Monday, January 7, 2013

Brides Need to Know: Postage Increase Jan. 27

Details, details, details! All brides know that it's the little things that can make or break your wedding and a lack of postage should not be one of those things. For all brides who plan on sending out invitations this month here is some need-to-know info:

The US Postal Service will be increasing rates on letters (1oz.) from 45 cents to 46 cents starting January 27. wedding stamps
So what does this mean to you as a bride-to-be? Well if you plan on sending out invitations between now and January 27 it means A LOT. If you have already weighed your invitations and purchased stamps but do not plan on sending them out before the 27th make sure you visit your local post office again to get them re-weighed at the new rate. You risk your invitations being sent back and marked 'lack of postage' across the envelope if you do not have the correct postage. This could cause you to have to re-do the envelopes and purchase more postage- sounds costly. Quick fix: If you planned on sending your invites out the following week just send them out before the 27th- it never hurts to be early.

For brides sending out their invitations between now and the 27th make sure you include a 46 cent or a Forever stamp on your RSVP envelopes. You wouldn't want your guests to unknowingly send back the RSVP with a lack of postage, it will be returned to them and cause delays in getting back to you which can affect you getting your guest count in order by your deadline.

Thinking you need new postage? For brides who are searching for 46 cent or Forever stamps (good forever on 1 oz. letters no matter what the postage needed) you can purchase 46 cent stamps for the price of 45 cent stamps right now on Their site has over 150,000 designs including customizable stamps that feature your names, wedding date and monogram.

Forever stamps can be purchased through the USPS website at Some styles that are good for weddings: Wedding Roses, Sealed with Love, Love Ribbons.

Now all you have to do is wait for those replys (yay!)

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