(Closed) How much did you spend on postage?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: How much did you spend?
    $0-$50 : (11 votes)
    28 %
    $50-$75 : (4 votes)
    10 %
    $75-$100 : (8 votes)
    21 %
    $100 + : (16 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Well a regular stamp is $0.44 so you are pretty much paying double. They have wedding themed stamps at the post office as another option and they cost the regular $0.44 a piece so $44 for 100

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Occasionally Zazzle runs sales for their personalized postage stamps, so depending on how much time you have it’s something you could consider.  I think we got our 44 cent stamps for about 45 or 46 cents, so it wasn’t too bad considering!

    Post # 5
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    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

    We just did standard stamps and postcard RSVPs (i.e. stamps) so that it was cheaper. At roughly 50 invites, it was under $50 ($37? I’m awful at math). I really liked the idea of custom stamps, but it wasn’t worth the $, and I couldn’t find any sales by the time we wanted to send them out (end of July). I looked at Zazzle (no sale) and it was like $1 a stamp. Ridic.

    Post # 6
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I actually bought the personalized one’s from Zazzle. They were on sale and they had sent me a $10 off coupon of a purchase of $50 or more. So I had everyone order them for me and actually paid less for stamps than what they were face value! It was an amazing steal. 

    I did spend  ton of money though in the end.

    Post # 7
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We sent out 40 invites and spent $43.00 on postage. The reply card was sent with a $0.44 stamp but the invitation was like .0001 grams over the threshold for the standard stamp so we had to up it to $0.64. 

    Post # 8
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    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I would recommend going to the post office and not waste the extra money on personalized stamps. I was surprised at the selection they had for .44. Mine were two rings…

    Post # 9
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    4583 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We sent 40 invitations which only needed one 44 cent stamp and our RSVP cards were postcards so they used 29 cent stamps. It would have been around $30 but I bought extra stamps while I was there to have on hand for thank you cards so I spent closer to $50.

    Post # 10
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Well, it totally depends on how many you’re sending! I’m sending 150 invitations and definitely not wasting my money on zazzle postage! So they each get one 44 cent stamp and one 29 cent stamp for the rsvp. (you do the math…)

    Post # 11
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    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    For 148 invites I spent just over $100 for regular stamps and .29 cent ones for the post card RSVP’s. I spent almost as much on postage as I did on the invites themselves! The new Love stamps are really cute. We used those.

    That’s one there. They have 4 or 5 designs though in various colors.

    Post # 12
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    8 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Glad I saw this thread… thought I was going crazy when it came to the stamps. Looks like I’m heading to the post office.

    Post # 13
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    736 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I personally like to spend money where people are going to notice more. Maybe a few people will notice personalized stamps, but let’s face it, most people are probably going to throw away after they get the invitation. Like people have already said, you can get some pretty wedding or love stamps through the post office that are face value. Just my opinion.

    Post # 14
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    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I got vintage stamps – and I got them for less than what they are worth. 

    I hit up a bunch of old “stamp collector” guys in my city, told them I wanted to buy face value stamps that were older, and often times I’d get deals like 50 dollars of stamps for only 35 bucks. 

    That being said …. I WAY over spent!  So many cute vintage ones.  But to be fair, I will probably use them all.  I have so far used them for my STD’s, I’ll use them for invites (and the RSVP cards) and also thank you cards. At 100 mail-outs…. and 1.03 for my STD’s and invites, and .59 for the RSVP and thank you cards…  I will need around 300 dollars in postage.  I bought about that much from these old stamp guys. 

    Post # 15
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    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I didn’t know about zazzle until I read this thread. For the ladies that have come across the random sales… do you remember about what month/time of year they’re at? or anything of that sort? 😀

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Since we’re sending about 160 invites, I bought 360 stamps for $158. I need one (yes!!!) for the whole invite, then one for the return envelope.

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