(Closed) Advice on postage (and some info I just got at the post office)!

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Should I buy the recommended amount or boost it up a bit?
    Buy $0.66 stamps, since that is what the clerk told you. : (30 votes)
    86 %
    Buy $0.66 stamps and an additional $0.10 stamp for each invite : (5 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @TwoStatesBride:  If they weighed and measured it and told you 66 cents then you should be fine! That’s what ours were and they all got there just fine!

    Post # 5
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    7276 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

     

    @candief:  +1 if you took the completed invite to the post office and they said you could use a 66 cent stamp that is what I would use

    Post # 6
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    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    You just want to add it just to be safe? I don’t think that’s necessary.

    Do you have a food scale? Weigh it there to doublecheck.  I didn’t even take mine to the post office, I just weighed it on my digital scale. It was under the 2 oz mark so I just went with the 66 cent stamps. I’m a risk taker like that 🙂

    Post # 7
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    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Also, if you’re really nervous for some reason you could mail out one to your parents or a friend just to make sure it gets there, and then mail out the rest.

    Post # 9
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    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I actually had TWO invitations of 300 sent with postage due… Like, the individual receiving the invitation was told that they needed to pay extra upon delivery.  I FREAKED out because I took those stupid invites to three different post offices.   Luckily, it was only with two invitations and not all 300.  I was still sooo embarassed.

    I guess it just depends on who is handling the mail that day…

    If you have the budget for it, I might go ahead and send with the extra postage.

    Post # 10
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    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @kimm99: I’ve been SO paranoid about mine not arriving! This is a great idea!!! My post office said I only needed the regular stamps and I was expecting more, so it just makes me nervous. I’ve taken it back to have it weighed twice already!

    Post # 11
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    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Also – I still dont know if there are other invitations out there in “postal purgatory” waiting to be sent back to our house because of insignificant postage.

    Post # 12
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    547 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @TwoStatesBride:  I weighed and measured mine myself and I calculated the postage to be $0.80, but when I brought it to the post office they told me $1.06 so that’s what I went with. I’m also paranoid about them arriving/being insufficient postage, but I’m just crossing my fingers that the actual postage is less than $1.06 and I just paid extra–especially because I used wax seals, so they are not all uniform in weight. =/

    Also, FWIW, the custom stamps from Zazzle are actually scanned with the bar code, like at the grocery store so they don’t get stamped anymore. We ordered those for that reason–but if you’re on a budget or pressed for time, I wouldn’t recommend it because they’re pricey and it takes a good 2 weeks for processing & shipping. 

    Post # 13
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    7276 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @TwoStatesBride:  It’s a good idea to test run them! I was really paranoid about it so I weighed them myself as well. I also measured the dimensions multiple times. Maybe you could ask them what it actually weighs so you know how much wiggle room you have. 

    Post # 14
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    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I was really paranoid about the postage on mine, even after the lady weighed them and said a regular stamp would be fine (5×7 invite, reception card, RSVP card, and RSVP envelope). I ended up taking them to the automated postal thing and weighed another one, and it came in at .9oz, so one stamp was fine.

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