3 Things of Mailing Your Acrylic Invites You Need To Know
We will introduce all the necessary information of mailing acrylic invitations, so you can know what to expect. Many brides are shocked when they find out how much it will cost. Being prepared and knowing the cost beforehand will save you many headaches once you head to the post office.
1. Choose the right envelopes
This is super important! We cannot stress this enough. Please do not mail your acrylic invitations in standard thin envelopes, regardless if they are 1 mm (0.04") or 2 mm (0.08"). The corners of the acrylic invitations can tear through the envelope. Even worse, the acrylic can crack.
We highly recommend mailing your acrylic invitations in thicker stock envelopes. These envelopes should have a text weight of 80 lb. to 110 lb.
Now we provide the 0.5mm (0.02") acrylic invitations, and send you the free 80 lb colorful envelopes when you place the order.
If you cannot mail them in thicker envelopes, you can use an outer and an inner envelope.
- For a standard 5"x7"acrylic wedding invitation:
- Use one A7 envelope (5.25"x7.25") that has a weight of at least 80 lb.
- Use one A7 envelope inside an outer A7.5 envelope (5.5"x7.5")
If you want to be extra cautious, mail your acrylic invitations in box mailers or bubble mailers. This will assure the invites will arrive perfectly pristine.
PS: A standard envelope measures 4.125-by-9.5 inches but may be slightly bigger or smaller. A typical envelope weighs 6.75 grams.
|Thickness||Basic-0.5 mm |0.02" acrylic invites||Medium-1 mm |0.04" acrylic invites||Pro-2mm|0.08" acrylic invites|
|Bend test||√ bend||√ bend||X Cannot bend|
|Mail Price||Starting price is $0.70 each.||Starting price is $0.70 each.||Starting price is $3.60 each.|
Weight test of acrylic invites
We highly encourage you to take one complete invitation set to your local post office to be weighed. Ultimately, it's up to your local postmaster to determine the cost.
The United States Postal Service has different price points based on weight and where the package is mailed. Basically, the USPS has different rates for different postal zones.
3. HOW TO MAIL YOUR INVITATIONS
We recommend hand-cancelling wedding invitations, especially the 1 mm thick acrylic invitations. It does cost extra (about $0.20 each) but it will make the invitations non-machinable so they will not get sent through the USPS processing machines (which bends your mail).
Hand-cancelling basically means the postage is rubber stamped to "cancel" them so they can't be used again. When you consider a 20 cent up-charge or having to re-do your acrylic invitations, the extra small charge is definitely worth it.
The thickness of acrylic invitations
4. How early should you mail wedding invitations
Invitations should be sent to your guests six to eight weeks in advance of your wedding. Invitations for destination weddings should be sent to your guests three months in advance of your wedding.
If your delivery time is relatively late and it is very close to the receipt date, consider adding a QR code to the invitation, so that guests can reply. We offer this custom service for free.
And, if you indeed love our acrylic cards but worry mailing, you can order one sample on our website to check the quality.