(Closed) Custom stamps for invitations and RSVP cards

posted 4 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

In all honesty, this never even occurred to me.  To be brutally honest, 99.9% of your guests are not even going to look at the stamp before the envelope goes into the trash; my thoughts would be to save the extra $ this will cost you and spend it on something you and your guests will enjoy on the day.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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maryb116 :  They are cute, aren’t they?! I am on the fence about whether to incur the additional expense or not. If I could just find the USPS wedding cake or white roses stamps somewhere it wouldn’t be an issue. All the other stamps clash (in color) with my invitations/response cards and that bothers me to no end…grrr!!! 🙁

I am purchasing my invitation suite from Wedding Paper Divas and they have the option of ordering the custom stamps from there. You can also get them from zazzle.com. A friend got hers from Zazzle and they looked great. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I just ordered the USPS white rose stamps – I ordered online so I didn’t have to go find a post office that had them in stock. They are beautiful, and the same cost as normal stamps.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I really like the idea in theory, but if you’ve seen them in person you’ll see they have the big black barcodes on them. Personally, I think that really takes away from the look of the stamp and brings down the formality of the invitation. I’d order stamps on USPS.com. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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LittleByLittle :  Really?! I’ve gone on the USPS website numerous times and couldn’t find them. I obviously need a tutorial. Going back there in 5, 4, 3, 2….

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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teambryan :  Weird! I just looked on the website, planning to send you the link, but I don’t see them either! They used to be under the “love/wedding” tab. My wedding was last year, and I bought the stamps around summertime 2015. Sorry they aren’t there anymore! Maybe call a few post offices and see if they’ll tell you whether they have any left in stock?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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LittleByLittle :  No problem…thanks for going back to send me the link!! I will just have family members who live in different areas call their local post offices because none of the ones around here have them….the wedding cake ones either. 🙁

Post # 9
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Helper bee

A friend of mine used Zazzle I believe. Super cute stamps. But I only noticed because I was in the midst of ordering our invitations and studied hers closely. I can’t say that I would typically notice. I got eight invites the year before and if one of them used a fancy stamp or a regular stamp or a terribly ugly stamp – I have no idea.

I’d sat go with the regular USPS stamps. They do have some pretty ones that can easily be used for wedding invites/RSVPs and the price is far more reasonable.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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teambryan :  Try Amazon for the USPS stamps. 

I went custom but they have not arrived yet. That said I don’t think the barcode is a big deal – the design itself will add more than the barcode subtracts and it’s better than technicolor penguins.

My stamp design.

An envelope from Google images (address blurred) to show a stamp example, barcode and all.

Post # 12
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Newbee

Just FYI the post office has discontinued the wedding stamps. Both the roses and cakes. They have no plans to make any new wedding themed stamps. You can find them on sites like Amazon or eBay but most people are charging a premium for them so I would say if you are going to pay extra for stamps get custom. There are 2 sites for custom zazzle and endicia. Zazzle is the most popular. They look great but you will pay about 35% more than just using regular stamps. That barcode takes the place of hand canceling, which makes sure your invitations do not go through any machinery. Most post offices will not hand cancel anymore (very select few out there will) so even if you don’t like how it looks it is serving a good purpose. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - The Summit Country Day School Chapel/The Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors

We are! I just love how they pull the whole look together. We are using a local company and they are putting our monogram on them. I would check out Zazzle. They have some really cute stuff and you can personalize them with your date and initials. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would (and did) save the money. No one will care what the stamps look like.

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