Post # 1
Just wondering if anyone out there is planning on buying a large amount of stamps for your wedding invites, save the dates, reply cards, thank you cards, etc. before January 2014 stamp increase??
We will be sending out our invite next month and I’m trying to decide between two ideas:
A.) custom stamp through zazzle (we did this for our save the dates and had so much fun) for our invites, thank you cards (both wedding and shower), and reply rsvp cards…
B.) custom stamp though zazzle for only the wedding invite, and the forever white rose wedding stamp from usps for reply rsvp cards and thank you cards.
I think most people would notice the front envelope stamp and I love them so there’s no decision there, but I wonder how many people would notice the other wedding mail I send out…
Should I go with Plan A or B? I have until the end of the month to decide..I want to beat the stamp price increase.
Post # 3
Not that many people notice stamps, and the envelope gets thrown away most of the time. Plus you can use forever stamps… forever. 🙂 I still have some rose stamps from our wedding almost 2 years ago.
Post # 4
Custom stamps sound fun, but unless you are sending out your cards/using the stamp before the increase you most likely will need to purchase extra stamps to cover the increased cost. This would mean a fun custom stamp set beside a boring old plain stamp. (At least this is how it was explained to me, so we decided it wasn’t worth stocking up on the pre-increase stamps).
I would check with a post office before ordering custom stamps!
Post # 5
@almostmrsj: I am with you here. I don’t think I would ever notice a stamp on anything.
Post # 6
@maybride53114: I bought forever stamps.
Post # 7
I actually really like the vintage seed packets stamps through usps too. I want to see them in person. They would work since we are getting married in a garden..but dont really go with my color scheme lol
Post # 8
@maybride53114: Option B. That’s exactly what I did, and no one noticed. If they did, they didn’t make any comments.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t risk it, your guests probably won’t send them back before the increase so either they’ll have to add postage or you’ll be stuck with those ugly penny stamps! lol Go with the forever stamps!
Post # 10
@maybride53114: I bought forever stamps for ours: the white rose ones for invites and the hearts on the envelope ones for the rsvps 🙂
Post # 11
I put disney stamps on mine only because they were cute, not because I expected them to be seen. Envelopes have about a 10 second lifespan in this house — I don’t care what the stamp looks like, and I don’t notice.