Yup, I'm officially a ridiculous bride

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@StL.Ashley:  use the stamps you previously bought for thank you notes!

Post # 4
10877 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@StL.Ashley:  Ah, the beauty of the Forever stamp! Just think of it as having made a wise investment, since, even when rates increase in the future, your stamps purchased at the prior rate will still be current. 🙂

Post # 5
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@StL.Ashley:  I would totally buy new stamps. The forever stamps can be used for your first holiday cards as a married couple!


Post # 6
1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t think you’re ridiculous 🙂 lol

Post # 7
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Helllo fellow STL bride, I say good for you.. I don’t think that is over the top at all, you will have plenty of opportunities to use your stamps, bridal shower as well as post wedding, christmas cards etc.

While I am sure you have already figured this out….. so I probably don’t need to mention it, but have you already had your invitations weighed by the post office and are you sure the Forever stamps will be enough postage?

Odd size invitations typically require more postage and if you have any additions such as gemstones or ribbions that can increase the cost of the postage. 

Also I went to two different post offices and got two different totals on what my final postage would be, my invitations were 5×6 if I remember correctly.  I had a couple of invites that were returned because the post office got a little squirly because it wasnt enough postage.

And last the Post Office in dowtown STL on Market street is open really late and they will hand cancel your invites so they don’t have to go through the machine and get all torn up.

Have fun.

Post # 8
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@StL.Ashley:  i totally would have done that! don’t you worry at all – you’re normal 😉

Post # 9
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@StL.Ashley:  HA! I did the same thing with stocking up! I thought it might seem a little crazy until I tallied it all up and when it’s all said and done, between STDs, invitations, RSVPs, and thank yous (for e-party gifts, shower gifts and wedding gifts), that’s over 550 individual pieces of mail…that adds up quickly! Also, I just hate giving the government any more money than I have to, haha.

Post # 10
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@StL.Ashley:  You are too funny! When I first read your post I laughed… a lot. Then I had to be honest with myself, I probably would have done the same damn thing, lol.

Post # 11
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton

LOL, I probably would have done the same thing. But since you got foreever stamps, it’s more like you were planning ahead and not like you were being ridiculous! 😉

Post # 12
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

That’s not that ridiculous! The other stamps will be good forever, so it’s not like they’re wasted. 

Post # 15
9525 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Brielle:  an excellent way to look at it!

Post # 16
759 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I wish I had matching stamps! Our envelopes are just plain white, but Canada Post released really beautiful magnolia stamps, and that was my plan for our invites…but FFIL and FSMIL gifted us 300 permanent stamps for Christmas, since, like USPS, Canada Post is jacking up the price…from $0.63 to $0.85/letter! They bought them JUST before the post office stopped selling them (until the newer, more expensive permanent stamps take effect), so it really was a brilliant move on their part and very generous…it’s just…these ones have gophers on them. Lol. Whatever. Bride-brain.

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