USPS Wedding Stamps & Rates for 2018
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 Minted 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.
2018 USPS Postage Rates
According to the USPS, below are the current rates for 1st class mail (most invitations) in 2018:
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Custom Postage Stamps are available for three first-class rates: $0.35, $0.50 & $0.71.
Our postage calculator will help you find the stamp you need.
|1st class, 1 oz||$.50|
|1st class, 1 oz - odd size*||$.71|
|1st class, 2 oz||$.71|
|1st class, 2 oz - odd size*||$.92|
|1st class, 3 oz||$.92|
|1st class large envelope, 1 oz||$1.00|
|1st class, 3 oz - odd size*||$1.13|
|1st class, 3.5 oz||$1.13|
|1st class large envelope, 2 oz||$1.21|
|1st class large envelope, 3 oz||$1.42|
|1st class large envelope, 4 oz||$1.63|
|1st class large envelope, 5 oz||$1.84|
|1st class large envelope, 6 oz||$2.05|
Minted custom postage is available for some of 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.
By contrast, Minted offers over 2,000 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 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 Increased in 2018
The USPS changed the prices for first-class letter postage on January 21st, 2018.