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New 2014 Postage Rates

2014 Postage Rate Increase via DelphineThe USPS just raised rates for 2014! Here’s a quick guide to new 2014 Postage rates as they apply to most wedding invitations:

  • Letter, Save the date, Reply Envelope (with single reply card inside), Single card/invitation: 49 cents
  • Invitation set (invitation, reply card, reply envelope, and another card or two, up to 2 oz.): 70 cents
  • Postcard (size 6in x 4.25in or smaller): 34 cents
  • Any letter/card or invitation set (up to 2 oz.) to all international destinations: $1.15

Keep in mind: square envelopes/postcards, non-bendable envelopes, and extra thick envelopes don’t fit through the USPS machines, so there is an additional fee for being non-machinable — check with local post office for rates or use the usps’s handy postage price calculator. There are also additional fees for postage weighing over 2 ounces.

Besides buying stamps at your local post office, you can buy official USPS stamps online at USPS.com. There are lots of pretty ones to choose from. If you’re looking for something a bit more custom, check out Delphine’s Zazzle shop with stamps to match most of our invitation designs. If you don’t see what you’d like, or need the colors/monogram switched out just let us know and we’ll whip something up for you.

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Pretty New 2012 Postage Stamps

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cherry blossom postage stamp 2012Pretty postage stamps really dress up an envelope. They’re especially nice on plain envelopes — a little touch of color goes a long way. I am loving the new 2012 postage stamp designs. I haven’t had a chance to pick up the cherry blossom ones yet, but I’ve already used up all the weather vane, bonsai, and red love stamps shown in the photo here! Time to head back to the post office.

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2012 USPS Postage Rates for Wedding Invitations

2012 wedding invitation postage rates uspsThe USPS is raising rates in a few days (January 22, 2012). I can’t wait to see the new stamps. I’m particularly looking forward to the new bonsaii and cherry blossom ones.

Now is a good time to stock up on those Forever stamps! And remember if you are sending out invitations with reply envelopes you expect to receive after January 22nd to put an extra penny stamp on them to ensure delivery back to you.

Here’s a quick guide to 2012 USPS rates as they apply to most wedding invitations:

  • Save the date, Reply Envelope (with single reply card inside), Single card/invitation: 45 cents
  • Invitation set (invitation, reply card, reply envelope, and another card or two, up to 2 oz.): 65 cents
  • Response postcard: 32 cents

Keep in mind: square envelopes/postcards, non-bendable envelopes, and extra thick envelopes don’t fit through the USPS machines, so there is an additional fee for being non-machinable — check with local post office for rates or use the usps’s handy postage price calculator.

Besides buying stamps at your local post office, you can buy official USPS stamps online at USPS.com. There are lots of pretty ones to choose from. If you’re looking for something a bit more custom, check out Delphine’s Zazzle shop with stamps to match most of our invitation designs. If you don’t see what you’d like, or need the colors/monogram switched out just let us know and we’ll whip something up for you.

 

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foreign stamps


The delphine studio has a cabinet full of props for photo shoots … one of my favorite things to use are these beautiful foreign stamps. I bought a selection of floral and sealife stamps at a flea market many years ago, when I was living in Tours, France, not knowing what I would ever do with them. I remember thinking they were tiny works of art.

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vintage stamps



Many thanks to Victoria at Milkfed Press for sharing her source for vintage stamps: Champion Stamp. Sometimes an invitation is just screaming out for a fun stamp. I think the cactus series would be perfect for an invite I’m working on now… the wedding is at a spa in Arizona; the tropical flower stamps would be nice for a Hawaiian wedding.

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