You’ve booked your venue and have your wedding date, YAY! Now it’s time to start planning your Save the Dates and Invitations!
We love The Wedding Shop and Minted for gorgeous invitation suites but there are other paperie boutiques and stores that offer custom invitations and suites. A quick Google search can help with finding the perfect invitation!
If you include multiple pieces in your invitations make sure to properly arrange them: the invitation itself is at the bottom, with the other pieces (such as maps, hotel information, and an RSVP card tucked into an unsealed envelope) stacked from the biggest to the smallest on top. This pile should go into your unsealed inner envelope – should you choose to have one – with the guests’ names facing the opening of the outer envelope.
Here are a few helpful tips when mailing your invitations!
Weigh before mailing. As seen above, high-end invitations can weigh quite a bit more than a standard invitation. It’s important to take one fully assembled envelope to the post office to make sure you know exactly how many stamps you will need. The last thing you want is to send out dozens, if not hundreds, of expensive invitations only to have them returned because of insufficient postage!
Splurge for hand processing. Custom invitations are beautiful but are also often of non-standard sizes and shapes. Not only can that affect the stamps you need, but also you might be required to pay for it to be processed by hand. Even if it’s not required, it might be worth it to pay the fee anyway, because then you know your mail will be sorted by a person instead of a machine. With a machine, there’s a chance that your envelopes could be bent or dirtied.
Stamp the RSVPs. The envelope with the RSVP card absolutely needs to be stamped before you mail out the invitations. You don’t want to be essentially charging people, however small a fee, to send in their RSVP to your wedding.
What tips would you give for mailing your invitations? Share in the comments below!
The Los Willows Team