(Closed) Questions for those who used custom stamps

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We used an image from iStockPhoto for our Save-The-Date Cards and thank yous, and our parents’ wedding pictures for the invitation and RSVP. Zazzle has a number of different postage denominations that you can choose from.

Post # 4
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Newbee

we used zazzle for our STD stamps.

 

you can google zazzle coupon codes. idk if there are any going on now. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

We used a picture of our dog carrying the invitation. We ordered them from Zazzle.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

We also did Zazzle and used a photo I took in Hawaii of a rainbow – with the text "the start of our rainbow" and then our wedding date. People loved them – especially the girls.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We did photo stamps for our wedding and it was a big hit! We had somewhat oversized invitations so we had to get 97 cent personalized stamps which, surprisingly, not all custom photo stamp websites offered which is why we ended up going with yourstamps.com. They offered the most postage amount options and the stamps turned out great. We used a pictures of us with our son (ok, he is a lab mix but we call him our son) since he could not some with us to our out-of-state wedding. It was great! 

The stamps took about 2 weeks for us to get so factor that in to the timeline. You will also want to consider having your invitations hand-cancelled (even if you do not go with photo stamps) for a a couple of reasons.

1- The computerized/automated canceling system can often cover up that photo stamp you worked so hard on. Hand canceling can cancel the stamp without covering the picture. I just told the post office they were wedding invites and requested they be hand canceled and they were happy to oblige. 

2- Automated canceling can bend your invites and scrape or get marks on them! I got this inside tip when I was planning. Apparently the machine they use has a slight curve to it so your invites (especially the thicker or more rigid ones) can get bent out of shape (literally!) by the automated canceling process. 

Who else has used photo stamps? Anyone else have their invites hand canceled?  

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We use stamps.com because my fiance didn’t like the word "Zazzle" on the stamp! These are so easy to order online and arrive rather quickly.

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