In addition to snow, winter often brings a flurry of something else… engagements! If you’re recently engaged, you might already be thinking about that first major stationery item: your Save the Date.
When it comes to Save the Dates, there’s a lot to love: the fun designs, the cute photos, the excitement of unveiling your wedding date (and maybe even your colors!). However, Save the Dates can also be one other thing: expensive. But guess what? They don’t have to be. You can score beautiful Save the Dates at a budget-friendly cost. How so? Well, glad you asked!
Here are a few savvy secrets to saving money on your Save the Dates:
Pinch Pennies with Postcards
Postcards mail at the USPS Postcard rate, which is 15 cents less than the USPS First-Class letter rate for cards and magnets. It might sound like pinching pennies, but those pennies (aka savings) really add up once you multiply it by 100, 150, or more. Here’s a breakdown of what you could save, just by swapping cards for postcards:
15¢ x 100 postcards = $15 savings
15¢ x 150 postcards = $22.50 savings
15¢ x 200 postcards = $30 savings!
Watch Your Weight
Did you know the post office charges more to mail items that weigh over 1 oz? To avoid any pesky hikes in postage, make sure to check the per-item weight of you Save the Dates. Cards and postcards are a safer bet than magnets—but if your heart is set on a magnet, fret not: there are many magnet sizes/shapes out there that still weigh in at less than 1 oz. For example, we offer several Save the Date Magnets under 1 oz!
Order One Per Household (Not Guest!)
Since Save the Dates are often the first item you order for guests, it’s easy to mistakenly rely on your total guest count. However, not every guest needs a Save the Date! For families and couples, you can simply send one per household, which cuts your total quantity (and cost) in half, or even a third.
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