(Closed) Postage Help

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Wow, 1.30 is pretty high!  Are they boxes or something?  But anyway, I know they sell $1 stamps at least.  Check usps.com- they have a list of all the current stamps.  At the very least you could do something like a $1 stamp and a 41cent stamp or something like that.

 Or if you bring them to the post office, they can just print off a sticker for the amount.  It’s ugly, but it might be better than a bunch of stamps.  That’s what they do for packages and such.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

You could order custom stamps from zazzle.com or a similar vendor– costco offers 25% off on custom stamp orders!

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

peihan is right.  the post office has $1 stamps and they can also print you the exact amount (it’s on a white label) but honestly, NO ONE will look at your stamps to see how many you have OR what they look like.  don’t buy into the bridal hype and stress yourself out on this one!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

They have the wedding stamp in $0.58 and $0.41.  The 58-cent ones are pink; the 41-cent ones are a light blue/purple, but the colors are complimentary, and the design is identical….two pinks and one blue would add up to, let’s see, $1.40….that’s ten cents over, but it’s a pulled-together look and just three stamps.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Hmm, 140 invitations x $1.30 postage = $182.  I’d probably avoid anything that would cost more =P  Ask the postal people to print you the stickers!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Regarding your comment about how he is telling you your invites weigh more than they actually do-not sure if you were kidding or not but, he would have no reason to do this.  He’s a federal employee who’s sole job is to set your mail on a scale and read back to you what it says.  That said, I would highly recommend Zazzle.com.  I had them do my RSVP postcards and they did a fabulous job!  From what has been said on this thread and many other threads on this site, they do a great job on custom stamps too.  Imagine this:  in less than two weeks you could have $1.30 stamps made with one of your engagement photos.  How cute is that?  The only reason I didn’t have stamps made was because my invites only cost $0.41 (how lucky is that?).  If you do have the post office print your postage, no one will notice.  One more option:  buy vintage postage from eBay.  Then tons of stamps looks awesome.  I have seen that done in a couple of bridal magazines.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2018

i’m actually right at that point where i’m trying to figure out my postage as well.  i’ve been searching online at usps to find one that semi-matches (or really, just not clash) with my invitations.

partway into my research, i read something else that threw another wrench into my plan!  did you know that usps postage rates are going up to 42 cents on May 12??? ok i did not know that, but it has put me in a complicated situtation…because although i can get my invites out before the rate goes up, the RSVP cards will be coming back to me AFTER mid may!! so currently i’m trying to find a two sets of stamps that semi match because i don’t want my RSVP card stamp to clash with the outer envelope stamps!  and it doesn’t help the situation that the designs available on the 42 are limited and just not as cool as the current stamp designs.

 so this may sound like a lot of babble, but i swear it all makes sense in my head.  the main purpose of my comment is to make sure you knew of the rate increase…

let us know what you end up doing!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Hi Domino – I’m having the same problem.  I just sucked it up and bought the forever stamp – honestly, no one’s going to notice!  I figured there are way more things to stress out about but if you really want matching stamps why not make them at zazzle.com?  Then you really have them match your invites!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

For those who have used Zazzle for custom stamps, does the post office stlll put that horrible postmark on it? I’m also trying to figure out what to do for postage and I’m not sure if that’s the way I want to go if it’s going to be blacked out by the post office.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Also, don’t forget about postage increases May 12 – so if you are sending after then, make sure you have the right amount! also, if you are going to have RSVP cards coming back, make sure those are going to work after the increase too!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

jma19: I custom ordered my stamps for my invites from Zazzle and the RSVPs that came back were all stamped from the post office…with the exception of one or two (that I will be reusing!  Yay!).  So regardless of what stamps you use, the post office is still going to stamp them.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Domino- I had the same problem.  I did the math and it was $20 total more for me to use the nice heart $0.58 stamp on the RSVPs so even though no one will notice but me, I spent the extra $20 and used the nicer stamp!

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