Post # 1
I just went and had my invitations weighed so I could buy postage. They had pretty wedding stamps for the outer envelopes. Then I asked about stamps for my rsvp cards and he hands me HAWAIIN SHIRT STAMPS!!! I asked if they had anything else and he said nope! OMG!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Go to a different post office– they’re probably just sold out of anything else at the moment. I had to go to 3 different ones to get all my stamps to be the same (George Washington heads just isn’t my idea of pretty and romantic!)
Post # 5
When I sent out my save the date postcards back in March, they went out with hawaiian shirt stamps. At the time, that was the only postcard stamp they made.
Post # 6
The Hawaiian shirt stamps are the only postcard stamps that USPS has now. I used them, much to my fiance’s chagrin (he HATES Hawaiian shirts)… but in the end, no one really cared!
Post # 7
Those are the only postcard stamps for 2012. I have verified with several post offices. Pisses me off because they are ugly. I had to send our STD postcards out with those dumb stamps, and I wish we wouldn’t have chosen postcard RSVPs for our invites… We did it to save money on postage but I’d rather “spring” for a full-priced stamp that is wedding-related or has flowers or SOMETHING else on it other than a Hawaiian shirt with fish on it and ALOHA in all caps printed on it. Haha! Oh, well… I doubt guests will even really notice.
I thought of getting custom postcard stamps on Zazzle, but they’d be like $1/each. No thanks.
Post # 8
Order your stamps online . They have quite a few 45 cent options. In the scope of your whole budget the extra cost is minimal.
Post # 9
AH! I thought I was the only one! We had to send out our cute, modern STD postcards with freaking hawaiian shirt stamps! The funny thing is, I always thought stamp selection on invitations was so silly, like who cares, but honestly, hawaiian shirts?!
Post # 10
Hahaha! I those stupid Hawaiian shirt stamps – I had to use them for my STDs. Honestly, they are ungly, but I don’t think anyone is going to notice. I mean, who looks at the stamps anyway?
Post # 11
This post seriously made me crack up!! I thought of myself as an easy going bride but I totally remember being at the post office and even putting a couple of extra cents on the envelopes to use the wedding looking stamps… I remember one lady trying to make the postage with like 4 different random stamps… I was like ummmmmmmmmmmmm NO I’ll pay the extra 5 cents per invite… LMAO
Post # 12
The guy tried to give me the “Birds of Prey” stamps for our wedding invites. I decided to pay the extra $.05 a pop for the wedding ones!
Post # 13
do you really think anyone will notice or care? don’t worry about the small stuff. it will make you crazy.
Post # 14
If they bother you, I’d suggest buying pretty 45 cent/Forever stamps for your RSVP postcards. You could make custom 32 cent stamps on zazzle.com but they will cost you more than 1st class stamps!
I ordered thank you postcards over the weekend, and found out today that the only 32 cent stamps available now are the Hawaiian shirts. I actually think they’re cute and almost bought them, but they don’t go with any of our wedding stationery or previous stamps, and it’s not like we went to Hawaii for our honeymoon. Against my better judgment, I ordered custom stamps from Zazzle for the first time… they’re ridiculously overpriced, but it is done. It’s still odd to me that there’s only one USPS postcard stamp. When I sent out my STDs last fall they had the pretty herb flower stamps and they were 29 cents.
Post # 15
@Red Poppy: I am so disappointed that they raised the postage prices before I sent my invites out, because those herb postcard stamps would have been PERFECT for our RSVP postcards! Instead, we used the flag forever stamps, since we were gifted a roll at Christmas, and I wanted LOVE stamps on the invites themselves.
Post # 16
@Red Poppy: The flower ones were the ones I was hoping for, lol. I sent a pic message to FI of the shirt stamps (I was just going to use them), but he said “Hell no, I spent too much time designing those invites to put those on them!” He’s going to pick up some first class stamps when he gets off of work.