Two Ounce Stamps for Wedding Invitations

Many wedding invitations are heavier than the weight of a standard card & envelope. Often invitations for weddings are printed on heavier paper (80-110lb paper weight) and weigh more than standard paper you find in typical letters. In some cases these invitations will need a two ounce stamp in order to be delivered.

You'll need a two ounce stamp to mail your wedding invitation if:

  • It weighs between 1.1oz - 2oz
  • It is a 1 oz letter that is odd-sized

The USPS offers a few different 2 ounce "forever" stamps. These postage stamps will always be equal to the cost of mailing a 2 oz first-class letter even if the price increases. The current cost of two ounce stamps from the post office is $0.70 each.

Buy Two Ounce Stamps Online

You can skip the long lines at your local post office by ordering two ounce stamps online from Amazon or eBay. Both sell valid US postage stamps. Amazon offers the fastest delivery but stamps cost a little extra. Ebay sells postage stamps at the same price as your local post office but shipping is significantly slower (5-7 days). If speed and convenience is important, we recommend Amazon. If you're in no rush and want to save a little money, we recommend Ebay instead.

Here are the current wedding-themed two ounce stamps available for purchase:

Garden Corsage
Garden Corsage
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This two ounce stamp issued in 2020 features a colorful floral corsage perfect for any wedding invitation. Available at your local post office.

Celebration Corsage
Celebration Corsage
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This two ounce stamp issued in 2017 features a muted floral corsage. Older design; possibly available at your local post office.

Minted's Two Ounce Stamps ($0.70 Stamps)

Minted.com had 2,000 custom postage stamp designs that could be used on two ounce letters. Sadly, the USPS ended their custom postage program in June of 2020 and Minted no longer offers custom postage stamps. The stamps you see above are the only available designs for two ounce stamps.

Custom 2oz Wedding Stamps

Previous Two Ounce Stamps (Only Available Online)

The USPS no longer offers these stamp designs at local post offices or on their website. However, since these postage stamps are valid "forever" and do not expire you can still order and use them as postage for two ounce mail:

Vintage Tulip
Vintage Tulip
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Delivery: 5-7 days; No returns; Lowest prices

This two ounce stamp issued in 2015 features a vintage-styled illustration of a tulip.
Online only. Not available at your local post office.

Yes I Do
Yes I Do
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Delivery: 5-7 days; No returns; Lowest prices

This two ounce stamp issued in 2014 features the words "yes I do" as a floral bouquet.
Online only. Not available at your local post office.

Stamps for Odd Size 1 oz Letters

If you are mailing your wedding invitations in 2020 and it weighs 1oz but is considered an "odd-size" or "nonmachineable" you will need a two ounce stamp (currently 70 cents each) to mail it 1st-class. The post office charges a surcharge (included in the $0.70 price) for "odd-size" mailings such as:

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

Currently the rate for non-machinable letters is $0.70, the same rate as the two-ounce stamps. So if the post office told you that you have an "odd-sized" one ounce letter, you can use a two ounce stamp to mail it.

In addition to the two ounce designs the USPS offers specific non-machineable stamps that will always work for non-machineable one ounce letters regardless of price increases. Those stamps include:

California Dogface non-machineable stamp
California Dogface
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Delivery: 5-7 days; No returns; Lowest prices

Issued in 2019 this non-machineable surcharge stamp features a California Dogface butterfly. Available at your local post office.

Eastern Tailed-Blue non-machineable stamp
Eastern Tailed-Blue
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Delivery: 5-7 days; No returns; Lowest prices

Issued in 2016 this non-machineable surcharge stamp features a Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly.
Not available at any post office.

A Word of Caution: Make Sure You Have Enough Postage

If you don't include enough postage on your envelope then the USPS may return all of your invitations back to you, voiding the postage you paid for and preventing your letters from being delivered.

"How much postage do I need?"

"How many stamps do I need on my envelope?"

If you are unsure about the amount of postage you need, our postage calculator will help you determine what postage rate your invitations require. (Remember, always take your mail piece to your local post office and have them weigh and measure the item to be sure of the exact amount of postage needed.)

Using Multiple One Ounce Stamps

It is acceptable to use two 1oz forever stamps on your envelope in place of one 2oz stamp. This is allowed by the USPS and will be delivered. Note that this will actually cost you more in postage (2 x $0.55 = $1.10 in postage vs. 1 $0.70 stamp) but does give you more design choices to coordinate with your invitations. It can also be helpful to use postage you already have instead of buying two ounce stamps.