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.
2014 USPS Postage Rates
According to the USPS, here are the current rates for 1st class mail (most invitations):
themed stamps at face-value. But...
Custom Postage Stamps are
available for all first-class rates!
Our postage calculator will help you find the stamp you need.
|1st class, 1 oz||$.49|
|1st class, 1 oz - odd size*||$.70|
|1st class, 2 oz||$.70|
|1st class, 2 oz - odd size*||$.91|
|1st class, 3 oz||$.91|
|1st class large envelope, 1 oz||$.98|
|1st class, 3 oz - odd size||$1.12|
|1st class, 3.5 oz||$1.12|
|1st class large envelope, 2 oz||$1.19|
|1st class, 3.5 oz - odd size||$1.33|
|1st class large envelope, 3 oz||$1.40|
|1st class large envelope, 4 oz||$1.61|
|1st class large envelope, 5 oz||$1.82|
|1st class large envelope, 6 oz||$2.03|
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.
The the USPS currently offers a few 1st class 1oz (49 cent) wedding-themed stamps at face value including forever wedding stamps. But most of their love/wedding themed postage will not be available until later in 2014. Here are a couple of the choices:
By contrast, Zazzle offers over 200,000 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.
The post office charges a nonmachinable surcharge of 21 cents per item for:
- square letters
- 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.