Assembling & Mailing

Invitations should be mailed 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding date for local weddings. For destination weddings, mail them 10-12 weeks in advance.

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All pieces should be arranged by size, with the smallest piece on top.

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Slip the reply card under the flap of the reply envelope, and be sure to affix the proper postage stamp. It is proper etiquette to include reply postage.

It's ok to omit reply postage for international invitees, because a US postage stamp will not be valid for them to mail it back from their country. Consider adding a small details card for your guests outside of the country, with information for them to rsvp via website, email or text/phone.

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Insert everything into the mailing envelope with text side up.

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The right hand side of the invitation should be closest to the envelope flap for rectangular invitations. For square invitations, the top of the invitation should be closest to the flap.

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Take an assembled set to the post office to have it weighed and purchase adequate postage. We can also provide you with the exact weight and measurements of your final invitation suite if you'd like to purchase postage ahead of time.

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When mailing, take the time to request your invitations be "hand cancelled" at the post office. This reduces the risk of blemishing your envelopes and/or damaging any delicate contents. Otherwise, your invitations will be put through the postal system's automatic cancellation machines, which is typically what produces all the "barcodes" and other unsightly scuff marks on your mail.

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Check to see that all envelopes are securely closed before mailing.