…or multiple stamps, as the case may be!
Let the invitation games begin! No, we are not getting married until May. Yes, we just sent out our save-the-dates. Yes, the wheels have already started turning about our DIY invitations. I have a plethora of inspirational design ideas to share with you, but let’s start with a jumping off point: my first invitation-related purchase!
Let me start by briefly explaining my shopping habits. I love online shopping. I also love a good deal (almost as much as Mr. Dalmatian does). Thus, flash sale websites are right up my alley. In case you couldn’t guess, I also love weddings. So when I heard about DressRush.com, a site with daily deals for brides (and others too), I was all over it.
Now, let me briefly explain what I envision for our invitations, and pretty much every other detail of our wedding:
unique, romantic, antique, and beautiful. What could fit this description better than vintage stamps! In the name of full disclosure, this was definitely NOT an original idea of mine. But it IS a popular, much-blogged-about, Martha-approved idea that I fell for, and fell for hard. Let’s be honest, how could I not?
|Image via SedonaWeddingBlog.com|
|Image via Trulynoted.blogspot.com|
|Image via NaturallyNina.com|
This, luckily, is where DressRush.com comes into the story. I got an email that they were offering vintage stamps from The Paper Nickel Stamp Co. at a serious discount! They came in little bags with a set of stamps that added up to 44 cents. Don’t worry, I am aware that there is an increase in stamp price to 45 cents in January. This didn’t concern me too much, though. I figured that I could either 1) rearrange the stamps to come up with 45 cent sets and/or 2) add 1 cent stamps as needed (I think these ones offered by the post office are pretty cute and kind of vintage-y looking).
So into my cart they went. Not too much later, onto my doorstep they arrived. And like a good little blogger, I remembered to take pictures as I opened the box!
|Personal Photo – Can’t you just feel the anticipation?|
|Personal Photo – Aren’t they awesome?|
Did you use any special stamps? What served as a starting point for your invitations?