Post # 1
So after our invitations got to us 12 days late and we had to wait until this week to stuff and stamp our invitations, the lovely USPS messed up with the postage on our invitations. Before we even began putting all the invitations together, I put one together completely and brought it to USPS to find out the correct postage.
I was told that the postage was 86 cents and that two forever stamps would cover it. So FI and I got the nice wedding rose forever stamps and finished everything last night. Today he goes to the post office only to find out that apparently the envelope is too thick to go through the machine and now they have to be hand stamped and its an extra 14 cents per invitation. Since 14 cent stamps don’t exist, they wanted to give us a 20 cent stamp with a dark green background and a clock on it. Um, no thank you. So I just had to drop another $65 on wedding roses forever stamps and they cannot go out till tomorrow. Now my guests will have less than 1 month to RSVP through no fault of our own.
Dahhhhhhhhhhhhh, so angry!!!!!!!
Post # 3
exact same thing happened to us. I hate the USPS now after the whole invitation postage drama it is SO ridiculous the requirements they make and how freaking expensive it is! Highway robbery! But once you get them out you will feel SO much better and everything will be fine! you will still be chasing down RSVPs from people after the deadline anyway 😉
Post # 4
I had the same experience happen today. My FI took an assembled, non-addressed invitation to the post office by his job in LIC to be weighed. They told him 66 cents. So I order fancy custom stamps from zazzle that he liked with 66 cent value. I addressed and stamped all the invites this morning, then took them to a different post office in the city today to be re-weighed and hand stamped (Supposedly free here, we’ll see if they do it). The girl there goes, ‘these are still 66 cents in weight, but with the height/thickness, you need to add on 20 cents’. I now have a horrible George Washington stamp gracing my envelopes; if it were a heart, maybe I wouldn’t care so much. This is information that shouldn’t be overlooked by the post office clerks, in my opinion.
Post # 5
Same thing happened here. We brought it in twice and were told a price. When I arrived with the box of invites to finally be sent out it turned into my first real bridezilla moment.
Post # 6
@MissChristinaGinger: This happened to us too, I added two clocks because I couldn’t deal with the George Washington face!
Post # 7
@SoonToBeMrsD921: YUPP. we couldnt get straight answers from ANYONE. ours ended up with one beautiful ‘yes i do’ floral stamp and one george washington. -_-
Post # 8
you guys, don’t worry. NOBODY cares about the stamp. you open the invitation and RIP THE ENVELOPE APART AND THROW IN THE TRASH
seriously. don’t sweat the small stuff
Post # 9
@bebero: that is definitely what I learned afterward lol we ended up putting christmas stamps on 3 of them and now just laugh thinking about it! in the moment you’re pissed, but once its over you realize nobody gives a hoot!
Post # 10
I know it’s too late for you, but for the other brides – nobody notices the postage unless it crazy and custom (and even then, most people don’t). People barely even look at the front of the envelope. The flip it over and open it without even noticing.
We had our wedding at a modern art museum, so I freaked out when the modern art stamps came out – they were very big, and pretty amazing.
Know who commented on them? My mom. I asked a few people if they notices….they did not.
Don’t waste energy on things that don’t matter!!!
Post # 11
I was afraid of this happening too, so I went to the post office twice to weigh my envelopes – the first time I went I was told $1.22 and the second time $1.12. My invites were a crazy size (arghh) and heavy too. I was also told that I could hand stamp my invites for no additional charge – it’s always FREE to hand stamp!!
The second agent I went to was soooooo nice. I asked him is it going to be $1.12 when I bring them back all stamped because I don’t want a non-matching non-wedding stamp on the envelope….especially since it took days to send my envelopes through the printer. He laughed and said of course it will be. I asked him if I could come back and see him, and he told me he’d be there everyday except Wednesday. Two days later I brought in all my invites and he was soooo helpful! He helped me to hand stamp every invite and also re-seal the envelopes that were popping up. He congratulated me and wished me the best of luck at my wedding. Everyone should have a postman like this!!
The guests in my state received the invites the next morning, and the out of state guests in 2-3 days.
Post # 12
@SoonToBeMrsD921: Same thing happened to me but they let me hand cancel them myself so I wouldn’t have to pay the extra postage!
Post # 13
I tried so hard not to let it bother me, but when FI told me “Babe, even I think this looks horrible”, I knew it was bad lol. I know I can be very type A personality, perfectionist, and he hardly cares about anything. They will just have to go out tomorrow.
They tried to give me George Washington too! I was hoping for a flower or something..no such luck 🙁
Have a good weekend everyone!
Post # 14
I haven’t had any problems with the invitations (except it took my sister 2 weeks to get hers, one state over…wtf?) BUT USPS is really pissing me off for another reason… we moved a few months ago and they messed up our forwarding address, and so now I’m missing a package containing beautiful custom made clutches that I purchased from Etsy! Bye bye, $216!!! Since the package wasn’t insured I can’t file a claim and had to re-order. Major UGH.