Post # 1
I want to use the new wedding cake stamp for my invites. For free, customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. So I’d have to mail my 10/10 wedding date invites by July 2nd at the latest to the UPS Special Cancellations section. Then after a week or two…who knows..until they hand cancel with the special postmark. Is that crazy early to send my invite for an October 10th wedding? I am sorta non-traditional but don’t want to be a freak by sending my invites too early. Most people I know are making arrangements to be at the wedding (about 200 close family and friends.) What do you think? …
Post # 3
I sent mine out 10 weeks in advance. Some took WEEKS ot get there. Not sure why. But I got super tired of going "wheres my save the date? when’s your weding?" etc for out of town guests. Just make sure they know they don’t have to rsvp by like, august. This also lets us activate our B list sooner. But, we invited 210 people. We have 80 yes’ and 6 weeks to go, so it’s nice to know the definites off the bat.
Post # 4
How noticeable is the special postmark? If it’s something that you think would just be neat to have, what if you mailed one of the invitations to yourself as a test-run within the 60 day period as a memento for yourself. I would worry much more about people misplacing the invitations than the likelihood of them noticing a special postmark, but if you have a lot of philatelists on the guest maybe it’d be worth it!
Post # 5
Most people don’t notice that stuff at all. I think that if I got an invite that early I would be kind of confused. Perhaps a save the date postcard or mailing with hotel information or things like that would be acceptable.