Good Morning, everyone! We’re still (barely) in January of the new year and great things are still happening! I’m sure you all have a ton of great things to celebrate this year: babies, birthdays, engagements, weddings, retirements, and more! Unfortunately, here’s one not so exciting but extremely important thing to keep in mind while you are planning and budgeting. As of yesterday (January 27) postage has increased AGAIN!
Lucky for us, Annie over at Perfect Postage, quickly put together a great image of the 2013 postage rates for all types of mail possibilities! Note that your regular 1st class piece of mail and postcards are only up by one cent.
Other things to keep in mind:
- For showers and parties, invitations should be sent out 2-3 weeks in advance
- For weddings where a Save The Date was sent, invitations should be mailed 6 weeks in advance
- For weddings where a Save The Date was not sent, invitations should be mailed 8 weeks in advance
- Be sure to include a stamp on all reply cards (don’t expect your guest to pay for their own postage.)
Did you remember to count postage into your wedding or party budget? Did you opt for custom designed stamps or just the stamps already provided by the post office?