I took my invitations tot he post office today to figure out how many millions of dollars it is going to cost me to mail them. I must say, I am pleasantly surprised!!! I have a 5 x 7 pocketfold with a double layer invitation and 4 inserts and it only weighed 1.8oz. So....$0.65 each. Not horrible.
Next issue...I have RSVP postcards. I thought it was a great idea because I would save on postage. Well...apparently the ONLY $0.32 postcard stamps in circulation right now are HORRIBLE, bright hawaiian shirt stamps that say "ALOHA" on them. We are going to Hawaii for our honeymoom, but I cannot bring myself to put these stamps on my formal invitations. I just can't.
So...my only other option is to do the print your own postage thing or order custom stamps. Because my invitations don't weigh as much as I thought, I've somehow convinced myself that custom postage is a good idea. So...I headed over to Zazzle.com and found the most beautiful Savannah, GA stamps with the fountain from Forsyth Park on them (we are getting married in the park).
What would have cost us $0.97 per invitation ($0.65 for invitation + $0.32 for the postcard RSVP) is now costing us $1.95 per invitation. We only have 80 invitations to send out, so at the end of the day we are paying an extra $78 in postage to have beautiful stamps. Although I am surprised I have talked myself into this, I feel like there are more ridiculous things I have spent money on during the course of this wedding planning. Another $78 isn't the end of the World.
FYI...I found a coupon code for 12% off at Zazzle.com if anyone else is considering custom stamps. The code is: ZCABINSUMMER
How much is your postage?
October 2012 Board: June Siggy