Do you remember when your fiance asked you to marry them?
It was a magical moment that changed your life forever. You realized that this was the person that you wanted to spend the rest of your life with.
You knew that no matter what they would always have your back.
What if we told you there’s a way you can share the joy, love, and defining aspects of your relationship with your wedding guests?
Wedding stamps are beautiful, artistic stationery used to customize your invitations, save the dates, napkins, tablecloths, and other wedding signage to help you and your fiance tell your love story.
Stamped With Love has helped thousands of couples actualize their dream wedding by creating wedding stationery stamps that make everyone who comes together to share in their love feel special.
We have compiled this ultimate checklist to help you elevate your big day to brilliant, well-coordinated heights. We will also teach you:
How to select a stationery theme that’s as unique as your relationship.
- How to use your love-inspired stamp designs to add a touch of personality and style to your big day.
- How to come up with creative stamping ideas that can serve you before and after your wedding.
Without further ado, let’s dive into the ultimate checklist for curating the perfect wedding stamp.
Step 1 - Choose the Right Image
The first step in designing a personalized stamp for your wedding is to choose the image you want on your stamp.
This image will serve as a visual representation of your love and commitment, and it will be featured on your return addresses and love notes.
You can choose from various options, such as your monogram, wedding date, or even a custom design that reflects your personality and style.
A popular choice for wedding stamps is using the couple's monogram, which typically consists of the bride's and groom's initials. This option provides a classic and elegant touch to your wedding stationery.
Stamped With Love combines a number of artistic features such as geometric borders, bold fonts, wreaths, and flowers to make your monograms as unique and stunning as possible.
A good example of a monogram is our Hexagon Wedding Stamp which has the initials and wedding date of a couple encapsulated inside two overlapping hexagons with pretty leaves lining them.
“Excellent product and fast turnaround time! Love my stamp, it came out perfectly and they were able to use my own design which was a plus. I used the stamp on some wooden snowflakes from Michael's for “Save the Dates” for my wedding and love how it came out.”
— Allie Ryan
This is one design among many that we can help you customize your monograms with into any shape, pattern, or embellished border you can think of.
To make your stamp truly unique, you can create a custom design that reflects your personality and style. This could include elements like symbols, quotes, or illustrations that have special meaning to you as a couple.
Stamped With Love understands that love knows no bounds. So, why place boundaries on your artistic rubber stamps? Anything you have in mind, whether it’s a specific image or design, we can help you bring to life.
You simply have to upload it to our website and we will email a digital rendition of your unique custom stamps to you in 24 to 48 hours.
For example, it would be creative to have a wedding stamp with an image of a tree with a love heart and the initials of you and your partner carved into it.
To help you brainstorm ideas for beautiful wedding stamp designs, sit down with your fiance and create a mood board with all your favorite things. You can also draw inspiration for your mood board from Pinterest and Etsy.
Step 2 - Choose the Right Font
Selecting the perfect font for your custom wedding stamp is crucial in achieving a cohesive and appealing design.
The fonts you use for your wedding stationery are important for giving subtle hints about your chosen wedding aesthetic.
Keep in mind the following considerations when selecting a font:
There are many cool fonts out there that might be tempting to use, but it’s important to choose a font that is easy to read, even when reduced to the size of a stamp.
Remember that the primary function of the text is to inform your guests of details about your wedding so that’s the first thing to consider when selecting a font.
Ask yourself, will my guests be able to read my invitation?
Ensure that the characters are clear and distinct. Avoid fonts with excessive ornamentation or overly intricate details that might make the text difficult to decipher.
Stamped With Love has a team of experts that are happy to help you choose fonts that are beautiful and legible based on your chosen stamp layout.
For a classy and elegant wedding, choose one of our serif fonts. Alternatively, if you’re angling toward a modern wedding we have a collection of sans-serif fonts that are perfect for your special day.
If you have a specific font in mind that holds sentimental value or reflects your personality as a couple, feel free to incorporate it into your custom stamp design.
