Post # 1
So I finally had the invitations ready to go, and I had purchased the regular USPS wedding stamps (gold rings with the ribbon) well those are the regular 43 cent stamps. Our invitations needed an additional 17 cents!
Naive me asks “do you have any pretty 17 cent stamps?” Nope. The postal worker hands me the 17 cent stamp and it’s a blue ram. But, she did say they had a 60-something wedding stamp which would cover the postage for those invitations without any postage, and btw, those are very pretty. Thankfully I had run out of stamps for about half of my invites, so half had the pretty ones. The other half had the gold rings with the ram.
But…maybe it was a sign? I know this sounds corny and all, but the FH and I are both Aries, thus the Ram! So I still took a pic of it to show him later. It’s just an odd combination, the blue, fierce looking Ram, next to the classic gold wedding rings.
So my advice to you is (now that I look back, it’s like, duh, common sense!) put one sample invitation together and take it to the post office before making any definite postage purchases.
Post # 3
Nice tip! thanks for sharing. Also, thats pretty cool about the astrological sign thing hehe
Post # 4
Awwww – sorry you had to deal with this! I’ve always heard it’s best to take one to the PO just to check the weight.
Don’t sweat what the stamps look like, most people probably won’t even notice (I know that isn’t what you want to hear, but it’s the truth).
Post # 5
Thanks, I tried to remind myself of that too. I began to think “do I ever pay close attention to the stamps on the wedding invitations?” So now it’s done and over with, but while I was sticking those blue rams on, I was kinda mortified.
And about the astrological sign, I figure it’s something positive, at least it wasn’t some duck or historical figure or something. It could’ve been worse I guess.
Post # 6
I am glad you got it worked out; maybe it is a sign. My Fiance and I are also both Aries.
Post # 7
We sent my husband’s dad to the post office to weigh our final invite and so we bought the 60 cent stamp. It was nice of him to take care of that for us.
Post # 8
thanks for the info! I never would have thought of that!
Post # 9
Thanks for the advice. I’ve bought a bunch of those pretty gold ring stamps. Now maybe I’ll save them for our thank yous.
Post # 10
It’s a good advice, no one really remembers to do the little things! :o) Thanks for sharing!
Post # 11
That’s nice to know in advance! Thanks! = D
Post # 12
I never thought of how much it would cost, that I couldn’t use a regular stamp. I don’t know why I thought this. I mean I am a secretary, I send out mail all the time that needs more postage. So I sent out my invites and realized… HOLY CRAP! I didn’t weigh them! So hoping for 3 days that they didn’t get returned was pure torture. Thankfully we had really, really light invites, and used forever/ first rate stamps. So they made it! But gosh, what a rookie mistake!!
Post # 13
LOL sorry but the ram cracks me up… at least it has some significance! don’t worry it just gets stamped over anyway. thanks for the advice!
Post # 14
Yes, the ram is def weird, but at least we can try to pull it off and say that it has significance. I just showed the pic I took with my phone to my sister and she cracked up.
You’re welcome about the advice, I did not see that one coming, another detail to remember now for any future invites.
Post # 15
Thank you!! Great advice!
Post # 16
Our was a weird rate for postage. To top it all off, every post office within 50 miles had RUN OUT of the wedding stamps!! I couldn’t believe it!! Yeah, apparently we weren’t the only ones getting married in the summer, go figure.