(Closed) What stamps did you use?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What kind of stamps do you use?
    We used the run-of-the-mill stamps from the post office. : (42 votes)
    44 %
    We paid more for nicer looking stamps. : (8 votes)
    8 %
    We paid more for custom stamps. : (6 votes)
    6 %
    We used cheaper stamps for the save the dates, but paid more for our invitation stamps. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    We found stamps that are pretty but didn't cost more (please share your secret with the rest of us!) : (39 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @anemonie: We did custom postage from zazzle. I think we ended up paying $100 for 150ish stamps. We’re doing it for our invites too but it’ll cost less because we’re using the same artwork so we won’t have to pay the new artwork fee.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The post office had some white rose stamps that I didn’t have to pay extra for. 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We bought from the post office (never occured to me to do otherwise) but they were out of the wedding flower so we did these:

    i’m not sure why the picture has them framed…?

    They actually looked really cute because turquoise was our accent color so they matched.

    ETA: For our RSVPs (post cards) they wanted 32 cent stamps.  The only ones the post office has are these gems:

    I would have preferred to purchase better ones but had no time. However, nobody said a word about the stamps lol

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We used the red/white Love stamps — our colors are red/black/white, so they looked nice on the black/white “envelope”

    I definitely would have bought custom postage for the RSVP postcards if

    A. I had enough time and

    B. I could really truly justify buying cute stamps that would just GET SENT BACK TO US……

    I HATE the shirt stamps 🙁 

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @MrsNerdy:  Those Hawaiian T stamps crack me up! Lol

    Post # 8
    Bee
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    I used the Pixar stamps for our save the dates and then the wedding cake/white roses for our wedding invitations.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I bought these wildflower forever stamps that tie in perfectly with our rustic/mountain invitations.  http://pinterest.com/pin/211880357439139714/

    There are tons of forever stamps online at USPS that aren’t available in stores.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    white roses for rsvps and thank yous (0.45)

    wedding cakes for invites (0.65)

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We found some nice stamps at the post office.. one has white roses on it, one has a wedding cake on it & one is red & says “love.” 2 of them were normal $0.45 stamps and the other was $0.65. Check the post office, I think they normally carry some nicer stamps.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @MrsNerdy:  I have to wonder what percentage of postcard stamps in the US are used for RSVP cards?  Seems like something a little more…..appropriate for that use could be designed!I could not believe that was really the one and only option available!  

    I think that means I should be going to Hawaii for my honeymoon! 😉

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I used vintage stamps, mostly purchased from ebay at one time or another. Not cheaper, but worth it to me.

    <—stamp dork

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We use the standard USPS white roses forever stamps. Our envelopes were white anyway and the invitations were on thick ivory-ish textured paperstock so everything looked cohesive. We actually did receive compliments on the stamps. After seeing the prices of the custom stamps, it just didn’t seem that worthwhile to me personally. Our area still runs the envelopes through the machine, regardless of the handcancelling, so you could barely make out the stamp afterwards. I think our white roses stamps have been quite popular recently as I’m sure there are a lot of wedding invitations going out but luckily, our post office received a ton when I came in for them. I was worried so I just bought a ton of sheets. I can always use them for bills and whatever later on as they’re forever stamps.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am using the 65 cent wedding cake stamps for the invitations and the forever roses stamps for my RSVP.  Since my Save-The-Date Cards were part of a Christmas card, I just used forever Christmas stamps for them.

    Post # 16
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    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Stamps stressed me out—big time. They were the bane of my existence for a long time! 

    We’re getting married in Philadelphia, so for our Save the Date we used the Liberty Bell Forever stamp. BUT it was out of production when I went to send them, so we went to 8 different post offices to get enough…

    For the invites, 

    I think the wedding stamps the PO sells with the flowers, cake, and rings are hidious—seriously, I want to gouge my eyes out when I see them, andI hate how custom stamps have the black upc code on the side…and they are just so big! 

    So, we didn’t have many options, and we spent a fortune on the invites, and I didn’t want to ruin it with a stamp. Online, the Forever stamps were modern images of The Statue of Liberty and it just didn’t go…but when I went to the post office, they had new Forever stamps that  actually did go with our overall theme, and where our wedding is taking place. They have a drawing of an American Flag and are a throwback to the colonial times with words like “freedom,” “justice,” “equality.” 

    Our reception is at The Frankiln Institute and there is a monument to Ben Franklin in the room where dinner will be. Ben Franklin was the first postmaster…so I think that is what made me so crazed for perfect stamps. 

     

    Even more OCD craziness, we went to Ben Franklin’s old post house and had them all hand cancelled with his signature too (you can see it in the second picture)…but, I think all of the trouble was worth it, I LOVE how simple and classic they turned out! 

     

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