Post office is refusing to hand cancel invites!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

the post offices in my area don’t hand-cancel either. it depends on your region, but a lot of them don’t offer it as a service any more.

Post # 3
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

whitemochi622:  Try another office and ask if they will let you hand cancel them.  Also, try to go when the office is the least busy so they are more willing to help you.  Even with hand canceling a lot of the mail still goes through the machines so the twine will probably still be an issue.

Post # 4
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

whitemochi622:  I’ve heard that that some places don’t hand cancel, but if I were you I’d probably just buy some cheap, outer envelopes.  Unfortunately the mail system just isn’t that gentle on invites, especially if you’ve got little extras on the outside (i.e. twine, wax stamps, etc).

Post # 6
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i would find a way to work out without the hand cancelling.

i asked at my post office just for curiousity when i was sending mine.  they said they could hand cancel it at that moment but it would go through 2 or 3 more machines to get sorted before final delivery.  and no one will pay attention after they go in the back.

mine were regular 5×7 envelopes with nothing fancy so i didn’t have a problem with them going through the machine.

Post # 8
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i had to build up a relationship with the people at my post office LOL. they had canceled our shower invitations because they liked me and my mom so much, and they are doing our wedding invitations today!! haha we did have to pay 91 cents per invitation because we had twine tied around them and they are heavy, but i was fine with it since we only have 60 invitations and the twine was worth it for me. 🙂


i’m glad you found someone that will do it for you! it totally depends on the worker IMO.

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