(Closed) STD Post card stamp…what would you do?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What would you do?
    Keep the Hawaiian shirt stamps---not that big of a deal : (31 votes)
    91 %
    Exchange them for something else--it's all about presentation! : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    4520 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It’s not worth it. If I even noticed the stamp at all, I would just think that the Hawaiian shirt is cute.

    ETA: case in point: I just got 2 Save-The-Date Cards from good friends in the mail. I cannot tell you what kind of stamp either one had. I didn’t even look, and I’m a recently married gal who’s interested in this stuff. So if I didn’t notice…it’s not a big deal! πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
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    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If I got your Save the Date with the Hawaiian shirt stamp. I’d probably notice it, think well that’s funny, and then mark my calendar. So in other words, I’d notice it and assume that those were just the stamps that they were selling that day at the Post Office and that would be about it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Unless you have a ton of stamp collectors, no one will notice or care. Keep what you already have.

    Post # 6
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    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t think anyone will care about the stamp, but what the Save The Date is about πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    The Hawaiian shirts sound fine. πŸ™‚ If there was another alternative that didn’t cost more, you could maybe switch, but I don’t think it’s worth spending more money.

    Post # 8
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    How much were the post card stamps? if its only a few cents difference I would switch them, But ifs like aq 20 cents difference on each stamp I would just keep the hawaiian shirts

    Post # 10
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Jamcnair:  But whats the price difference per stamp?

    Post # 10
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    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    So, when we sent out our save-the-dates, the price was 29 cents, and they were these beautiful classy floral herb stamps. We’re doing RSVP postcards, and like you, I was pissed when the rates increased and they chose Hawaiian shirts for the new design! I was enough of a dork that I actually ended up buying another roll of 29-cent stamps and purchasing these silver coffee-pot 3-cent stamps off the USPS website to get to the new rate.

    In short — I don’t think that anyone will notice or care about the save-the-date stamps. But if you’re OCD like me and the Hawaiian shirts are really going to bug you, this is another option that could work for you. πŸ™‚

    Post # 12
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    1461 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m a crazy bride whose sending postcard invitations, so I may not be the best judge. But, I don’t even know wha tkind of stamp the post office put on them, and nobody has mentioned it. I think you’re fine.

    Post # 13
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    So its basically 13 cents difference per stamp. For that much I would switch them. I just like to pay attention to details even though its not really necessary, I drove to 3 different post offices to find the perfect stamps for my wedding invites lol

    Post # 14
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    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I just got a STD postcard with the hawaiin shirt  stamp and I did think it was strange . . . I kinda thought are they getting married in Hawaii or honeymooning there but  I guess they did the same thing as you and didn’t intentionally pick the stamp. 

    Post # 15
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    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    On the other hand, brides doing a destination wedding are probably thrilled about the Hawaiian shirt change. πŸ˜‰ Hope my suggestion helps! I’m sorry I don’t have a photo of the final result — we had exactly 100 invites. But I think they looked cool.

    TBH, this process has turned me into a little bit of a stamp nerd. I requested bonsai tree Forever stamps the other day instead of the Lady Liberty/flag ones, and I actually considered doing a monarch butterfly/Tiffany lamp combination to get to 65 cents for our actual invites, rather than the generic wedding cake picture (since we won’t even be having a cake like that!) The only thing that stopped me was the fact that FI’s aunt is addressing them, and I don’t want to make extra work for her.

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