(Closed) Postage Crisis

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which option would you choose?
    Have a collage of 6 stamps : (5 votes)
    14 %
    Overpay 3 cents/envelope and have 2 stamps : (31 votes)
    86 %
    Remove existing stamp and buy another one with accurate postage : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    3521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I would overpay and do 2 stamps. Good luck–this is a tough situation!

    Post # 4
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    While I’m sure your envelopes look beautiful, that’s a detail that only you and other brides will probably notice. I would just do #1 and put the stamps you don’t love on there. It will save you money, and really people will just throw away the envelope anyway.

    Post # 5
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    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’d overpay and do two stamps.  Even if you are inviting 200 people, it’s only $4 more and keeps it looking reasonable.  It lets you keep the stamp you like.  I’ve also never been successful in removing stamps well (not to mention, when else will you need to use 1.03 stamps?).

    Post # 6
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    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Do which ever choice makes you feel better (I’d over pay and do the .25 cent stamps personally) but like other posters said, no one will notice the stamps except other brides and you. Don’t let it get you too down about it

    Post # 7
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    4583 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would overpay a few cents and use two stamps. Not the end of the world! (though I understand your stress over the issue!)

    Post # 8
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I did overpay the 2 cents. We did a test run and realized that the RSVP’s wouldn’t be returned so we bought the 25cent stamp and added them to all of the RSVP’s.

     

    Post # 9
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    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would honestly just do the collection of stamps. Its not like anyone keeps the envelopes anyways and they will probably only look at it the one time which is when they open it.

    I am in the same boat as you with the Canadian Postal Strike though. I will probably just end up hand delivering the ones that I can and the others I will mail and hope that they get them. Its nice that my mom works for the post office so I can get in on whats going on. Goodluck with all your invite mailing! Smile

    Post # 10
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    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would over pay and just have two stamps. It would look the nicest and a few cents isnt a huge deal.

    Post # 11
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would over pay, its only 3 cents extra, even if you have 200 invites that would total 600 cents  which is 6 dollars.

    Post # 12
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    37 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I am just about to send mine out as well.  I am from Ontario and I have decided to only mail the onces who are more then 1 hour drive away.  If they go on a full strike our invites could be stuck in limbo for days, weeks…. or even months! I can not risk this, so I am going to hand deliver 90% and fed-ex or UPS the rest.  I work right across from the main post office in our town and they said that it is likely they will have a full strike any time now!! Be carefull!!

     

    Back to your questions I would spend the extra $$ to only have 2 stamps. 

    Post # 14
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    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Right now due to mail volueme its expected that they work Monday, Wednesday and Fridays..or atleast thats what’s up in the air as of now. I will keep you ladies posted since my mom is a carrier for Canada Post.

    Post # 15
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    7175 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I’d get another opinion and/or do a test mailing to yourself as is.

    I had to talk to THREE postal workers – the first gave me wrong advice and told me I’d need to pay more (for my pocketfolds w/ a wax seal on the inside).  They said it was too rigid and wouldn’t fit.  The second one wasn’t sure and the third one said I’d be fine.  

    I really stressed about it and then just ended up going with the ‘it would be fine’ option and test mailed 4 to our parents and friends.  They all got there fine with the lesser postage.

    Here it’s a .25″ width rule – how wide are yours?

    Edit to add:  IF you end up needing extra postage, I’d go with the .25 cent stamp – 2 stamps are better than 6, IMO.

     

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I voted overpay just because it would take a lot longer to add all the extra stamps, & make sure you put the right combo on each envelope. I mean, if it was only a $4 difference, that’s worth it to me. However, if you don’t mind the extra work, I wouldn’t care if I got an envelope with 6 stamps, the outer envelope usually gets thrown away anyways.

    I would go back to the post office & try to send just 1 or 2 as they are, if the clerk you go to the next time is someone else, ask them if you have enough postage as it is. I tried mailing a letter with a button inside & the strict clerk said that it wouldn’t fit so I paid more postage. About a week later, I sent the same thing, went to the other clerk & they put it through a board as a test (same measurements as the mailing machines) & he said it was just fine as is & there was no problem shipping it.

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