Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"STAMP" of approval

If you are looking for a creative way to customize your Save the Date cards, your Bridal shower or Wedding Invitations try sites like or These companies allow you to create (or select from their vast design catalog) U.S. Post Office - approved custom postage. It is a perfect way to show off your wedding motif or engagement photo. I especially love them for the Thank you cards AFTER the Big day!! (Btw, the price of stamps is being raised to .44 cents on May 11, 2009)!

Here are a couple of tips to remember when mailing your Wedding invitations...

1. Weigh them FIRST before mailing! Assemble one COMPLETE invitation and take it to the Post Office to get weighed BEFORE you purchase any postage.

2. SQUARE invitations cost more!
Regardless of weight, square invitations will require additional postage. Nothing is worse than having your beautiful invitation returned all marked up because of inadequate postage!

3. A .42 cent stamp might NOT be enough. If you have direction cards, hotel recommendations, etc. you may have to add additional postage. More stationary means more weight. Custom stamps are great for this because your outer envelope will only have 1 stamp.

4. Don't forget to add postage to your RESPONSE CARD. This helps your guests to get their response out to you in a timelier fashion. I included a photo of a custom stamp with the letters RSVP. Perfect!

5. Mail invitations 4 - 6 weeks prior to your Wedding. You want to give your guests enough time to respond and MORE importantly you need to finalize your headcount AND seating arrangements...

This is why I love these custom stamps. It is so nice for your guests to open their mailboxes and be greeted by the New Mr. and Mrs!

Gotta love a person with a sense of humor! Lol!!!

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