Even though a lot has changed over the years when it comes to sending letters, one of the areas that still commonly use mail services is weddings. Weddings take place from January to December with some months have high wedding events than others. For a wedding to take place, one has to send out invites. These wedding invites are usually sent through mail. Although social sites and e-mails have taken over as the best way to communicate fast and conveniently, wedding invitations cannot be sent through such mediums. There some few cases where people use them but it just doesn’t seem right.
When it comes to sending your wedding invitation, the United States Postal Service has the authority of when, where, who, what and how you send the wedding invites and wedding related mails. So, whether you are just sending a normal wedding invite or a customized one, you will still have to go through the USPS if you live in the United States. Before you head out to buy a wedding stamp, it is important to know the rates that you will be charged. These have been outlined for you as follows:
2018 USPS Postage Rates:
|1st class, 1 oz||$.34|
|1st class, 1 oz – odd size*||$.70|
|1st class, 2 oz||$.70|
|1st class, 2 oz – odd size*||$.91|
|1st class, oz||$.91|
|1st class large envelope, 1 oz||$.98|
|1st class, 3 oz – odd size*||$1.12|
|1st class, 3.5 oz||$1.12|
|1st class large envelope, 2 oz||$1.19|
|1st class large envelope, 3oz||$1.40|
|1st class large envelope, 4 oz||$1.61|
|1st class large envelope, 5 oz||$1.82|
|1st class large envelope, 6 oz||$2.03|
From the above table, you can see that the cost of sending a wedding stamp varies with regard to a number of things. The first difference is in the weight of the letter. The heavier the letters are the higher the price of the stamp. Also, another important thing to note is that the larger the letter is the higher the price. For instance, a first class letter that weighs 1 oz goes for $0.34, while a first class letter that weighs 2 oz costs $0.7, which is more than twice. The USPS charges the same rate for postcards as seen from above which is $0.34. So, before you head out to the post office or retail store to acquire a wedding postage stamp, you should know how much you’re likely to pay by weighing your letter first.
For individuals who are interested in custom stamps, there is a brand know as Zazzle which offers these services. Here, you can create your preferred custom stamp and you will have to pay a small amount slightly above the face value of the stamp. At the moment, the USPS provides few first class 1 oz wedding themed stamps at a face value of $0.49. This includes the forever stamps.
Zazzle is a great brand as it offers more than 350, 000 wedding themed stamps to choose from. Besides this, you can be able to create your own kind of stamps. Although you will be charged a small amount on top of the face value, you will have complete control on how your stamps look. A wedding being a special occasion, custom making your stamps adds flare to it. All the wedding postage stamps provided by Zazzle are valid USPS postage, possess a self-adhesive backing and the brand offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
N/B: when it comes to odd sizes or non-machineable surcharge, the post office charges such items 21 cents for each and every one of them. These include items that don’t bend with much ease, envelopes that are square in shape, items that are extremely rigid and items that possess strings, clasps or any other non-standard closures.
Making your wedding memorable by buying from the USPS itself or make your letters and postcards more presentable by buying wedding themed stamps from Zazzle or as well custom make it. The cost is slightly higher but worth every penny. Most of the themed stamps have signs such as love signs, kissing, rings, weddings cakes, names and other wonderful wedding signs on them. Look for a stamp that you love and pick from the wide collection from Zazzle.