- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Twice in eight months, I have had a problem with the postal service delivering a package. On both occasions I was expecting something, tracked it online, and ONLY through tracking online did I learn that an attempted delivery had been made (ie there was no “we tried to deliver your package” notice waiting for me). [On one of those days I was actually home all day, but that’s another story.] Also on both occasions, only ONE attempted delivery was made, after which the package just sat at the post office. If I hadn’t been tracking these packages, and knew to go to the PO to get them, they would have been sent back to the shipper after 15 days. (To make matters worse, when I went to the post office most recently to get an Amazon order without my packing slip and after giving my spiel, the clerk asked if I had just called. I said no; she said ‘oh, someone else had the exact same problem.’ Awesome.)
So…..I’m concerned about how to handle gifts that will be ordered from our registries. We’re having a destination wedding, so I expect that anyone who would like to give us a gift will do so from the registry, and will have it shipped. There seems to be a very real chance that at least one or two of these packages will sit in PO limbo for 15 days before making their way back to the store.
Can you think of any way to preempt this? Is there a way to tactfully warn guests who may find their packages have been returned to sender? I can’t think of any…