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My save the dates and my invitations...

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LL Here is the stamp that I ordered from Zazzle.com for my invitations.  I think they cute and go with my purple and red theme. 
They are cute...lol at catching errors after the fact.

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Cost wise...my stamps weren't the cheapest due to the postage amount i needed. My save the dates were $.66 and my invites were $.86. I didn't pick the most expensive options. When i get home ill post my costs.

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Cost wise...my stamps weren't the cheapest due to the postage amount i needed. My save the dates were $.66 and my invites were $.86. I didn't pick the most expensive options. When i get home ill post my costs.

So do they just charge a flat rate for the stamp, or do they also charge you for the personalization as well? What error did you catch?

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There is a base rate depending on the stamp that you choose that usually equates to base rate per sheet.  Then you figure in which postage you need ($.46, $.66, etc.) then choose which size stamp (small, medium, or large).  I also used retailmenot.com to look-up discounts so I was able to find a 20% code.  In all honesty, this postage business was more expensive that I had realized.  I didn't give postage much thought, and I assumed that the post office had better options for stamps.  The only stamp that I purchased from the US Postal service was for my reply card envelopes.  The magnet save the date also included a paper insert letter and legal size envelope so that affected my cost too.

 

The save the date red and purple stamp was $27.15 for each sheet of 20 $.66 stamps.

 

The invitation red orchid stamp was $33.15 for each sheet of 20 $.86 stamps.  For the int'l stamps, it was $48.35 per sheet of 20 $1.32 stamps. My invitation stamp would have been $.66, but the ribbon caused the envelope to bulge so the post office made me go up in the type of stamp that I needed.

 

All in all, I love my save the dates and invites, but I wasn't expecting it to cost as much as it did once I figured in the postage.  Plan a head in regards to postage and that will save you a bit.

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There is a base rate depending on the stamp that you choose that usually equates to base rate per sheet.  Then you figure in which postage you need ($.46, $.66, etc.) then choose which size stamp (small, medium, or large).  I also used retailmenot.com to look-up discounts so I was able to find a 20% code.  In all honesty, this postage business was more expensive that I had realized.  I didn't give postage much thought, and I assumed that the post office had better options for stamps.  The only stamp that I purchased from the US Postal service was for my reply card envelopes.  The magnet save the date also included a paper insert letter and legal size envelope so that affected my cost too.

 

The save the date red and purple stamp was $27.15 for each sheet of 20 $.66 stamps.

 

The invitation red orchid stamp was $33.15 for each sheet of 20 $.86 stamps.  For the int'l stamps, it was $48.35 per sheet of 20 $1.32 stamps. My invitation stamp would have been $.66, but the ribbon caused the envelope to bulge so the post office made me go up in the type of stamp that I needed.

 

All in all, I love my save the dates and invites, but I wasn't expecting it to cost as much as it did once I figured in the postage.  Plan a head in regards to postage and that will save you a bit.

Thanks for the heads up! Makes me definitely not want to send RSVP cards!

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You're welcome. Yea, between having a huge family where so many are not necessarily computer literate or savvy and with them also being located everywhere between Canada, the US, England, and Jamaica...these save the dates and invites have actually been a difficult task that turned out to be a bit pricey!

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Postage is one thing i didn't properly factor into my plans!

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I love the stamps! I was going to make some but Canada post has some Superman ones out right now that I loveso I went with those  and saved some money as I am sure my guest wouldn't even really look at them for more then a few seconds

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