Just be sure that it meets the legibility and style requirements mentioned above.
At Stamped With Love we believe that every stamp tells a story. It is our honor to help you share your story with your loved ones on how your fairytale ending came about.
We accomplish this by adding in the little details that matter to you such as that font that’s special to you because it’s from your favorite book.
If you decide to use more than one font, set a hard limit of no more than three fonts and carefully consider how they will work together.
While you may be tempted to incorporate multiple fonts into your design, remember that less is often more.
Using too many different fonts can make the design look cluttered and disjointed.
Stick to one to three fonts that work well together, maintaining consistency throughout your wedding stationery.
Or use the same font with different formats such as all caps, lower case, italics, and bolding. This ensures consistency and also helps you bold important information without ruining the aesthetic of the wedding stationery.
A combination of a script font for names or initials and a sans-serif font for the address or other details can create a harmonious balance between elegance and readability.
Step 3 - Select the Right Stamp Size
Choosing the appropriate stamp size is crucial for creating a balanced and aesthetically pleasing design for your wedding stationery or love notes.
The size of the stamp should not only complement the size of the stationery but also be in harmony with the overall design and layout.
For example, the stamp size that you use on a wedding invitation may not be appropriate for stamping something bigger such as a tablecloth.
Here are some factors to consider when selecting the right stamp size:
Measure the dimensions of the stationery or items you will be stamping. This will give you a better idea of the space that can be taken by the stamp design, ensuring it doesn't overpower the rest of the design elements or appear too small and insignificant.
Stamped With Love offers rectangular wood wedding stamps with standard dimensions of 2.5” x 1” and self-inking stamps are a bit smaller standing at 2.3” x 0.8”.
Our round wood wedding stamps have an impression area that is 1.97” in diameter while the self-inking ones are 1.68” in diameter.
The XL round Self-Inking stamps have a 2” diameter impression area while the rectangular XL stamps are 3” x 1.5”.
If your custom stamp design includes intricate details or elaborate typography, a larger stamp size may be necessary to maintain legibility and clarity.
Conversely, if your design is simple and minimalistic, a smaller stamp may be more suitable.
Because we use cutting-edge engraving technology to make our unique custom stamps, it doesn’t matter how complex your designs are. We will render them to perfection down to the last detail.
Consider the purpose of the stamp. If you're using it for a name and address stamp, it should be large enough to clearly display the address information, but not so large that it takes up too much space on the envelope.
For love notes, the stamp size should ideally complement the size of the note, ensuring a harmonious and cohesive appearance.
Stamped With Love can make your stamps into any custom size you want to ensure you can use them for various stationery before and after your wedding such as addressing invitations, save the dates, napkins, and tablecloths.
Test and Experiment
Before finalizing your stamp size, create mock-ups or test stamps to see how the design looks on your stationery or love notes. This will help you determine the most suitable size and make any necessary adjustments.
Stamped With Love provides digital art proof 24 to 48 hours after you place your order for your custom wedding stamp. We send them through emails and are happy to help you with any adjustments you want us to make. Nothing gets made until you give us the go ahead.
Step 4 - Decide on the Stamp Shape
Deciding on the stamp shape is an essential step in designing your custom wedding stamps.
The shape you choose can significantly impact the overall look and feel of your wedding stationery.
Consider the following when selecting a stamp shape:
Round stamps are a classic choice for wedding stationery, offering a timeless and elegant look.
They work well with monograms, simple designs, and calligraphy, creating a cohesive and visually appealing result, and are most suitable for wedding invitations that want an elegant and formal style.
Round stamps are also ideal for simple stamp designs such as logos, romantic symbols such as love hearts, or any custom image with narrow dimensions.
Rectangle stamps provide ample space for more creative stamp designs, allowing you to include both text and images.
This is why they are suitable for stamping larger stationery such as tablecloths, wedding favors, and wedding signage.
This shape is particularly fitting for return of address stamp ideas, as it can accommodate longer addresses and additional design elements.
