Postage & Addressing
Digital Envelope Addressing
Make sure your envelopes arrive in style by taking advantage of our digital envelope addressing service. We’ll send you a template with a helpful how-to guide for you to fill out with your guests’ addresses and you’ll see a digital proof of the design before we print. We can match your fonts to your invitations for a perfectly coordinated look, too. Need help with addressing etiquette?
Digital Envelope Addressing Colors
We can print small design elements to complement your address text, but advise against motifs with large areas of ink coverage. Please note that our digital addressing ink colors, while close, can look different than the corresponding digital or letterpress inks.
Hand Calligraphy Addressing
Let the most talented calligraphers in this world hand letter each of your guest’s addresses. Choose the calligraphy style that’s the perfect complement to your wedding invitation: from modern to classical, from flourished to a little wild. Learn more about the calligraphers we work with (and how you can work with them, too!).
Before purchasing postage, we recommend taking the final set to your local post office and asking them to determine the correct stamps(s) based on the dimensions, weight, and thickness of the finished set (see recommendations for mailing your invitations below).
Recommendations for mailing your invitations
The two most important things to remember when mailing via USPS:
- Purchase postage for mailing oversize “flats,” using the First Class Mail Flat rate.
- Hand over to a postal official in person for hand-cancelling—never drop into mail slots or mail boxes.
Our F-8 invitation envelopes should be considered oversize “flats” by the USPS which means they shouldn’t ever fall into the “letter” category. Some post offices mistakenly use First Class Mail Letter rate instead of the First Class Mail Flat rate. Regardless of envelope size, mailing as “flats” should ensure that the post office will handle a thick envelope more delicately—reducing the risk of damage or rupturing.
When envelopes don’t have proper postage or are not handed off to a clerk, they can go through different sorting equipment that can cause problems. Bear in mind that different post offices may give inconsistent guidance on how to handle thick envelopes. We recommend you stress the importance of these guidelines for all mailings.