(Closed) Do you ever look at the stamps on the wedding invitations?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do you pay attention to what type of stamp is on the invitation or not....
    Yes-I always look for it and it bothers me when a "wedding stamp" is not used : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Yes-but I dont really care either way : (24 votes)
    36 %
    No-I have never thought about it/I forget to : (12 votes)
    18 %
    No-I dont care either way.... : (24 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 2
    3277 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I never once paid attention to stamps, but wedding stamps shouldn’t be any more expensive than normal stamps, it’s all the same. I used the flag for all our thank yous and return envelopes

    Post # 3
    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Nope, not at all. I pay attention to the quality of the paper and the handwriting on the envelope though.

    Post # 4
    8731 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i used standard heart or love stamps from the post office.  i do look what others use, in case they do the custom stamps.  when i looked into, it was more than double the cost of a stamp i would need so i opted to use the standard.


    Post # 5
    9086 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Nope. The only reason I remember the stamps we used on our invitations was because my mother was incredibly upset I didn’t use bridal stamps. FFS… it’s a stamp. On an envelope. No one cares, mom.

    Post # 6
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Soonerbee07:  The only time I have ever noticed is when I have been sent an invite with vintage-y looking stamps because they stick out so much. Like this:

    Otherwise, I’ve never noticed.

    Post # 7
    479 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I was also able to use a regular stamps and used the Forever stamps that are currently out that have kind of swirly multicolored flowers on them.  They also currently have white rose stamps that are also just the standard postage.  By all means fancy stamps are not a necessity, but I think they are a nice touch.  Since they last “forever” I over purchased by a bit and used the what was left over for some of the thank you cards.

    Post # 8
    4524 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I’d probably notice more if it were something that didn’t fit with weddings, but I’m not really going to care if, for example, the outer envelope stamp matches the RSVP stamp.

    Post # 9
    3318 posts
    Sugar bee

    Soonerbee07:  I got lucky in that the $.66 stamps that came out when I got married were the blue and green butterflies and I happened to have a blue and green outdoor wedding. So they were perfect even though they were “Standard”. I have since received maybe three or four wedding invitations, and I realized I have not ONCE looked to see what stamps they used. I think if they’re not something totally random (like the car and Rosa Park stamps I currently have), and are just something simple, nobody would ever notice.

    Post # 10
    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    1) I do notice the stamps. When I see a “real” piece of mail among all the junk, I get excited about what it might be and I use the stamp as a clue before I make my way into the house and put down my stuff so I can open it.

    2) Wedding themed Forever stamps cost exactly the same as flag themed stamps or whatever else you have. 

    The White Rose: https://store.usps.com/store/browse/uspsProductDetailMultiSkuDropDown.jsp?productId=S_575974&categoryId=forever-stamps’ defer=’defer

    Or the Bouquet https://store.usps.com/store/browse/uspsProductDetailMultiSkuDropDown.jsp?productId=S_519904&categoryId=book-of-stamps’ defer=’defer


    Or this heart: https://store.usps.com/store/browse/uspsProductDetailMultiSkuDropDown.jsp?categoryNav=false&navAction=push&navCount=0&productId=S_587244&categoryId=forever-stamps’ defer=’defer

    Or the wax seal heart: https://store.usps.com/store/browse/uspsProductDetailMultiSkuDropDown.jsp?categoryNav=false&navAction=push&navCount=1&productId=S_578744&categoryId=forever-stamps’ defer=’defer

    All cost exactly the same. I drove around to three different post offices to make sure I had enough white roses for all my invitations and rsvp cards. I’m weird like your mom I guess.

    Post # 11
    4885 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I was able to use Forever Stamps on my invites, and did end up buying the ones with the white roses. I had joked about using the Disney Pixard ones that were out now, but my Fiance thought that would be silly.

    We have RSVP postcards, and those have a hummingbird on them – as there were no other options. So, both of those stamps certainly do not match.

    Post # 12
    3082 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Soonerbee07:  Is there really a price difference? I don’t think that I paid one – but I just bought the white rose ones. Or maybe the wedding cake? Whatever one was the slightly higher priced stamped because mine weighed more than the normal “forever” stamp.

    I also have the hummingbird postcard stamps. That was all that they had for a postcard and I wasn’t going to put a regular stamp on it and pay extra.

    Post # 13
    7232 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve never noticed what’s on the stamp. I actually received an invite two days ago and can’t tell you what was on the stamp. I’m usually too excited to see what the actual invite looks like to pay attention to the envelope!

    Post # 14
    2698 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Soonerbee07:  I didn’t even know the stamps were a ‘thing’ till this site. I saw some cute ones on the Canada Post website, then quickly dismissed it, why would I pay extra for something that no one will even notice? Lol.

    I have personally NEVER looked at a stamp and plan on using whatever stamps I have around… I think there’s some in the glove compartment of my jeep? Haha.

    Last night I started addressing my invites, by hand… I got nervous about my printing so I sent a pic to one of my BMs to which she responded, ‘It looks great! Even if it didn’t, who cares! No one looks at the envelope and it just gets thrown away immediately’. Well…. humph. At least I’m a lot less worried now.

    If there are a few people in your family whom you think might actually look, then you could always buy a few bridal stamps, then save on the rest.

    Post # 15
    1221 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Soonerbee07:  This is such a trivial issue I wouldn’t stress about it. I personally never notice the stamps on a wedding invite any more than I would notice the stamp on a random piece of mail.   Tell your mom to relax.

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