We are sending this a little early because Postage has increased
If you haven’t heard, postage increased on January 27, 2013. If you plan to mail anything from save the dates, engagement party invites, or wedding invitations remember to consider the postage increase when mailing items out. If you are expecting response cards to be returned, don’t get caught without enough postage or you can expect a giant stack of bright yellow ‘return to sender’ stickers stamped on your beautifully addressed invitations.
The increase will affect everything being placed in your mailbox. Here are the facts straight from the United Postal Service regarding the postage increase:
Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective Jan. 27, 2013 include:
- Letters (1oz.) — 1-cent increase to 46 cents
- Letters additional ounces — unchanged at 20 cents
- Letters to all international destinations (1oz.) — $1.10
- Postcards — 1-cent increase to 33 cents
It is always a good idea to take the item you are going to mail to the post office to have it weighed in order to determine the correct postage amount. If you are unsure of the weight of the item, or the postage amount, it is better to be safe than sorry. Do make a short trip down to your local post office and be sure to get those invites out.
Here at ccwedblog we are not preparing to get married, but we are sending out a LOT of mail these days. We are planning our Annul Bridal Showcase here at Menifee Lakes Country Club and are sending out stacks of postcards. We thought we would be smart and save money by sending postcards this year to avoid the postage increase like last January only to find out postage went up again this year.
We were excited to find out how lovely the 33 cent stamps were.
You can also check out our post about personalized postage if you plan to order custom stamps for your invitations.