Rhinestone accents and the post office

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@DinaVoor1:  I think you just have to pay extra to have them hand cancelled so they don’t run through the machine. When I went to the post office they said it was $0.20 for each hand cancell but some don’t always charge. FYI there is also a fee for mailing anything too rigid although I am not sure what that is…. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

You can have them hand cancelled BUT they still get run through sorting machines. So hand cancelling doesn’t prevent that, it just makes it so you don’t get ugly ink marks all over the envelope. Sorry I don’t have any experience, I just wanted to let you know about that part.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@DinaVoor1:  You will probably have to pay extra because of the added thickness of the envelope.

 

I glued rhinestones on my semi-DIY invitations and got a few comments that they had fallen off in transit but I guess that makes sense, didn’t really think that thru!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@DinaVoor1:  P.S. BEAUTIFUL INVITATIONS! 😉

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I didn’t have anything like this but I had oddly shaped invitations that needed to be hand cancelled.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@DinaVoor1:  I just mailed out my invites.  They were standard size so I thought I was safe.  However, I had tied a belly band of twine around each one to hold a mini moo card and it made it slightly thicker so I had to pay extra postage.  They also insisted that they no longer hand cancel mail.

Luckily, my mother knows someone who works for the post office.  She said they aren’t supposed to do it anymore but that they “can” still do it.  She also said that, it doesn’t matter what you do, they see that thick envelope and calligraphy in a box of 100 identical ones and they are going to upcharge you because they know it is a wedding.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We sent my daughter’s invitations with rhinestone belly bands similar to yours and paid extra for hand canceling – we received a few back that had been chewed up in the sorting maching and was told by several people that received the invitations that the rhinestones fell off, some basically disintegrate so when they opened the envelope, loose rhinestones fell out.

Their invitations were, unique, beautiful and very expensive but looking back, so not worth the extra expense and hassle.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I don’t have an answer to your question, but I just wanted to say that your invitations are gorgeous!!!!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Squaw Valley

@DinaVoor1:  I have nothing helpful to offer to the actual subject (sorry!) but I love those invitations!  So pretty!  Where did you find them?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I heard as well that were no longer hand cancelling envelopes and were phasing it out in different areas. I originally had a bow on my invites and when I took it to the post office they said it would be $0.20 extra for the bump.

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