USPS Wedding Stamps & Rates for 2016

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the ultimate authority when it comes to who, what, when, where and how you can send your wedding invitations, save the date cards, and all other wedding-related mail.  While they offer a few wedding-themed stamps, buying custom stamps from Zazzle give you infinite possibilities, giving you complete control of the look of your stamps.

We’ve outlined some of the most important things couples need to know about the USPS before buying wedding stamps online.

2016 USPS Postage Rates

According to the USPS, here are the current rates for 1st class mail (most invitations):

Did you know...

The USPS only offers three wedding-themed stamps at face-value. But...

Custom Postage Stamps are available for all first-class rates!

Confused?
Our postage calculator will help you find the stamp you need.

Type/Weight Rate
Postcards $.35
Letters 
1st class, 1 oz $.49
1st class, 1 oz - odd size* $.71
1st class, 2 oz $.71
1st class, 2 oz - odd size* $.93
1st class, 3 oz $.93
1st class large envelope, 1 oz $.98
1st class, 3 oz - odd size* $1.15
1st class, 3.5 oz $1.15
1st class large envelope, 2 oz $1.20
1st class large envelope, 3 oz $1.42
1st class large envelope, 4 oz $1.64
1st class large envelope, 5 oz $1.86
1st class large envelope, 6 oz $2.08

Zazzle custom postage is available for the weights above and offers thousands of design choices. Keep in mind that you’ll pay a small premium above the face value of the stamp when buying or creating custom stamps.

2016 USPS Wedding-Themed Stamps

The the USPS currently offers a few 1st class 1oz (49 cent) wedding-themed stamps at face value including forever wedding stamps. Here are a couple of the love/wedding themed postage choices:

By contrast, Zazzle offers over 350,000 different wedding-themed stamps plus you can create your own!  You’ll pay a small premium above the face value of the stamp, but you’ll have complete control over the look of your postage stamp.  All stamps are valid USPS postage, feature a self-adhesive backing, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.


Odd-size/Non-machineable surcharge

The post office charges a nonmachinable surcharge of 22 cents per item for:

  • square envelopes
  • items that are too rigid
  • items that don’t bend easily
  • items that have clasps, strings, or other non-standard closures

Use our postage calculator and we'll help you determine if your invitations are considered standard or non-machineable. Remember: Always take your mail piece to your local post office and have them weigh the item to be sure of the exact amount of postage needed.

Stamp Prices Remain Unchanged for 2016

The USPS does not have any planned rate increases for first class mail in 2016 as there have been in previous years. This page will be updated if a price change is announced later in the year.