The Details

Postage


When mailing your invitations, you want to take a completely assembled suite to the local post office that you plan to mail your invitations from and have it weighed for accuracy. Invitation suites will range between 2 and 4 ounces, costing approximately $.71 - $1.13 to mail. Response cards are usually covered by a standard first class/forever stamp ($.50). Keep in mind that certain things will cause the cost to increase, such as ribbons, square envelopes, wax seals or thick suites.




Hand Canceling


The Post Office runs mail through a machine when processing. Hand canceling is when the Post Office places an ink seal over the postage stamp to process, opposed to running it through the machine. This can save on damaging or bending your invitations. Some Post Offices will hand cancel your invitations for you (sometimes for free). Some will let you hand cancel them off to the side before handing them over. It really depends on your local Post Office.




When to Mail


Save the Dates should be sent out approximately 9-12 months in advance to give your guests notice for planning and accommodations. Invitations should be sent out 6-8 weeks before the wedding day. If the wedding is on a holiday weekend, a destination wedding, or if a majority of guests are from out of town, invitations should go out 10 -12 weeks in advance.





Ordering Details

White Glove Services

Addressing


If you don’t want to handwrite your guest names and addresses on the mailing envelopes, or write the return address over and over again, you can choose to have them printed on the envelopes. We can digitally print them to match the fonts and colors of the invitations. Prices are $1.00 each for front addressing and $0.25 each for return addressing. Foil and letterpress printing are also options for return addresses. If you choose this service, an excel sheet with formatting will be provided to you.




Calligraphy


If you would like handwritten calligraphy for your guest addresses, I am happy to provide options for local calligraphers or I can handle the calligraphy for a flat service fee.




Stuffing and Sealing


When you receive your invitations, if there are any backings or enclosures, the backings will be already adhered as part of our service. If you would like your cards stacked and stuffed into the envelopes and/or enclosures and sealed, that service can be added for $1.25/suite. If you choose this add-on service, we will require return postage be added on as well so it can be placed on your response envelopes before they are stuffed into the envelopes.




Postage


There are many different options for picking out postage for your wedding invitations. This is a fun way to dress up your envelopes! We can help you pick out the best postage for you or handle it for you all together. Below are a few different options: USPS Stamps The Post Office offers a wide variety stamps that can be used for your Save the Dates and invitations. Usually with the weight of invitations, multiple stamps need to be used to add up to the correct postage needed. The great thing about using stamps from the Post Office is that there is no price mark-up on the stamps. Custom Designed Stamps Creating custom-designed stamps to match your invitation suite is a unique way to dress up your postage. There are several websites that can print custom stamps for you, our favorite being zazzle.com. If you would like me to design a custom stamp that you can upload to one of these sites, I can do that for a $25 design fee. Vintage Stamps Vintage stamps are a fun and creative way to customize your envelopes. The possibilities are endless when it comes to mixing and matching vintage stamps. You can find stamps that coordinate with your wedding colors, your hobbies, or wedding location. We have several different vendors we recommend for sourcing vintage stamps, just email me! If you would rather me handle sourcing your vintage stamps, I can do that for a $75 fee.





Customization

Postage


When mailing your invitations, you want to take a completely assembled suite to the local post office that you plan to mail your invitations from and have it weighed for accuracy. Invitation suites will range between 2 and 4 ounces, costing approximately $.71 - $1.13 to mail. Response cards are usually covered by a standard first class/forever stamp ($.50). Keep in mind that certain things will cause the cost to increase, such as ribbons, square envelopes, wax seals or thick suites.




Hand Canceling


The Post Office runs mail through a machine when processing. Hand canceling is when the Post Office places an ink seal over the postage stamp to process, opposed to running it through the machine. This can save on damaging or bending your invitations. Some Post Offices will hand cancel your invitations for you (sometimes for free). Some will let you hand cancel them off to the side before handing them over. It really depends on your local Post Office.




When to Mail


Save the Dates should be sent out approximately 9-12 months in advance to give your guests notice for planning and accommodations. Invitations should be sent out 6-8 weeks before the wedding day. If the wedding is on a holiday weekend, a destination wedding, or if a majority of guests are from out of town, invitations should go out 10 -12 weeks in advance.





Postage and Mailing

Postage


When mailing your invitations, you want to take a completely assembled suite to the local post office that you plan to mail your invitations from and have it weighed for accuracy. Invitation suites will range between 2 and 4 ounces, costing approximately $.71 - $1.13 to mail. Response cards are usually covered by a standard first class/forever stamp ($.50). Keep in mind that certain things will cause the cost to increase, such as ribbons, square envelopes, wax seals or thick suites.




Hand Canceling


The Post Office runs mail through a machine when processing. Hand canceling is when the Post Office places an ink seal over the postage stamp to process, opposed to running it through the machine. This can save on damaging or bending your invitations. Some Post Offices will hand cancel your invitations for you (sometimes for free). Some will let you hand cancel them off to the side before handing them over. It really depends on your local Post Office.




When to Mail


Save the Dates should be sent out approximately 9-12 months in advance to give your guests notice for planning and accommodations. Invitations should be sent out 6-8 weeks before the wedding day. If the wedding is on a holiday weekend, a destination wedding, or if a majority of guests are from out of town, invitations should go out 10 -12 weeks in advance.





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