(Closed) add a stamp you do not like or send out invites 3 weeks early?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Mail invites early or add stamps you do not like?
    Mail them Saturday - one more task off the list : (34 votes)
    89 %
    Buy the stamps because no one will notice and you can have them postmarked 2/14 : (4 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    1916 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
    2232 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would just mail them early. The extra postage is not worth it just to have them date stamped on the 14th!

    Post # 5
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I agree, mail them early.

    Post # 6
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
    746 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Mail them early! I don’t think that people would notice that they were postmarked on the 14th…

    Post # 8
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    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
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    2606 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    11418 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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.

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