For instance, if your stamp has a detailed design like The Kennedy Wedding Stamp opt for a rectangular stamp to ensure the details are properly visible.
The Kennedy Wedding Stamp is only available in a rectangular shape because it has elongated details that can not fit on a round stamp.
Stamped With Love makes both wood-mounted rectangular stamps and rectangular self-inking stamps in standard and XL sizes.
Step 5 - Consider the Ink Color
The color of the ink you choose plays a crucial role in the overall aesthetics of your custom wedding stamps for return addresses and love notes.
Stamped With Love offers handmade wood-mounted rubber stamps that you can use with different colored ink pads to switch up the colors for various stationery.
For example, you could use a violet ink pad to stamp your napkins and a black ink pad to stamp your invitations.
Carefully select the ink color, so that you can create a harmonious and eye-catching design that complements your wedding theme.
Match Your Wedding Colors
Choosing an ink color that aligns with your wedding colors creates a sense of cohesion and unity across your entire wedding stationery suite. This can help establish a strong visual identity for your special day and make your custom stamps feel like an integral part of your celebration.
Contrast for Impact
Opting for a contrasting color can make your custom stamps truly stand out, drawing attention to the intricate details of your design. This choice can add an element of surprise and delight to your wedding stationery, leaving a lasting impression on your guests.
Consider Ink Properties
Beyond color, it's essential to think about the properties of the ink you select. Some inks are more resistant to smudging and fading, while others offer a luxurious metallic sheen or matte finish.
Make sure you choose ink that not only looks great but also meets your practical needs based on the surface you plan to use it on.
Test and Compare
Before making a final decision, it's a good idea to test out a few different ink colors and types. This will allow you to see how they interact with your chosen stamping surface and other design elements, ensuring that you achieve the perfect look and feel for your custom wedding stamps.
If you're unsure about which ink color or type to choose, don't hesitate to contact us on our website for expert advice.
We have a team of experts that can provide valuable insights and recommendations based on their experience and understanding of current trends and styles.
Best Types of Ink for Custom Wedding Stamps
When considering the best type of ink to use with your custom wedding stamps, it’s important that you understand their properties and what makes them ideal for the surface you intend to stamp on.
Here are the top three inks that are perfect for wedding stamps:
Pigment ink has big particles that don’t bleed easily when immersed in water or exposed to humidity pigment making them water-resistant and more fade-resistant.
The pigments come from finely ground particles of colorant, which gives greater vibrancy and more accurate color reproduction than dyes.
They can be a great way to add color, texture, and vibrancy to your wedding invitation and save the dates.
Dye ink is another popular choice for custom wedding stamps.It typically offers a broader range of colors such as red, green, and indigo than pigment ink and dries quickly, making it a good choice for mass stamping projects. However, it may not be as durable as pigment ink.
Metallic ink lets you add some shine to your impression by creating the illusion of high-definition printing without the high-definition price.
They work because the opaque ink contains metallic particles that rise to the surface when the ink dries, giving that classic sparkle to the ink.
Ultimately, the best ink for your custom wedding stamp will depend on your specific project needs and personal preferences.
Be sure to consider the surface you'll be stamping on, the color options available, and any special effects, such as embossing powder, you may want to incorporate.
Stamped With Love has ink pads in the colors blue, green, purple, red, and black.
Elevating Your Wedding Stationery With Custom Wedding Stamps
Custom wedding stamps are an opportunity to make your unique, combined personality with your fiance shine on your wedding stationery.
Here are some ideas on the types of wedding stationery that can be customized using custom wedding stamps:
DIY wedding stamps add a decorative flair to your invitations. You could stamp the envelope flap, or even stamp the invitations themselves with your custom design.
By doing so, you can further personalize your wedding stationery, making it a memorable keepsake for your guests.
Stamped With Love provides a number of artistic rubber stamps perfect for invitations. They can include your initials, wedding date, or a meaningful symbol, embellished with botanical designs, geometric shapes, and custom shapes such as the couple’s silhouettes.
