(Closed) Cost to mail invitations: square invites = $$$$$$

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Make sure you get them weighed before putting stamps on too, they might need extra postage if heavy. And at my post office, hand cancelling the first 50 envelopes is free, then 5 cents each after that.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

YES!!! We didn’t know it either until AFTER we had the invites in hand and I took a sample one to the post office to find out how much it would cost, since we knew it’d cost more since it was heavy cardstock, but we didn’t realize square would cost us more too!!!!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Mine ended up being $1.08 EACH to mail since they were square and 1/8″ larger than the largest size you can mail with regular mail. Fiance was so annoyed but i had already bought envelopes and ordered our invites. It’s my #1 thing to “warn” other brides about, other than just telling them to elope cuz its cheaper:)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@futuremrswight: that’s how much mine cost too! It added an extra $200 dollars to our invitation budget.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Thanks for the heads-up p ladies. FH and i were looking at invites at Michaels last night…  I didn’t even think about the squareness affecting postage.

I just looked up (and recorded) all the restrictions from Canada Post, so we can choose invitations accordingly.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh man, I was just worrying about this recently. While we haven’t ordered them yet, the style I want can either be ordered in a square or rectangle shape. I was pushing for the square, but given these stories about higher postage, looks like my Fiance will win this one 🙂  

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yup, mine were $1.22 each!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Mine were square too. The first post office I went to quoted me $1.39 each–said they were a small package, not an envelope. I drove 10 miles away and they said $1.08. I knew they would be more when I ordered them, but the square shape really set off the design. Plus, they were probably a little lower price than average.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I love the look of square invitations, but I learned from a friend’s experience that it costs more to mail.  So, I am sure this will help another bride decide if the cost is worth it or not, because it helped me decide to DIY and not have square invites! 🙂

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