(Closed) Bummed about my invites and the post office…

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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soontobehisbride:  I used some thinner twine-esque string that still sort of had the feel of twine but it was a little cleaner looking and much less thick. Could you try something like that instead? I can’t remember the exact name of what it was, but i got it at Joanne fabrics. Here is a pic of mine for reference:

 

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC

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soontobehisbride:  As others have mentioned, I hardly ever notice stamps. I remember my mom making a big deal about stamps when I got married the first time. She went to 3 different post offices to get the right ones. One of the workers told her all the June brides were buying them and she said what about the May brides. Anyway, that being said, no one ever told me “Oh, I liked your pretty flower stamps on the invites’. I did get compliments on the invites though. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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bride2be831:  Before you stress yourself with this decision, are you sure the envelope is OK without the twine? I don’t understand how that changes the size of the outer envelope. It is too fat? What if you don’t tie the bow?

As for stamps, it depends how bad the stamp is. I saw one bride who had to use this horrible Hawaiian-t-shirt themed 2cent stamp. It would break my heart to do that to my invitations. But no one will notice some nuetral stamp with the flag or something. Honestly, I feel like most wedding invitations need two stamps. At least lately, people are loving elaborate invites.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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soontobehisbride:  agree with PPs on adding a second stamp. I had to do it for half of my invites and no one noticed!!!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Nobody will notice the stamp so don’t worry about that. Although personally I’d remove the string.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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soontobehisbride:  Maybe just tie it either vertically or horizontally not both, might take some of hte bluk off the back?

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree with using thinner twine. I just got an invitation that was wrapped in delicate golden twine and it was lovely.

also, look at the USPS online store for the extra stamps, they may have something that will match/complement the postage you have already affixed to envelope.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Order custom stamps from zazzle.com! I had the exact same predicament as I needed $1.19 per invite since mine were too thick as well and I definitely did not want to put 3 stamps on there. Zazzle let’s you choose the stamp denomination you need 🙂

Here’s a pic of how mine turned out, I even used a photo of us! 

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I vote on adding a second stamp.  We had to do that for our invitations, and I don’t think anyone noticed that some of the envelopes and mismatched stamps.  The twine adds a nice unique touch.

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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soontobehisbride:  Why no matching stamps? We did two because ours were too big and the had a match for the first ones :). I would ask just incase. Unless you already did, in that caase, lose the twine they look great without that too.

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

I say either get the thinner twine or take it off. To me, having to pay extra postage that can add up super fast, isn’t worth the look of twine. Your invitations are pretty enough to hold their own without it.

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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soontobehisbride:  Just add the extra stamp! The envelope is just going to get ripped open and thrown in the trash and the whole focus will be on the invitation itself. I would stick to your vision and just add an extra stamp. I’m actually adding a few vintage stamps I’ve been collecting to the front of the envelope. I like the look of more stamps better.

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t really like the look of the twine, maybe a thinner bakers type twine would be better?

Or a lace band that wouldn’t add as much bulk?

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