(Closed) My Invitation Needs to go on a Diet

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Mine were just over 2oz so I had to pay the 3oz price, plus $0.20 because they were pocketfolds and weren’t bendable.  So $1.04 each…

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our invitations were only 64 cents but our stupid reply cards were also 64 cents because, while they were small, they were too square! RIDICULOUS

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Our invitations were *just* over 2 oz. i.e. 2.1 ounce – and they were square. so it was a whopping $1.28 =P

@mkewed2010: yours were only $1.04? now I’m feeling like I got jipped by the post office!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ours are a different type of invite called seal-and-send, so they don’t require an envelope and they ship with just a regular stamp. The RSVP cards are perforated to tear off from the invite, so they get a postcard stamp. 

If you have a sample, bring it in to a few different post offices to have them weigh it and give you a total. I’ve heard some horror stories about some gals shipping in batches and having to pay different postage based on the clerk!?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Somehow I duped the USPS because our invites were squarer than square and we used the regular 44 cent stamps!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine were $1.22! They never went on a diet….

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

0.91 oz… I used a regular 44c stamp

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t remember the exact weight, but it took a total of three standard stamps.  The invitation (outer envelople) actually needed just under the cost for 2 standard stamps, but I really wanted the Love stamps, and didn’t like the fewer cents option.  The reply card also took a standard stamp.  I didn’t mind spending a bit on postage, as we got our invites SUPER cheap (yay, coupons and sales at Michaels!) and I DIY’d them. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ours were $0.44 but… the post office wanted $1.25 if we had used the bow we originally wanted– there is a surcharge if any part of them is 1/4 inch.  We lost the bow and added a trifold (Martha Steward’s scoring board is great for making fast inexpensive trifold envelopes) and an initial sticker to hold it shut. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I was in the midst of trying to decide about doing DIY pocketfolds when I joined WB, and after figuring out that postage would be so expensive, my invites definitely went on a diet! We did an invite and insert, each letterpressed on 140lb Holyoke Cotton, along with an envelope and liner. They weighed in at JUST under 1 oz. phew! We figured that what we saved on postage (not to mention the pocketfolds, backing cards, belly bands, etc.) could be spent on nicer invites.

Here’s what ours looked like:

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I went cheap and used 46 cent and a post card stamp on the RSVP. But then again I only paid $20 for my 200 invites and RSVPs, so I couldnt see paying a heap for them.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@thesejoys: they tried to charge me $1.28 (which is the cost of a large envelope) but I went in to a couple places and finally found one that agreed that it was only $1.04 for my invites. 

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