Hey ladies! any suggestions on how many stamps to purchase? there is currently a really cute forever stamp with a boutonniere on it that I’m in love with! i know my number to order for save the dates… But was unsure if I should wait it out until I order the invitations to weigh them before I buy stamps, not knowing if I’ll need more than one on each. thanks!!!
Those have been around for a while I don't think they are going anywhere. I started to buy stamps as I had the extra cash. I would just start buying them because you will need them for thank you cards too so its not like you will have too many. But I would for sure weigh them before you stamp them.
I don't think that design is going anywhere anytime soon, but forever stamps area always good, so getting more probably isn't a big deal. Since you'll likely be sending thank you cards too, it seems fairly safe to get three times the number of STDs you plan to send - you'd have one stamp for each card probably with some leftovers, but if your invites are really heavy and you don't want to supplement with a different less expensive stamp, you'd still have enough for STDs and invites.
I would just make sure that your invitations are not going to be super heavy. They have a special wedding 2 ounce stamp that is used for bulkier/heavier invitations at the post office. I ended up taking a sample invitation to the post office to weigh it before I purchased the stamps.
How much postage your invitations are going to need can vary widely. It depends on what is important to you. Daughter wanted invitations that coordinated with her colors/theme and conveyed the semi-formal nature of her wedding, beyond that she was pretty flexible. Within those guidelines, it was really easy to select invitations on heavier card stock (including the wedding invite [5x7], a details card with the online RSVP info [2.5 x 3], and for about half the guests a separate invitation to the rehearsal/welcome dinner [3x5]) that only needed one Forever stamp. But, if you're going to want pockets, belly bands, wax seals, hard copy RSVP cards & envelopes, and/or an oversized or square invitation, all of that is likely to drive up the weight and your mailing costs and you won't know that until you have a sample ready to be weighed. (If you want them to require no more than one stamp, you can make choices that give you that result.)
My invitations were heavy and required a 70 cent stamp. There's a matching 70 cent stamp for the forever stamp that you're referring to. I think you should wait until you know how much your invitations weigh or just buy the 70 cent stamps now.
Be cautious of the thickness as well. If it’s too thick, it’d be considered a parcel so they’d charge you parcel rate which is $3.66+ . Reason being it may get stuck in a letter machine and damage your inventions and/or the machine. *postal employee here lol*
Definitely wait about the invites if you are doing anything that could potentially be heavy for them. Plus it helps budget if you buy the stamps all separately rather than one bulk cost. I bought stamps 3 separate times so far (STDs, invites, bridal shower thank yous). I will wait for my last time of buying stamps for wedding thank yous.
We bought 300 forever stamps and ended up using most of them. We used them for save the dates, invitations, and thank you notes. I wrote a lot of thank notes. We had a few family members send cards/gifts right after we got engaged, people brought gifts to our engagement party, bachelorette party, bridal shower, and wedding cards/gifts.
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