(Closed) Just went to the post office….and, what???

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That sounds silly to me.  I think the post office will tell people anything to get them to do things their way.  Every single one of our mailings had the return address on the back and we had no problems whatsoever.

Post # 4
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4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Hm, that’s strange! I’ve always put the return address on the back (for regular mail, and I did for my STDs too), and I’ve never had a problem at all!

Post # 5
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2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I used wraparound labels and had zero problems with my invites.  And I’ve sent out all our Thank You cards with our return address on the back with zero problems as well.  I wouldn’t worry about it.  🙂

Post # 6
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447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

When I brought my invites (with return address on the back) to the post office, the guy said I should’ve put them on the front, but I sent them anyway as is and it was fine.  No biggie, you can do it either way.

Post # 7
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ddubzz: Ditto! Sometimes I throw the address on the front, but I was under the impression it didn’t matter if the return address was on the front or back. I think this guy must have been mistaken.

Post # 8
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679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would be more concerned that the invite really does need more postage than $.44.  I just sent some legal papers in the mail (I think there were 5 total) and had to put more postage on. 

Post # 9
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2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@Vegas Pug: I was just thinking that.
I wonder if you might want to take it to another post office, just to double check?

And yeah, I think he’s off base with the return address.

Post # 10
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2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You said he used the stencil to see if the invite was the right size, but did he weigh it? If not, than nothing he told you is binding because only packages under 1.0 oz go for 44 cents.

And all my invites made it with my return address on the back.

Post # 11
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7175 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I’ve always put the return address on the back and never received it back to my house in error.  Is your return address very large or something?  or maybe in the middle of the back of the envelope?

My return address is on the back flap and I’m not going to worry about it one bit.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had never heard that about the back (and always write my RA on the back of the envelope!), but just got the same lecture YESTERDAY.  What’s up with that?  New USPS policy??

Post # 13
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2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d go back for a second opinion…he needed to weigh it. Usually just having baker’s twine would put it in the “rigid” category and would require extra postage because it can’t go thru the machine.

My return address was on the back – it was on the flap and they all went thru fine. That part about only having it on the front is a crock.

Post # 14
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2634 posts
Sugar bee

I mailed my out with the addresses on the back. I’ve sent and received many things with the return address written on the back flap and never had an issue.

I’m pretty sure that since the stamps are on the same side of the envelope that the address is, you’ll be fine.

Post # 15
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2390 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I didn’t have this problem and I put my return address on the back.  I say go for it!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I always put the return address on the back of everything I send, and I have never had this problem… How weird that he would tell you that!

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