Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pretty Postage

photo via Style Me Pretty
Like a cherry on top of an ice cream sundae, pretty postage stamps are the perfect finishing touch for your wedding invitations. It might seem like a little detail but going the extra mile to scout out unique stamps can make all the difference in the world between invitations that excite and invitations that fall flat.

There are lots of other options aside from the stamps available at your local post office. USPS online actually carries many more stamps then you see in the local store so check there first. They also have several options for customizing stamps with pictures and names. If you want even more customization options head to Zazzle. Here you can add almost any image to a postage stamp like a custom wedding logo.

Then there is the ultimate is gorgeous wedding postage with vintage stamps. Yes, these might take a little more time to find and money to buy but they are totally worth it. You can find vintage stamps on Etsy, Ebay, and at local stamp stores. Check out Verde Studio and Champion Stamp for a nice selection. Keep in mind that while the USPS will only recognize stamps at face value, you might pay a little more than that. Older stamps also come in much smaller denominations so you will need many more stamps per invitation. And here's a helpful tip....if you are having a calligrapher address your envelopes, make sure he or she knows you will need extra room for postage if you are using vintage postage.

photo via Style Me Pretty

photo via Style Me Pretty

photo via Style Me Pretty

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Remember to take a fully assembled wedding invitation to the post office to find out how much postage you will need before you begin your stamp search!

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