One unavoidable cost of your wedding is postage for your wedding invitations, save the dates, and thank you notes. It is important to know the rules of postage so you can budget correctly and make sure you put the correct postage on the stationery so they don’t end up getting returned and end up costing you more. So while it can be inconvenient to get it right the first time it will be much cheaper and less stressful to get it right the first time.
Here are some things to be aware of when it comes to postage rates and requirements (disclaimer: postage rates mentioned in this blog are current as of the date of posting and are subject to change. Postage rates typically are updated the third Sunday in January each year):
I suggest putting together your invitations and taking a few of them to the post office to have them evaluate them and tell you the cost of the postage for them. If there is any question it is safer to add some extra postage to cover every possibility. And remember, these variables in postage rates are compounded so if you have a square, rigid, 3-ounce envelope they will cost $1.34 ($0.50+$0.21+$0.21+$0.21+$0.21) to mail each envelope.
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