(Closed) Invitations have twine – will it increase postage?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I believe this will increase the postage because since your invitations aren’t smooth the will have to be scanned by hand and cannot be put through the machine. I have a rhinestone on the top of my invitations and the postage increased by 20cents per invitation for this reason.

Post # 4
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Usually any embellishments that stick up will mean extra postage. Of course if your twine goes horizontally in the envelope rather than vertically you might be able to avoid it.

Just take it in to your post office (when they’re not going to be super busy) and ask.

Post # 6
3 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

Thanks for this!  I think we’re also using twine, and it’s good to know that I should budget some extra for postage.

Post # 8
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just wrote a post about my crazy experiences with the Post Office mailing our invitations!

If you have decent card stock + reply card + twine I am not sure you will be able to get away with 44 cents.  We had invitation + reply card + stamped reply card envelope + inner envelope + outer envelope.  When I went to the PO (two different ones!) to get it weighed, they said 44 cents.  Once I added the stamps, however, they went up to 61 cents!  Annoying because I had already stamped them, and it meant that I had to double stamp (for 88 cents) rather than just buying the 61 cent stamps in the first place!  So just be conservative when buying stamps…

Post # 9
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We mailed things with extra belly band bulk and extra bulk from wax seals, and no extra postage was required.  Those things were on the inside of the envelope.  However, we mailed our Save The Dates sealed with a wax seal sticking up on the outside, and no extra postage was required then, either.  We went to several different post offices.

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