People love getting personal mail. You can make your wedding invitation stand out through creative use of wedding stamps.
Ponder this: the average person receives 121 business emails per day, compared to but one-and-a-half pieces of actual printed mail.
In other words, you’ll receive more email today than you’ll receive in your physical mailbox over the next two to three months.
That’s why mail is special. In the course of the year, people love receiving personal letters, thank-you notes, and invitations more than practically anything else (with the possible exception of checks!).
The wedding invitation industry has done a fabulous job at developing creative invitation options for modern couples. Even more, thanks to the the U.S. Postal Service, you can make your invitation stand out as the most irresistible piece of mail of the year with a properly themed wedding stamp.
Before we look at some awesome stamps, let’s remember some quick guidelines. Your invitation must meet some basic requirements if you want to use a Forever stamp:
- 1 ounce maximum weight.
- 6 1/8 by 11 1/2” maximum size.
- 1/4” maximum thickness.
Keep in mind, too, that square envelopes will cost you an extra 15¢ per letter in addition to the postage required for the weight and dimensions of your envelope.
Before purchasing postage, be sure to take a sample invitation to your local post office and have them confirm exact postage rates.
Here’s where it gets fun. If you’ve established a theme for your wedding, look for a stamp that plays off your theme. You can find currently available designs online, so you don’t even have to go to the Post Office and stand in line! Many designs are seasonal and may not be available for long, so plan accordingly.
Are you going to have a lovely outdoor garden ceremony? Pick a garden stamp!
How about a country club with a golf course in the background? Perhaps an Arnold Palmer stamp is the ticket!
Are you getting married in a majestic Catholic cathedral? Perhaps “Madonna and Child” by Bachiacca fits your theme.
Take some time and explore the creative designs commissioned by the U.S. Post Service to make your printed wedding invitation so much better than email.
Want to make your invitation even better? Use multiple wedding stamps! A website called Etsy offers custom styling sets with an unbelievable assortment of cool designs, both vintage and contemporary:
Seriously: when your invitation shows up in the mail looking like this, it’ll be opened before you can say, “I do”
And after you say, “I do,” you’ll be ready to party. That’s where we come in. DJ Brian Anderson knows how to pack a dance floor. Check us out. See if we’re available. Better yet, give us a call, because we love questions: 256-638-3535. When you get to know us, you’ll quickly give us your stamp of approval!