(Closed) wax seals invite and postage qs?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think the weight would depend on how much wax you use 🙂

I would be afraid of the wax chipping off in the mail, personally.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If you have enough supplies to do a mock up, send one to yourself before you start making the invites.  I would take the invite down to the post office and just ask them what the postal charge would be.  If you can live with the cost, go ahead and send it to yourself.  You’ll be able to see how everything holds up in transit (including the wax seal).  It may be good to do a “test run” first to see how it works out.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Typically the post office will send back for insufficient postage.  If you talk to someone at the service counter at USPS, they’ll let you know what the exact postage is.

You could still use the wax seal idea for hand-delivered invites, and use an embossed adhesive seal for the mailed ones.  No reason to chuck the whole thing.  It really is a lovely idea. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I used heavy Crane’s embassy invitations (fold over) with a reception card, and a rsvp card w/ envelope.  I had double envelopes with a liner for the inner envelope.  And had a quarter sheet insert with a belly band and a wax seal (like Mrs. Sew’s).  Because the seal was on the inside, even with all that heavy paper, my postage was only $.61 each.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

to be on the safe side and the cheap side i would go with a sticker seal instead of wax.

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