Wedding Stamps and Hand Cancellation
Even in this digital age, physical wedding invitations are still a must for most people. I personally don’t care, but I know a lot of people think e-mail invitations are tacky or not formal enough for such a big occasion. A lot of save-the-dates are now being sent via e-mail but as for the main invite, it’s still pretty much sent via snail mail. So if you are sending physical invitations for your wedding, a good idea would be to get wedding stamps.
First of all, I just want to say that unless you are sending thousands of invites, you’re not going to get a discount at USPS. Wedding stamps are not discounted stamps for sending in bulk or anything like that. They only serve a decorative purpose, since these stamps have either wedding flowers or a wedding cake design. But while you won’t be saving any money, you won’t be paying more money either. They cost the same as the regular forever stamp you buy at the post office, but it adds a nice little touch. The regular 46c stamps have white roses on them, and the 66c stamps (meant for heavier invitations or large envelopes) feature a wedding cake.
The Main Point
Wedding stamps don’t cost you any extra money, but they do help decorate wedding invitations that you probably spent hundreds of dollars on. As a final tip, you should ask the post office to hand cancel your wedding invitations when you go mail them. What this means is that they stamp your envelope manually one-by-one instead of putting it through a machine and letting the machine do the stamping. Hand cancellation does not cost any extra money, but it will help ensure that the machine doesn’t bend your invitations.
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