An Post Wedding Stamp 2013

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I don’t know about you, but personally I get really excited when I get a wedding invitation in the post, and I love when the couple goes to the effort of putting a wedding stamp on the envelope.

Released just yesterday on Valentine’s Day, here’s the 2013 wedding stamp.

An Post Wedding Stamp 2013

We were really surprised at traditional feel to this year’s stamp. What do you think?


The stamp and was designed by Steve Simpson, based on a photograph by Harry Weir and shows a couple lighting their wedding candle during their nuptials. The stamp is sold as a self -adhesive pair, or self-adhesive booklet of 10 x ‘N’ rate (55c) stamps. Unfortunately, it’s only available as a 55c stamp, so if you’re sending invitations abroad, you’d have to include 2 wedding stamps, or 1 wedding stamp and some alternative standard stamps to make up the amount.

You can buy the wedding stamp at most large post offices, but they may not hold that many in stock, so we’d suggest to order them in advance so they can get them in for you.

Alternatively, you can order them directly from the An Post Website www.irishstamps.ie.

If you prefer last year’s stamp (the couple beside the vintage car), we’d suggest you contact An Post straight away to check if they still have some in stock.

 

Here’s a selection of stamps from An Post’s  previous wedding stamp collection.

Irish Wedding Stamp 2013

Unfortunately, An Post don’t allow personalised wedding stamps, so you have a very limited choice when it comes to stamps for your wedding stationery – either a pretty normal stamp, or An Post’s latest edition in its wedding stamp series.

Which is your favourite?

 

10 thoughts on “An Post Wedding Stamp 2013”

  1. Aoife Brent says:

    Oh gosh, I think it’s really outdated. I loved the black and while one of the bride and groom walking with their backs to the camera, but I’m pretty sure they don’t have any of them left as they’re from 2 years ago.

    If I can, I’ll be getting the ones from last year, so better add that to my list.

  2. Barbs says:

    no no no – will definitely be getting the older ones. Have to agree with Aoife.

  3. Sarah says:

    honestly i think its terrible! I dont know why An Post think a couple getting married would want the image of another bride and groom on their wedding invitation – the older ones that are more symbolic are lovely – the rings, hands, hug or lovebirds… will NOT be putting this on my invitations – would rather use the wildflowers collection…

  4. MrsL says:

    Are the stamps not going up to 60c next month?

  5. Claire says:

    Hi MrsL – yes, the price of the nationwide stamp is going from 55c to 60c from 2nd April.

  6. Leah Byrne says:

    We bought 55c wedding stamps for our invitations in January and now they require 60c stamps….An post wont exchange them even with us paying the balance….so annoyed 🙁

  7. Claire says:

    Hi Leah,
    I was in contact with An Post’s press officer, and this is the response I got back:
    “For customers who bought Wedding Stamps showing 55c, we will swap intact booklets for the new ones, subject to the additional 5Oc per booklet being paid.”

    The full response can be seen on our forums: http://www.mrs2be.ie/wedding-forum/wedding-discussion/2013-stamps-and-possible-price-increase-t19562-20.html

    I hope that helps. If you’re still having problems, get back in touch with me, and I’ll pass you on her name and contact details, and hopefully she can help resolve the matter for you.

  8. Carol O'Donnell says:

    Hi I am looking for some wedding stamps for the invites to be posted to england, can you such ones.?

    Thanks

  9. Aoife says:

    Hi Carol,

    Sending a standard invite to the UK would usually cost 90c, providing it is the correct weight. As you can’t get 90c wedding stamps your best bet would be to put two ‘N’ value (55c) wedding stamps on the invite, if you don’t mind sucking up the extra cost. I’d strongly advise you to check your invite weight at the Post Office before you buy your stamps though, just in case it costs more.

    Aoife

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