(Closed) Hand cancelled? Or not?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

If your invitations would in any way be too bulky for the automated cancellation machines, then you should have them hand cancelled. If you want to be sure that an invite doesn’t get lost/destroyed in the mail, it’s the better option. If it’s a flat envelope without bulky items inside of on top, then automatic should be fine.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@blessings:  If they are bulky or have any sort of 3-d element or some kind of delicate feature. 

I sent out invites to a shower a few weeks ago that had a small button hot glued on the front. I tried to get them hand canceled but no one would do it 🙁 When the guest of honor got hers, there was a small, perfectly circular hole in the envelope and no sign of a button! I think she’s the only one this happened to, but apparently the machine ripped off the button completely! It wasn’t even in the envelope. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@blessings:  I think that would be fine in the automated machine. Lays pretty flat when all put together right?

Post # 8
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447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

When I mailed my invitations, the post office told me that they no longer did hand cancelling in our area, and that everything had to go through the machine.

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