(Closed) Don’t be stupid like me

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Why are they “non-mailable”?

Post # 5
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m so sorry.  If you cut off the stamp and use doublestick tape or glue, I think you should be able to reuse all of them.

Post # 6
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you take them back to the post office they may be able to credit you since u didn’t use them technically.  if not then cut and past them.

Post # 7
1 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

That is such a bummer! If nothing else, you can always save them and paste them for bills and stuff, if you don’t like how they look for your Save-The-Date Cards.

Post # 8
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

were the envelopes you purchased custom made to your size specifications or were they a standard size offered by the paper co. you chose?  because i find it hard to believe any place would sell envelopes that can’t be mailed!  if that’s the case then it’s not your fault for assuming that you’re fine to use an envelope that is provided by a company that should know what is mailable and what is not.  bummer dude, but i don’t think you’re too behind on your STD’s.  It’s getting kinda close but it would be a shame to waste them.  So just say F it and don’t let all your hard work go to waste 🙂

Post # 9
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Aren’t response cards and envelopes generally that same size?

Post # 10
1872 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Oh, they definitely sell envelopes too small to be mailed.

And before you go out and buy new stamps, first take your 5×5 square envelope to the post office with the reply-card in it and get them to calculate postage because a square envelope COSTS MORE TO MAIL than a standard size envelope. (I’m just using caps so you don’t skim and miss that!) THEN, cut your old envelopes up with the stamps on them and paste them to the new envelopes. As long as they haven’t been cancelled, they can still be used. You may have to add additional stamps if you don’t have the right amount for square.

And you are not too late for Save-The-Date Cards. STDs are a courtesy–they aren’t necessary, particularly if your wedding is local because they’re mainly to inform Out of Town guests early enough so they can get flights and hotel reservations. I’m in no way a model, but my date is a month before yours, mine is a domestic “destination wedding” (everyone will be from at least 1 hr. away; most will be flying), and I haven’t sent out Save-The-Date Cards yet (I’m going to! I’m going to! We’re just trying to finalize things with the venue!!). It’s okay.

Post # 11
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - Samuel Lynne Galleries and Marc Events

I think it’s o.k. that your Save-The-Date Cards haven’t gone out yet too… even though 6 months is ideal, if most of your guests are local, it’s not a big deal. No worries!

That’s a MAJOR bummer about the envelopes though…

Post # 12
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Another option might be to STEAM the stamps off (with a kettle or something) then glue them to the new envelopes with a glue stick! That way, you won’t have the paper border of the old envelope.



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