(Closed) Trying to save on postage- invites!

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ours were pretty minimal.  We just did the invite + a postcard RSVP card.  No inner liners or envelopes or anything.  I bet if you want to do the website RSVP you could just send the invitation and that’s it!

Post # 4
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I just got an invitation in the mail yesterday like this.  It was a single card, and the RSVP info was an email address at the bottom of the invite.  It was a neat concept overall because it was a two sided invitation.  The front had their initials and some design work, then the back had all of the info.  Very cute, or at least I thought so. 🙂

Post # 5
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2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think you need to include response cards because first off there are a ton of people who won’t send them back, plus there are people who won’t send them back to you because of where you live (if they have to provide postage).

So I think a single card works perfectly for you. Just make sure that you keep it a standard mail size (square mail costs extra in the US).

Post # 7
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2889 posts
Sugar bee

We have a similar issue so we’re ordering the invites in the US and my mom agreed to send the ones that will go to Germany to me  in one of those Priority flat rate envelopes and she will mail the ones for our US guests provided I supply addresses. We are doing just an invite and a reception card with instructions to RSVP on our website so people don’t have to mail anything back. This way we will save on postage and the invites should get to their destinations faster.

Post # 8
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did exactly what you described.  They were super-easy to make, were totally cute and unique and only cost us a standard stamp to mail.  A lot of people called to tell us how much they liked them and no one complained about missing an RSVP envelope.  You can see ours here.

Post # 9
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that would be just fine. Your alternative though (if you did want more) is maybe order the invites through someone in the US and then have your mom (I presume she’s in the US?) mail them. That would probably save a boatload in shipping. 

Post # 11
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we only had one piece of paper in our invite, and it was actually very light b/c it was handmade paper with velum on top of it. i know people don’t like to have light invites… but i feel like people will throw them out anyway and it’s more money for postage so i didn’t care much about how heavy the paper was. we had rsvp online or by phone, so there was no need for an rsvp card and we had any extra info (map, etc) on our wedding website.

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