Post # 1
I have a question about postage.
The save the date post cards I plan to buy a 5×7. I plan to buy enough stamps for everything (save the date, invites, wedding thank you and shower thank you).
Can I use the regular 49 cent forever stamp for these or could I possibly need a different type of stamp?
I don’t plan on doing anything too elaborate with my invites, but they may be a little heavy due to the multiple envelopes and reply cards.
What did you use?
Post # 2
A regular stamp should work for everything. Check with your post office, as the post card save the date may be ok with less postage.
Post # 3
I also had postcards for my STDs – I’m sure you could use regular 49c stamps but I bought postcard stamps since it’s cheaper postage for postcards 🙂 (34c I believe)
Post # 4
The 49 cent forever stamps should be perfectly fine. That’s what I used for my save-the-dates.
Post # 5
Thanks bees! I just read somewhere that 5×7 post cards are considered over sized so you can’t use the cheaper post card stamps.
I’m also just hoping my invites won’t be more than an ounce….i have no clue how much they’ll weigh.
Post # 6
Just a heads up on postcard save the dates, I saw a post on another wedding forum about being careful about putting anything important like a password for a wedding website on the back of the postcard near the bottom edge- the way it was marked by the post office obscured it on the few that she saw.
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Post # 8
For reference, I was able to put my 5×7 invite, rsvp card (both somewhat heavy cardstock) and envelope, and a small card with some extra info and it was about 0.8oz, so I was able to use normal postage. I think my invitation packaged and presented nicely without any ‘frills’.
Post # 9
I did 5×7 invites. The invites required a larger stamp (70 cent stamps) and the RSVP return envelopes went fine with forever stamps (49 cent stamps). It’s better to take them and have then weighed before sealing any. It’s super easy. I BARLEY made the cut off for the larger stamps. I had the invite, an RSVP card with return envelope, and a detail card in mine. I didn’t use super heavy paper either.
My STD’s were magnets (so they had a lil weight to them) and they went fine with regular stamps. They were 6 x 4.25 inches which is a standard small post card size.
Post # 10
for save the dates it’s fine, and probably for all of the thank you notes. However, i would definitely wait on your invitations because it will more than likely weigh more than the limit.
Post # 11
5×7 postcards are considered oversized for postcard postage
(which is less than a forever stamp). so you can’t use postcard stamps
on a 5×7 postcard. But you can use a forever stamp.
Thank you notes should all take a forever stamp as postage as well.
Invitations typically either take a forever stamp (if less than one ounce) or a two ounce stamp (if over one ounce, or if square, or if rigid, or if over 1/4″ thick). If you have something that is BOTH over one ounce AND square/rigid/thick, then you’ll need a 2 ounce stamp plus an extra 21 cent stamp (or if you don’t care overpaying a bit, then a two ounce stamp and a forever stamp).
Post # 12
i did postcard stamps for stds. regular stamps for everything else. i made sure everything was in the weight limit for a regular stamp.
and forever stamps, you can use forever, even if the stamp price goes up.
Post # 13
take a completed invitation to the post office to have it weighed to be safe. I mailed a reimbursement form in last week that I thought was standard size/weight and it was returned to me with a big ugly stamp to add postage. The last thing you want is to spend all that time/money on invitations to have them returned and then you have to either mail them out again with that “insufficient postage” stamp or buy all new envelopes.
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island
I stocked up on forever stamps and ended up needing 2-ounce stamps for my invites……. le sigh
I thought I had planned for everything, but apparently an invite, rsvp card, and rsvp envelope on nice card stock are too heavy for forever stamps
Since they’re “Forever” stamps, they wont go to waste if you order too many, so I’d say order them and hope for the best (that’s waht I did), and if you have to order bigger stamps for the invites, at least you can still use the forever stamps on your RSVP cards, thank you cards, and then regular postage afterwards haha