Wedding Roses stamp goes on sale

On April 21, 2011, in Washington, DC, the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Wedding Roses stamp as part of its Weddings series. The stamp is meant for use on the RSVP envelope often enclosed with a wedding invitation and on announcements, thank-you notes, and other correspondence.

Wedding ceremonies are as varied and distinctive as the people who celebrate them. They range from large formal services held inside to small and informal outdoor gatherings—and everything in between. Yet no matter the size and style of the ceremony, one thing remains certain: Weddings are a celebration of the union of two people who have pledged to love and trust one another as they begin a new life together.

The Wedding Roses stamp features a photograph taken by Renée Comet of Washington, D.C. The photograph shows two white roses gently resting atop a piece of wedding correspondence. A white ribbon is visible in the background.