In case you don’t know, postage rates are going up on May 11, 2009.

For first class mail, 1 ounce letters and cards…RSVP cards…. will now cost $.044

And a 2 ounce, envelope, which is the weight of most wedding invitation ensembles, will now cost $0.61.

And while we are on the subject of postage, I always tell the brides I work with that you should not buy postage until you have your invitations in hand. I know it’s exciting and you really want to buy the new wedding stamps that go on sale May 1….



But the best thing is to take a completed invitation, with all enclosures, to your local post office and have them weigh it for you. Then you can buy for your outer envelope, RSVP envelope and thank you cards.

Unfortunately, the USPS will not accept any returns on stamps, even with a receipt. Think J Crew final sale!

~ Christina Gargano- Lupo, Graphic Designer and Invitation Specialist