Post # 1
Thankfully, we are having a small wedding with only 17 households. So I awkwardly stamped them and arranged them on her station so ink could dry while others were checking out. I thought this was very odd ( and post office was not busy). Has anyone else ever had this experience? Or what was your experience with hand cancelling. I do have to say- I did a pretty good job making them neat and fanned them before re-piling for her so the ink wouldn’t smear.
Post # 3
@soinlove79: If I had to do that with our 75 invites I would have been pissed. If your post office actively lists this as a service they offer I would complain because it was that employees job, not yours.
Post # 4
Generally, the post office as a practice does not hand cancel anything anymore. Allowing brides to do it is their way of complying with their policy but still accomodating the bride who wants the service.
Post # 5
@soinlove79: stupid question but what is hand cancel?
Post # 6
@soinlove79: well, at least you can’t be pissed at the employees for not hand cancelling to your standards? I’d be mad if I had them hand cancel everything, and it looked like an awful mess.
It would’ve been nice if they helped you, or offered to help you though. That’s really weird. I’ve never heard of a post office having customers do that to their own mail they want to send.
Post # 7
@mrsalexander: I have no idea either…
Post # 8
And the post office wonders why they are losing money. What lousy customer service!
Post # 9
@Soon2BeMrsS: Hand canceling is using a hand stamp to mark each envelope, instead of letting them be run through the machine. If you invite is wrapped in something, or has jewels on it, it can mess up the machine or get stuck.
Just keeps your invites from getting damaged and keeps the envelope pretty. Its how they marked every envelope before machines
Post # 10
It seems like you should be thanking them. They went against policy but you still got your invitations hand cancelled.
Post # 11
Oh, I had no idea. So I guess people with larger guest counts will probably be out of luck!?! If I had any more then it would of been REALLY awkward.
Post # 12
Hmm… If you wanted them hand cancelled then I don’t blame them. From what I’ve heard, most places won’t even do that anymore
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
This is the norm now, if they even let you hand cancel. I agree with @julies1949. You should be thankful you had the option to hand cancel.
Post # 14
The thought of hand cancelling never crossed my mind lol. Straight to the mailbox with my STD’s and invites.
Post # 15
They did you a favor, the majority of places don’t let you hand cancel anymore.
Post # 16
Would they not fit in the machine?