Save the Dates
When it comes to wedding planning, save the dates cards are an essential step to notify your guests of the upcoming event so they have ample time to get their affairs in order.By using a custom wedding stamp on your save the dates cards, you give the guests an idea of what the theme will be and set the tone for your wedding.
“Shipping was super fast which was awesome because I needed the stamp last minute. The stamp was beautiful and made our “Save the Date” invites complete. The couple behind this company has a beautiful story and I am so happy I was able to support their business.”
— Emily Watsica
Here is the beautiful story behind Stamped With Love:
A common and beautiful save the dates design among our to-be-wed customers is the Hashtag Wedding Stamp with the names of the couple, the wedding date, and a cute hashtag such as #fallingforyou on them.
They are an interesting and unique take on the save the dates card and are best for modern weddings.
Thank You Cards
It’s important to show appreciation to your guests for celebrating your love with you by sending them heartfelt thank you cards after the wedding.
With custom wedding stamps, you can effortlessly incorporate your wedding theme or motif into your thank you cards, maintaining a consistent aesthetic that your guests will appreciate.
When you order a handmade stamp from Stamped With Love, we design it in a way that can be used before and after your wedding.
You can use personalized stamps on your wedding favors as a delightful way to show your appreciation to guests for celebrating your special day with you.
Here are some creative wedding favor options and how you can use a personalized wedding stamp to provide a tangible memory for your wedding:
- Soaps: Bath and beauty soap bars are an ideal gift for wedding guests because everyone can enjoy them. Purchase soaps with a blank box and stamp the center of the box with your love-inspired stamp design.
- Succulents: This is a creative and eco-friendly gift sure to wow your guests. Plus, they’re just so adorable. Wrap the succulent pot with some twine and attach a stamped tag to it.
- Playing cards: These are creative party favors that your guests can utilize for future game nights. Order them with blank boxes and use a rectangular stamp to customize them.
Incorporating your custom wedding stamps into your wedding décor creates a unique and cohesive theme throughout your wedding, ensuring that every detail carries the essence of your love story.
Here are a some items you can use a customized wedding stamp on:
Tablecloths and Linens: Stamping your custom design onto tablecloths and linens can transform your tablescape into a work of art.
Choose a coordinating ink color to match your wedding palette, and carefully stamp the design at intervals to create a pattern.
We recommend using our XL rectangular wedding stamps on your tablecloths and linen so that the impressions are legible and detailed.
Banners and Signage: Whether you are designing a welcome sign or creating directional markers for guests, using a custom wedding stamp can create a consistent and attractive visual element.
Stamp onto heavy cardstock or fabric, and pair with calligraphy or other design elements for a truly stunning display.
You can also get creative and use our round personalized wedding stamps on coasters, napkins, and coffee sliders to add a level of sophistication to your day.
Centerpieces: Your custom stamp can even be used as a stencil to stamp impressions onto glass vases, candle holders, or wooden elements.
This creates a customized and memorable focal point for each table, reflecting your personal style and theme.
Because Stamped With Love creates stunning, handmade stamp designs that provide such vivid and intricate designs, the stationery on your wedding pictures will look immaculate and detailed and tie in brilliantly with the overarching theme.
The little role we play in making to-be-weds the stars of their show is why we do what we do.
Remember, the possibilities are endless when it comes to using custom wedding stamps. Get creative and have fun with it.
5 Benefits of Using Custom Wedding Stamps
Custom wedding stamps are a great way to add a personal touch to your special day. Here are some of the benefits of using personalized wedding stamps:
1 - Unique and Personalized Touch: Custom wedding stamps offer a unique and personalized touch to your wedding invitations, save the dates, thank you cards, and other wedding stationery and help you share your love story with your guests.
A custom stamp can feature your names, initials, or wedding date, making it a beautiful keepsake for you and your guests and anyone who walked your beautiful love journey with you.
Stamped With Love is a dream come true for couples because it lets them choose designs that are extremely detailed.
