I have let my fiance make the stamp decisions. He chose the purple heart stamps for the reply cards...he said they had a heart (ergo appropriate for a wedding) and supported our arms services. I have no idea what he will choose for the actual invitations. I realized though that choosing the stamps is making him happy, and i have little preference anyway!
The postal service now offers a "wedding package" of stamps to help with this very issue. They are simple stamps adorned with a pink bouquet and come in $0.37 for the response envelopes and $0.60 for the invitations. Simple, easy, and they can be ordered online and delivered to your home. Most convenient. Worked for me.
After having my mother ask me about stamps the other day and now reading your post, I decided to check out the USPS website. There is a link for upcoming stamps - 6/23/04 they are releasing a Disney Friends stamp...I am thinking of using this, our invitees are friends, and I have a 6 year old son so it would be a cute way to tie him in. I am sure that idea will get vetoed by my mother, but I thought it would be cute :)
I chose the new "Wildflower" designs, mostly because they were wedding-ish, and because I'm sick of the LOVE block letters, and the candy hearts seemed too holiday-ish for July.
Your choices are great, though good luck finding them at any post office...you're better ordering them online.
We used the 37 cent 'Year of the Monkey' stamp for our response cards because they look very cool, monkeys happen to be good luck, and my nickname is 'H-Monkey' so they were quite appropriate.
Our invitations cost 60 cents to mail and we hated the 60 cent stamps available as domestic postage so we went with a 60 cent international stamp. We chose one that was a photograph of Acadia National Park.
I had a blast choosing stamps but I feel quite sure that nobody who got an invitation even noticed them.
The US post office offers a 70 cent stamp of a Prairie. They are really nice and I used them for my wedding invites.
we ended up up with blue egret stamps due to poor planning - i thought they were kind of funny though!
We had a big "stamp discussion" over five years ago when we sent out a piddling 40 invites to the immediate family. To this day, choosing stamps has always been a bit of a touchy subject. HE always wants flags....icky boring!!! Funny, I can't even remember now what we used and it was such a BIG DEAL.