Post # 1
When I ordered my original invites I had them prestamped with lovely $.64 wedding cake stamps. Well we had to move the dates but the calligraphied stamped envelopes were going to be reused. And since our wedding is on April 14th we wanted to mail them on Valentine’s day for the post mark (yeah ok hokey I know)
So postage is going up on Jan 22 which means I either need to mail them next Saturday (3 weeks ahead of schedule) or buy 1 cent stamps to add. Not really feeling the Tiffany lamp or Navaho necklace stamps on my invites.
So would you just mail them early or use the stamp you did not like and mail them when you wanted?
Post # 3
I would mail them early. My wedding is on April 7, 2012 and my hope it is to get them out by Friday at the latest. Sadly, I am still waiting on my stamps to arrive from usps.
Post # 4
I would just mail them early. The extra postage is not worth it just to have them date stamped on the 14th!
Post # 5
I agree, mail them early.
Post # 6
I would just mail them early. I don’t think 3 weeks is going to change your RSVP’s much. People are going to forget whether you give them an extra 3 weeks or not. Lol.
That being said…I definitely mailed some of my last invitations with American flag stamps on them because I ran out of the pretty ones. I just didn’t really care. But that’s me. Lol
Post # 7
Mail them early! I don’t think that people would notice that they were postmarked on the 14th…
Post # 8
This happened to me. I got all my invites together, took them to the post office and had the lady weight and measure them, she said I could get away with using the regular stamps, so I bought pretty ones. Come back the next day to drop off and another lady says “oh your going to need more postage” and tosses me the ‘purple heart stamps’. I wanted to SCREAM! And the lady that helped me the day before definitely recognized who I was and my invites since she complimented them the day before! GRRRRR! So my pretty invites had the LOVE stamp and the Purple Heart. In the end it didnt matter, but its the little things you try to do, right?! /sigh
i say get them out early, and avoid the extra cost or having to add anything!
Best of Luck!
Post # 9
I agree with PP about mailing them early. I know it means you give up your Valentines Day postmark but it’s better than the $0.01 stamp options.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
Definitely mail them out early. One less thing to worry about!
Post # 11
Who really even looks at the postmark? I think very few people would notice the 2/14 postmark, and even if they did, they may not even make the connection. Save yourself the hassle and just mail them now.
Post # 12
I would absolutely never notice the stamp or postmark on an invitation – never. Neither would be worth any extra time or money to me.
Post # 13
I agree what people before said. Normal guests won’t notice these little details, but I can understand where your desire comes from. 🙂
Post # 14
I would mail them early. Not only will you keep from having to use the extra stamp, but also, if you have a “B” list, you will begin receiving declines three weeks earlier than you anticipated. This will allow you to begin issuing “B” list invitations sooner.