Thanks to Laura Hooper for this tip on using Vintage Stamps. Be sure to visit her blog, A Lucky Orchid Wedding!
1. Many vintage stamps are sold above face value, but you can also find vintage stamps at their face value. It is important that you decide if you want to purchase only face value stamps or if you are willing to spend a little extra to get the "perfect" stamps.
2. You definitely want to start searching for your stamps in advance. Often your wedding planner can help you with this, but if you are on your own, it could take a while to accumulate enough stamps - remember a lot of vintage stamps are smaller values and wedding invitations generally run from $0.61 to over $1 each to mail! That's a lot of stamps!
4. Make sure you designate some time to separate the stamps into sets of your necessary postage. As always, you should take one completed invitation to the post office and have it weighed to ensure that your invitations aren't returned to you. If your envelopes require $1.05 each (the current rate for oversized envelopes with invitations held together by ribbon, adding a slight bulge), you will need to come up with stamps equaling approximately that amount. This is of course easier with less invitations and would be quite time consuming with over 100 invitations.
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