You only have until June 9 to create custom USPS postage—the personalization service is being discontinued.

By Nashia Baker
May 21, 2020
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Your wedding's personal details are the ones that make your nuptials your own. But unfortunately for brides- and grooms-to-be, customizing one big-day detail will soon be nearly impossible: USPS is discontinuing their personalized postage program. Though USPS will always accept custom stamps, the mailing service will no longer allow you to design your own after June 9, according to the team at Minted Weddings. So, take advantage of this option while you still can—doing so is simple, thanks to this expert advice.

Luckily, you don't need to have all your big-day details planned to begin this process. "For those who have yet to determine their wedding colors, consider opting for a custom photo stamp. This is a great opportunity to get more use out of photos from an engagement or save-the-date session," the team shares. "Or maybe you even have a pet that you plan to play a part in your special day. For a personal touch, many couples include their initials or new monogram as a way to keep multiple design elements cohesive throughout their entire wedding look."

Future newlyweds looking to get creative with their stamp selection might want to take an artisanal approach. "The design can range from a hand-drawn motif, a destination-theme, a cute use of engagement photography, or creative use of typography," add the experts. "Regardless of what type of design you decide on, a good rule of thumb is to be consistent with the same colors and fonts."

Whether you are in the thick of planning or just beginning the process, this is a simple task you can tackle from the comfort and safety of your home. Plus, your postage will certainly come in handy. "Keep personalized stamps in mind for all of your wedding-related snail mail, including save-the-dates, invitations, and reply cards," the experts note. "Don't forget about the many thank-you cards you'll be sending to friends and family before and after the wedding. Think bridal shower guests, bachelor and bachelorette attendees, and specialty vendors such as the wedding planner, officiant, gown boutique, hair stylist, and florist team."

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