(Closed) How to save money on invitation postage

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@proverbs131:  There is no bulk discounted rate for stamps. Sorry bee, however if you can hand deliever some to co-workers at work, family and friends that live near by that will save you on stamps.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Not sure about postage, but:

If you’re seeing family/ friends for the holidays (or really any other time!) I would hand deliver them. I’ve done that with Save-The-Date Cards and have received no negative feedback. If you live far away from most people, you could also send them to a trusted friend/ family member to hand out as well.

Otherwise, you may have to bite the bullet! Good luck.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Sometimes if you buy stamps from Costco, you can save $1 on the roll.  There is no big discount on stamps though.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@proverbs131:  LOL, chair covers are pretty, stamps are not!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Some stamps are really pretty; I don’t care for the $0.65 wedding stamps but the Forever wedding and love stamps look nice.  Also I don’t think people care or are going to judge what kind of stamps you bought to send your invites out.

I would personally not look into the USPS bulk service as those are more for business mailings and probably not worth setting up.

I would bite the bullet and pay for the stamps; unless you get bulk rolls of stamps from Costco or Sam’s Club I don’t think you’re going to find a discount on them.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I hate to break it to you but you can order 200 Forever stamps from usps.com for the same price.  The Forever stamps are $0.45 cents each and good for up to one ounce of mail.  Are you needing the $0.65 stamps (used for letters/cards weighing more than one ounce)?

If you have a kitchen scale I’d weigh an invite and determine if you can get away with the forever stamps or will need more postage.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I read somewhere that Postcards for Save-the-Dates will save in postage…however I have not figured out how to save in invitation postage yet sorry!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Anise:  

What she said…

Forever stamps come in different amounts so if your invites need 65 cent stamps, if you put the regular forever stamps on them, you’re going to see your envelopes stuffed in your mailbox with an ugly stamp saying returned for postage.

Sams and Costco don’t sell the 65 cent forever stamps to the best of my knowledge

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Mine ended up needing the .65 stamps– I ordered the ones with the wedding cake on them. We used the .45 “Love” stamps on the RSVP cards.  I ordered those, too– if you place an order on usps.com, they just deliver your stamps with your regular mail. I’m using the .45 cream rose stamps for thank-you cards. (and when I run out occasionally, they get the American Flag stamps!)

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I took my invites to the post office and had them weighed–we were able to use the “Forever” stamps, and the clerk was really nice and got me some prettier ones (I think with roses?).  We did small postcards for RSVP cards, and I think we used a type of stamp that was 20-something cents–again, the man at the post office was really nice and dug for the prettiest ones they had.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Forever stamps x 100 per roll x 2 = ~$45 * 2 = ~$90.

Won’t be wedding stamps though.

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