One of the most exciting tasks in planning your wedding is letting your guests know about your big day! This handy guide will help answer your questions about how to prepare your wedding invitations for mailing.
Know When to Send
Try to have your invitations in the mail 8 weeks before the ceremony, with an RSVP cut-off of 3-4 weeks prior to the wedding. Thank you cards should be mailed 2 weeks after the bridal shower an 6-8 weeks after the wedding.
All About Invitations
Choose Your Invitations
Wedding invitations come in all shapes and sizes. Having some fun and expressing your own style is definitely encouraged, but remember that heavy or irregularly shaped invites will cost more to send. Keep in mind, inserts ie, maps, reception cards, RSVP envelopes and even ribbons can add up too.
Weigh & Measure Your Invitation Packages
Before sending your invitations, ask your post office to weigh and measure a complete sample;that way, you’ll know how many stamps you need. Taking this step can help you avoid having your invitations returned due to insufficient postage.
Here’s How to Measure your Invitation
For mailings within Canada and to be eligible to use one domestic stamp, the invitation must:
- Be rectangular or square
- Be within the min/max standard measurements including a max thickness of 5mm
- 30g or under in weight
- For invitations weighing between 31g and 100g, single stamps are available at a higher rate.
Did You Know?
Square invitations now only need regular postage when mailed within Canada. Must be between 140mm x 140mm to the max of 156mm x 156mm (5.5″ x 5.5″ to the max of 6.14″ x 6.14″)
If you want to use a favourite domestic stamp across all of your envelopes, simply apply multiple stamps in order to reach he right rate. Alternatively, you can purchase U.S. or International stamps from Canada Post. Remember that rectangular invitations bound for other countries will require additional stamps.
Place a Stamp on Your RSVP Envelopes
Supply your guests with a pre-stamped RSVP helps ensure that the replies make their way back to you. Another tip, give each envelope a number and match it to the guest, that way if they forget to fill in their names on the RSVP you’ll know who it belongs to. Inviting guests from outside of Canada? Purchase International Reply Coupons from Canada Post or order stamps online from that country’s postal service.
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