Post # 1
Back in December when I heard about USPS increasing the cost of stamps, I went ahead and bought 200 forever stamps – just the standard flag design – figuring it was enough for our RSVP cards and thank yous. Which, it should be.
But then I was browsing stamps on USPS.com yesterday (I have no good excuse for this) and noticed they released a new $.49 stamp design with different varieties of ferns on it. And, of course – I need these stamps. Our wedding colors are emerald green, gold, black and white – and our RSVP envelopes are green – these would match so perfectly.
So I took myself to the post office over lunch and just spent $50 on new, matching stamps. When I have perfectly good regular stamps at home.
Oh well. At least now I’ll have stamps for the rest of my life.
Post # 3
@StL.Ashley: use the stamps you previously bought for thank you notes!
Post # 4
@StL.Ashley: Ah, the beauty of the Forever stamp! Just think of it as having made a wise investment, since, even when rates increase in the future, your stamps purchased at the prior rate will still be current. 🙂
Post # 5
@StL.Ashley: I would totally buy new stamps. The forever stamps can be used for your first holiday cards as a married couple!
Post # 6
I don’t think you’re ridiculous 🙂 lol
Post # 7
Helllo fellow STL bride, I say good for you.. I don’t think that is over the top at all, you will have plenty of opportunities to use your stamps, bridal shower as well as post wedding, christmas cards etc.
While I am sure you have already figured this out….. so I probably don’t need to mention it, but have you already had your invitations weighed by the post office and are you sure the Forever stamps will be enough postage?
Odd size invitations typically require more postage and if you have any additions such as gemstones or ribbions that can increase the cost of the postage.
Also I went to two different post offices and got two different totals on what my final postage would be, my invitations were 5×6 if I remember correctly. I had a couple of invites that were returned because the post office got a little squirly because it wasnt enough postage.
And last the Post Office in dowtown STL on Market street is open really late and they will hand cancel your invites so they don’t have to go through the machine and get all torn up.
Post # 8
@StL.Ashley: i totally would have done that! don’t you worry at all – you’re normal 😉
Post # 9
@StL.Ashley: HA! I did the same thing with stocking up! I thought it might seem a little crazy until I tallied it all up and when it’s all said and done, between Save-The-Date Cards, invitations, RSVPs, and thank yous (for e-party gifts, shower gifts and wedding gifts), that’s over 550 individual pieces of mail…that adds up quickly! Also, I just hate giving the government any more money than I have to, haha.
Post # 10
@StL.Ashley: You are too funny! When I first read your post I laughed… a lot. Then I had to be honest with myself, I probably would have done the same damn thing, lol.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton
LOL, I probably would have done the same thing. But since you got foreever stamps, it’s more like you were planning ahead and not like you were being ridiculous! 😉
Post # 12
That’s not that ridiculous! The other stamps will be good forever, so it’s not like they’re wasted.
Post # 13
@creeative1: These are just stamps for our RSVP envelopes – and they better not be overweight, ha! I haven’t gotten our actual invitation weighed yet because they’re still with our calligrapher – I only have our RSVP envelopes because they were special ordered so I could get my special shade of green…which now matches our stamps, hehe!
Also, hi! Unfortunately I don’t live in St. Louis anymore – we moved to the Philly area for work about 6 months ago. But our wedding is still there 🙂 I’m very excited to get to go home for our wedding!
Post # 14
@GretaMae316: yes! Christmas cards, THAT’S what I bought them for. Now I have an excuse, hehe!
@Miss Milk Cow: @beekeeper: I’m glad I’m not the only one. I’m just proud of myself for not forking out for custom stamps from zazzle – those suckers add up, though!
Post # 15
@Brielle: an excellent way to look at it!
Post # 16
I wish I had matching stamps! Our envelopes are just plain white, but Canada Post released really beautiful magnolia stamps, and that was my plan for our invites…but Future Father-In-Law and FSMIL gifted us 300 permanent stamps for Christmas, since, like USPS, Canada Post is jacking up the price…from $0.63 to $0.85/letter! They bought them JUST before the post office stopped selling them (until the newer, more expensive permanent stamps take effect), so it really was a brilliant move on their part and very generous…it’s just…these ones have gophers on them. Lol. Whatever. Bride-brain.