One of my favorite parts of creating wedding invitations for my clients is getting to design the envelope! The envelope is the first impression people get when receiving your paper goods in the mail. Everything from the stamps, addressing, envelope closure or color can make all the difference and help you to create a letter that has that wow factor! I’m going to share some of the postage stamp options that are out there. I’m reviewing them in order of my preference but it’s up to you to decide what works best with your vision as well as budget!
Vintage Postage Stamps – $$$
My favorite place to shop for vintage stamps is an Etsy store called TreasureFox. What I love about TreasureFox is how the stamps are curated for you by theme. All you have to do is decide if ocean, dessert, or holiday stamps are what you’re looking for! TreasureFox makes it easy by pairing stamps together in the amount it costs to send one letter. They let you know how many letters you can send with each set. Nice and easy!
Using vintage stamps are the pricier of postage options — costing anywhere from $1.25 to $1.80 per envelope — but would definitely make your mail stand out from the others!
USPS Stamps – $
Forever 47-cent stamps
For standard A7 and 4 bar envelopes, 5×7″ invitations, 3.5×5″ RSVP cards
I love to keep an eye on the latest released stamps at the online Postal Store @ USPS.com. My favorites are any of the floral or greenery sets! From nature to holiday themes, find a stamp that best matches the theme and look for your invitations.
Under 47-cent stamps
For sending any type of postcards —save the dates, RSVP cards, etc. — you can save a few bucks on postage since mailing these are less than the typical envelope. There is, however, less selection postcard postage stamps but if you want to save a few bucks, this is the way to go.
(photo from zazzle.com)
Custom Design Stamps – $$
Can’t seem to find the perfect stamp for your invites or cards? Design your own with Zazzle! Zazzle allows you to customize designs and even upload your own design! They come in sheets of 20 and start at around $1.00 per First Class 1 oz. stamp. My one dislike about using Zazzle is that it includes a somewhat unsightly barcode and Zazzle URL on the postage stamp. If you can get past these two things, these are for you!