(Closed) How to save money on invitation postage

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

You have to plan for postage ahead of time so you won’t be surprised.  Send postcards instead of envelopes is the best idea.  Pare down your invitation to one page and add a link for a wedding website with all of the information you would use for inserts as well as the RSVP.  But if you already have the bulky invitations you are pretty much stuck, postage is already as cheap as it’s going to get.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Anise:  “This stamp is available as a Sheet of 20 stamps, a Block of 10 stamps, or a Block of 4 stamps.”

I don’t see Roll of 100, which was what I was talking about.

Post # 20
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1447 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@strawbs:  The price of the stamps is the same.  You can buy 5 sheets of 20 and get the same number of stamps.  The only reason I see you would need an actual roll is if you were OCD enough to worry about guests getting a straight edge on the stamp, which I can guarantee you people don’t care about.  Regardless, the Wedding Roses stamps *are* Forever stamps.

Post # 21
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430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Has anyone else considered doing online RSVPs to save on return postage?  We at debating on doing this, we dont have a huge guest list but it is still money we can put towards something else.  But we will be handing out some in Save-The-Date Cards and invites personally to save on postage costs.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Anise:  Sure. But buying all that for 200 some cards? I rather do rolls of 100. But then again, I don’t care about invitations and didn’t have to do them at all.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Anise:  Sure. But buying all that for 200 some cards? I rather do rolls of 100. But then again, I don’t care about invitations and didn’t have to do them at all.

Post # 24
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707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

I went with vintage stamps off ebay… mainly because we had a vintage theme, but they did end up being a bit cheaper if you look around a bit. But because they’re vintage you will have to ‘lick’ them yourself vs peel and stick. Just and idea if you really want to save some money. 🙂

Post # 26
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707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

I got 100 45 cent combinations for $42, so I saved $3. Not much but it’s something, lol. It was fun to go through all of them though, and since it fit our theme anyway it was just a bonus that I got them cheaper than regular stamps.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

There’s really no way around having to buy postage. Hand delivering is sweet, not tacky. The only way to reduce postage cost is to keep invites to a standard size and weight. Other than that, you just have to pay it.

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mishagirls79:  Stamps are pretty and complete the look of your invite!

We used postcard RSVPs.  I put two stamps on there since I did not want the Hawaiian shirt stamp.  For our invites they weighed in at 65 cents but I splurged 20 cents an invite to use these two stamps.  They went on a slate envelope and worked since our colors are slate and pink.

Its your only wedding so don’t overlook the details to save a few bucks!

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