(Closed) Mailing the Invites….Hand Canceling

posted 10 years ago in Minneapolis-Saint Paul
Post # 3
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1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Here is a blog on my experience with Hand Cancelling:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/hand-cancelled-invites-in-the-oc

Now that they’ve been out for ahwile here is what I’ve learned — local invites made it no problem, but invites that had to be sent another post office first were sent through the machines at the other post office.  Oh well, at least I got the cool circle shaped cancelling on the stamps.

Post # 5
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33 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I was told (at the Downtown "Loop" post office) that hand canceling is not permitted, but that the St. Louis Park office might be bribed with donuts- I can’t believe it worked for you.. Did you just offer up the cookies right away? Or what? I’m trying to develop my game plan for getting my invites hand canceled next week.. Thanks!!

Post # 7
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I don’t think I’m going to have my invites hand cancelled, because they are pretty much all out of town and all of those go through the machines regardless. I did have my STD postcards hand cancelled though, because our website address was along the bottom and I was afraid that they would slap that bar code sticker on there if I didn’t. I chose a small, out-of-the-way post office (the one in Tolleson, for you Phoenix bees) early in the day when it was not busy. The lady was very nice, and remember, you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, so be super-nice! She gave me the stamps to affix to the cards and then set them aside to hand cancel herself later. I was skeptical that they would be done, but they all arrived the way I wanted them to!

And no chocolate chip cookies needed  

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