Just a friendly reminder for those of you out there getting ready to mail massive numbers of save-the-dates and invitations, the USPS raised postage prices as of January 22. A save the date, thank you card, reply envelope with single reply card inside or single card/invitation (standard size) will now cost 45 cents a stamp (disregard if you hoard Forever stamps like we do), up one cent from the previous rate.

An invitation set including the invitation, reply card, reply envelope and any additional cards or envelopes included (up to 2 oz.) will run you 65 cents each.

Response postcards have increased from 29 cents to 32 cents.

Don't forget that any non-standard size item that cannot be run through the USPS machine (like square envelopes or large envelopes stuffed with goodies) will still require additional postage. Check out the USPS Postage Calculator for more details (note you will have to calculate each based on the Zip codes it is going to and coming from).

Conveniently, the USPS just released a new 65 cent stamp featuring a wedding cake created and designed by renowned DC pastry chef Peter Brett of Park Hyatt Washington's Blue Duck Tavern and photographed by DC food photog Renée Comet.