Stamps. They may be small, but they add up!
When it comes to setting a wedding stationery budget, postage will cost you, and not just for the invitations. Here are some of the expected costs of postage based on an average size wedding with typical parties, showers, etc.:
This adds up to more than $300, just for stamps! To get a handle on a postage budget, start by listing all the possible mailing events you’re planning. Also consider whether or not you’ll customize your stationery with vintage stamps, which could cost more.
ENGAGEMENT PARTY INVITATIONS || Unless someone else is hosting, budget for as many ‘Forever’ stamps as engagement party invitations, which currently cost $0.47.
SAVE-THE-DATES || Everyone on your invitation A-list should receive a wedding save-the-date card.
WEDDING INVITATIONS || Budget for at least 2-oz stamps, which currently cost $0.68. Extra large or extra thick wedding invitations with more enclosures could cost more.
RESPONSE CARDS || You’ll need the same number of stamps for response cards as for wedding invitations.
REHEARSAL DINNER INVITATIONS || Unless someone else is hosting, budget for as many rehearsal dinner invitation stamps as invitations.
THANK YOU NOTES || Receiving gifts means mailing thank you notes! Gifts start as soon as your engagement party and continue after your wedding date.
And Remember …
Always weigh a pre-assembled wedding invitation at your local post office to find out actual postage.
Work Within Your Wedding Stationery Budget
Kleinfeld Paper retail partners are experienced professionals. They’ll help you keep track of all the different wedding stationery you’ll need throughout your engagement timeline, guiding you through all the fine details and etiquette that goes into selecting, wording, ordering, and sending wedding invitations and other stationery. Shop Kleinfeld Paper in person for personal guidance and start-to-finish service: