol, or isn’t very busy. Some brides are able to handcancel the invites themselves, which is a lot less work for the post office people. It might help when you go in with your invite to ask if they would let you handcancel your invites and if there’s a good time for you to go in to do that.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

We had 7" square pocketfolds and we paid $1 each to mail them.

Side note: Make sure to be careful and get a competent post office worker to price out your postage.  We had a friend who mailed all of her wedding invites out for, say 60 cents.  But the actual postage should have been 75 cents.  So every guest got a note in their mailbox stating that they had postage due on an item being held for them at the post office.  Every single guest had to go to the Post OFfice and fork over 15 cents to pick up their invite.  The bride was mortified. 

This actually almost happened to me.  The person who made our invites told us that because of the size/shape, they would cost $1 to mail.  Our local post office told us they would only be 64 cents.  Good thing I got a "second opinion" at another post office who assured me that they would actually require $1  postage.

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