- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
Last Friday, we went to register for a gift list because my mum had a last-minute change of heart and decided we should have one, and the store is supposed to give us little insert cards to put in with our invitations. They don’t have them in-store, apparently, so they were going to post them to us. Fine. I was working on the assumption that they would send them out on Monday, but no sign yet, so this morning I called John Lewis to see what was happening. Apparently shipping them takes 5-7 days, so they could arrive today, but by Monday at the latest.
I was cool with that, because we get post today and Saturday, so there was a fair chance we’d get them before we went over to see my parents tomorrow, so we’d be able to hand-deliver a few and save money – the invites are otherwise ready to go.
However I then got a call back saying that actually no cards had even been posted to us, but she’d get some sent out which could take 5-7 working days.
I sat and mulled on this for a bit and got gradually more grumpy about it, and eventually called back and asked if there was anything they could do to get them here sooner, like could they ship them to the store and I could come and pick them up tomorrow?
They’re now sending them out to me first class, so they’ll get here by Monday at the latest (fingers crossed for tomorrow), which puts me in the same position I was in had they shipped them out by normal post on Monday, so I guess I can deal with that, and they were very helpful, but I’m a bit narked because we weren’t actually initially told they would take 5-7 days to arrive, so we’ve spent all week wondering where they were and prepping for them to have arrived by the weekend because we’re going over to my parents’ house, and that way we can hand-deliver a load and save on postage. We’re over again on Monday evening for a meeting and a food tasting, and I GUESS we could do a drive-round after that and deliver some if they don’t arrive before we leave on Saturday, but we won’t even be able to do that if they don’t arrive until Monday because we’re going straight from work to the meeting. UGH. And then we’re stuck, and we either have to wait two weeks before we’re over again, which is June, when I’d really wanted them sent out in May, or we have to pay for postage which I’d wanted to avoid because the price of stamps went up.
Another option I briefly considered was seeing if any of the stationers in town stocked blank registry cards that we could fill in and use, but I’m damned if I’m paying for something I’m supposed to be getting for free, and also that would mean I’d end up with a load of John Lewis registry cards knocking around that I couldn’t use for anything. So we’ve just got to wait. <br /><br />
Blaaah. I KNOW we left it last minute to register, but gosh darnit if they’d been as organised as they should have been, then my one slip-up in organisation wouldn’t have caused this much trouble. And I just want to send the invites because I’m stressing over them (DIY) and because I want my dining table back! They’ve been sat on it for the last four months.
ETA: sorry for the wall ‘o’ text – it looks like a HTML glitch, but every time I go into edit it adds all the spaces back in!
- This topic was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by chronicwhimsy.