We’re pretty obsessed with snail mail (in case you haven’t noticed). And there can’t be snail mail without postage. Your postage stamp has a very practical job; it covers the cost of getting your invitation across town, or across the country. And yet, even though practical, it can still convey a sense of style. Is love in the air? Obsessing over that “something old”? Have a destination wedding? Why not let the first impression on your envelope tie in to the overall feel of your event?
You will need stamps for the outer envelope, but don’t forget to put another stamp on the smaller envelope for the reply set. It will help ensure that the rsvp comes back to you.
One of the most common questions we get from our brides is how much postage will their invitation require. We always recommend taking your entire suite to the post office to get it officially weighed. The cost will be determined by the stuffed envelope. But below are the current prices from the United States Postal Service:
1 ounce “forever” stamp envelope | .50
(should cover most response card envelopes or standard size Save the Dates)
1 ounce square or odd size envelope | .71
2 ounce envelopes | .71
(for many invitation suites on standard paper including the invite and reply set)
2 ounce odd size | .92
3 ounce envelopes | .92
(may be required for invitations with multiple inserts, heavier lined envelopes, or on double-thick card stock)
The USPS offers several different wedding themed stamps, including some by our friends at Rifle Paper. You can create personalized stamps sanction by the post office. Adding a collection of vintage stamps to your invitation is another trend we happily stand beside. There are stamps for every occasion. It makes running to the mailbox that much more fun!