Wedding Postage

Friday, May 20, 2011

Okay, this is my first official post about wedding planning. These days brides' wedding details obsessions includes not only the invitations themselves, but the actual stamps you place on the envelope. I know many brides opt to create personalized stamps for their invites through companies like Zazzle, but it seems like this costs almost double what it costs to buy a regular 44-cent stamp, so that is out of the question on principal alone. The U.S. Postal Service has also graciously created some wedding-themed first-class stamps with either white roses or a pair of godl wedding bands, which frankly, make me want to barf.

So, what to use? I'm currently working through my stock of Katherine Hepburn stamps for my mailing needs, but it seems weird to use a stamp commemorating a person or an event for a wedding. Right?
Then there are the love-themed stamps, which are decidedly less puke-y than the wedding ones. Both the king and queen stamps above and the flower love stamps below seem like palatable options. There are also some very simple, tasteful pine cone stamps (bottom) that I believe must have been a holiday offering. It's not seasonally appropriate, but our location is sort of woods-y and the reception will be outside, so these seem somewhat fitting. What do you think? Which stamps should we use?

6 comments:

Kristin said...

I am completely in love with the King & Queen stamps. I may buy some just for my regular letters!

the little owl said...

If your invitations are woodsy, then I say the pinecones - I've long been a fan of them for their simplicity. Otherwise, I don't think the King & Queen are a bad option - the colors are nice and they're sort of whimsical and designy. And they sort of remind me of some of the fashion illustrations by Ruben Toledo...

jpomes said...

From the pics, I'd go for the flower stamps - at least the "Love" is more subtle than the Pansy stamps. And, if you're RSVPs are postcards you could even use the Herb stamps (http://tinyurl.com/26msekf). Personally, I love the idea of the Monarch butterfly stamps (http://tinyurl.com/2g4kdu5) but those are $0.64 ...

Laura Fenton said...

Thanks for the input and the suggestions. I love the butterfly, as well, that extra 20 cents isn't that much, maybe it's an option?

Liz Fenton said...

I like the flowers best! Next, the KQ--least the pinecones.

Elizabeth said...

Are you sure that you'll only need the 44? I think often the weight and/or size makes the 64 necessary? But of these, king and queen are my fave and will blend on what I'm assuming will be a cream or white envelope. Have you considered the Celebrate or Neon Celebrate stamps?

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