For example, if a couple wants to add their silhouettes on their personalized wedding stamps alongside their names and their wedding dates, we have cutting-edge engravers that will ensure a flawless vivid impression.
2 - Cost-Effective: Custom wedding stamps are more cost-effective compared to pre-made, mass-produced wedding invitations which can be expensive.
With custom wedding stamps, you can create beautiful wedding invitations that are unique and personalized to your style and theme, within a budget. One custom stamp can give you thousands upon thousands of impressions within a short amount of time.
If you order an artistic rubber stamp from Stamped With Love, you can combine a number of designs that you can use on other things in your wedding such as tablecloths, coffee sliders, coasters, or wedding favors.
The perfect example of an artistic rubber stamp is our wedding hashtag stamp that allows you to add a cute and fun hashtag such as #eatdrinkbemarried alongside you and your spouse’s names and the wedding date.
They can be further embellished with romantic symbols or floral designs.
3 - Easy to Use: Custom wedding stamps are easy to use and require no special skills or equipment. With one simple press, you can have a beautiful and consistent design on all your wedding stationery.
If you have an extensive guest list and you need to personalize a huge amount of invitations and save the dates, make it a fun, bonding activity with your soon-to-be spouse where you customize the cards while listening to your favorite album or brainstorming future baby names.
Because the stamping process doesn’t need a lot of concentration, it’s a great way to bond with your partner and get excited about the wedding.
Stamped With Love can help you further streamline the process if you buy our customized self-inking wedding stamps that will cut back even more time.
4 - Time-Saving: Custom wedding stamps can save you and your partner time and effort by eliminating the need to sign or write out each invitation, save the date, or thank you card by hand. The stamp can do the job for you in seconds.
Stamped With Love has creative signatures that are sure to hype people up about your upcoming event. You can choose from our love-inspired stamp designs including “Soon to be Mr and Mrs” or “The Future Mr and Mrs”.
Some people choose to forgo the soon-to-be and future aspects so that they can use it after their wedding as a return address stamp.
5 - Eco-Friendly: Custom wedding stamps are an eco-friendly choice as they do not require printing, which can be harmful to the environment. Custom wedding stamps can be used over and over again, reducing the waste typically associated with wedding stationery.
Custom wedding stamps offer a wide range of benefits to couples who want to add beautiful finishing touches to their wedding design.
Whether you are looking to save money, time, or the environment, custom wedding stamps are a great choice for any couple looking to make their wedding day truly special.
Seal Your Love Forever With Custom Wedding Stamps
Custom wedding stamps are a great way to add a special touch to your big day. With the right design and materials, you can make sure your guests feel extra special when they receive their save the date cards or invitations and when they get to your wedding.
Stamped With Love offers free shipping on all wedding stamps via first-class USPS. This ensures that your custom stamps are delivered in a timely manner so that you can start creating your dream wedding as soon as possible.
We are so confident in the quality of our products, that we also offer a lifetime warranty on every single one of our custom stamps.
What are you waiting for? Go to our website right now and place an order for your quality rubber stamp today and have it delivered straight to your doorstep in no time. Ensure your wedding is an absolute delight for everyone involved.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take for custom wedding stamps to be delivered?
The order takes an average time of 1 to 5 days to be completed depending on how close you live to our New England shop (Connecticut). All orders are shipped for free via USPS first-class mail.
Can I make changes to my custom wedding stamp design after ordering?
Yes, you can. You’ll receive digital art proof within 24 to 48 hours to make sure everything’s perfect. Nothing gets made until you give us the go-ahead.
Is there a minimum quantity required to order custom wedding stamps?
Yes, you can order a minimum of one custom wedding stamp.
Are there any additional fees for custom wedding stamps?
No. We pride ourselves on being transparent with all our fees and charges. What you see at checkout is what you pay for.
Plus, we assure you 100% secure payment when you order custom wedding stamps from us and we accept all major credit cards as well as Apple Pay, Shop Pay, and PayPal.