Post # 1
We have vintage save the date postcards and were told to use postcard stamps. I went to the post office and all they have are Hawaiian shirt stamps that say Aloha for postcards. They totally clash with my save the date. Would it be tacky to just use a regular forever flag stamp? It looks way better than the Aloha stamp. The whole idea of the postcard was to save money and I don’t want to spend a fortune on “special” stamps. Any advice???
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.
I used regular stamps on our RSVP postcards because the prices went up right after we sent our invites. They would not sell the stamps I needed until the price hike and I didn’t want guests to have to pay for their own postage (it’s hard enough getting people to send them in!)
It ended up being about 10 bucks extra for over 100 invites. Not too bad. I’d say do it.
Post # 4
Postage is 32 cents? You could ask about 10 or 29 cent stamps and try a 29 cent plus 3 cent or several 10 cent plus a 2 or 3 cent. The USPS website has pretty 29 cent herb stamps that look like flowers although they could be out of stock at the physical post office.
Post # 5
I have the same problem!!!!! Those stupid aloha shirts are not going to work for my save the dates. I’m going to buy old 44 cent wedding stamps to use. They’re not enough to send a regular letter, but it’s more than enough for a postcard. You can buy them at the usps website.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago
The aloha shirts suck pretty hard. I’m having the same problem, but just made the decision to buy them and deal with it. They look pretty bad with our rsvp cards 🙁
I also think people are going to ask if we’re going to Hawai’i for the honeymoon!
Post # 7
Is this like the third post about this?
Post # 8
No calling the aloha shirt stamps stupid. They are perfect for those of us thinking of a Hawaiian wedding. 😉
That said, have you thought about ordering some from the post office online? If your look is vintage, what about getting the herbs (29 cents) and silver coffeepot (3 cents)? They aren’t quite a match, but it might be a more attractive option in terms of price and look.
Post # 9
I had the same problem. I looked at the Aloha postacard stamps and was like “really…? This is all they have?” But then I thought “who really looks at the stamp anyway,” and just bought them.
If it bothers you that much, I suggest doing what @ahavah: and look into getting a combination of stamps – it shouldn’t cost you any extra.
Post # 10
Buy them online! That’s how I got pretty stamps. I haven’t checked recently, but normally usps.com has a lot more variety online and shipping is only $1.
Post # 11
I did check the usps online store recently and all they have are aloha shirts 🙁 We’re not sending ours out for a bit, so I’m hoping they get a different type in!
Post # 12
@Beckster329: Really? I just checked and was able to add 100 of each of the 29 and 3 cent stamps to the cart with a shipping date of 1 day.
ETA: OP, if you’re already willing to pay for forever stamps, why not choose the Love Ribbons, Garden of Love, or Wedding Roses? Between those options, something should complement your vintage look a little more than the patriotic forever stamps.