Monday, March 10, 2008

Return Address Distress (Not Really)

So, the first line of our address is 24 characters long. I am tired of trying to fit on envelopes, so I ordered this embosser from Expressionary.com:

after seeing this post on With This Ring. It wasn't the best design that they had, but I wanted a nameless one so that I could use it now and after the wedding without blatantly advertising that we're living in The Sin. ("Just in case" there's someone that my parents haven't told.) And the circle works with our invites too! :)

Since I've spent this money, I was thinking about using this to print the return address on the save the dates and invites as it will save me $60 in print costs, which would MORE than pay for this. Well, after waiting a MONTH to receive it, I've found that it's totally useless. The embossing plate is plastic so it BARELY imprints. I tried it on the Save the Date envelopes...which are plain 'ole Paper Source envelopes, nothing too thick...and you can't even read it. So now I am out $40+ bucks for nothing and still have to pay for printing. They better let me return it.

My favorite part of me ordering this embosser is that I was floored when my friend trix ordered one from Paper Source back in 2005. I remember her telling me that frugality goes out the door when planning a wedding and I was all, "Not for this broke-ass trix." And now look... Maybe I am being punished for wasting money on unnecessary things like embossers.

Sorry for all of my lame posts in the last week. Between work and home, I have been too busy to scan and write things in advance. I need to get back on the stick.

9 comments:

TRS said...

Oh... what a great idea. I'm sorry it didn't work out.

Boo hiss.

I'd like to order one myself... and I too would have address only as I don't intend to live in this condo too long...
I would leave the embosser behind for the next buyer. Wouldn't that be nice of me? I'd even tie a ribbon around it as a 'housewarming' gift.

Tara said...

oh boo! what a bummer.

i had been debating about one of these as it would be so helpful but we might be moving...

theselittlemoments said...

I really, really want one but can't decide what to put in the middle!

Haselwand said...

Darn. I was hoping an embosser would be an easier answer than Gocco our address on fifty million envelopes. Thanks for sharing your experience for those of us not as far along!

Haselwand said...

Darn. I was hoping an embosser would be an easier answer than Gocco our address on fifty million envelopes. Thanks for sharing your experience for those of us not as far along!

Haselwand said...

Ahh! Sorry for the seventeen comments. Still trying to figure out how to get the Typekey thing to work!

tina said...

I would just be sure to verify that there is a metal plate. I hope that this company doesn't bust me for libel.

Darci said...

That sucks! I was seriously considering an embosser for thank you cards and invitations (which makes me a lunatic, b/c I already have the stamp). Sorry it didn't work out.

Sarah said...

love stumbling upon my own self on your blog! my embosser has a metal plate, it is from papyrus... totally works on even the thickest lined envelopes. great for thank yous and even bills when the wedding is over! although now i'm kind of over it and want a cute trendy stamp... p.s. you can get a new plate for only like $15 if you move/change names