Hey Brides!! Take it from me, this may be the most important advice ever given to you. OK, that’s a bit dramatic but this invitation business is to be taken very seriously. When you get ready to order your special wedding invitations stamps be sure to quadruple check yourself on weight and envelope size. We always go to at least two post offices and have a fully stuffed invitation weighed and measured for postage, at least 3 or 4 times. It is crucial to get the same postage amount from both post offices. The most frustrating thing in the world for me is going to the post office with 300 invitations to be mailed out and the exact same person who two weeks ago told me .84¢ is now telling me $1.08. So check yourself, then check yourself again before stamping all of your beautiful invitations!
Another big no-no is using multiple stamps…I mean these are your WEDDING INVITATIONS people. Take the time and order the exact postage needed. We love Zazzle and have never had any problems with our custom stamps. I guarantee these brides did not think to weigh their invitations and therefore had to use multiple .42¢ stamps.
Invitations are a major reflection of your style and what’s to come at your wedding so you always want them to look their best. Another step to keeping them looking their best is to be sure to hand cancel them while at the post office. I’m a crazy person when it comes to hand canceling and like to stamp in the exact same spot on each and every invitation. Always at the bottom left corner of the stamp, and I always make sure the hand canceling stamp is perfectly centered and not upside-down or anything sloppy.
And lastly, my favorite….Calligraphy! Calligraphy on your envelopes is by far the most beautiful way to address your invitations! Plus it’s so elegant! Love it!
So make sure, ladies, when you start your invitation preparation to cover all the bases! Wash your hands, have naked nails when dealing with your invitations so it doesn’t rub off, and make sure your hand canceling stamp is dry before you stack another envelope on top of it!