- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
SO I mailed my save the dates this afternoon and I must say I am a little frustrated.
Let me start with the fact that I have save the date magnets. To make them have a more cute presentation, I wrapped each one in tissue paper and tied baker’s twine around them going vertically and then horizontally into a little bow. Then I put them in envelopes from Paper Source. So I put them all together and took one to the post office yesterday to ask how much postage we’d need and the clerk said 49 cents (one forever stamp). So we buy the white rose stamps and put one on each envelope. Only after I had them all ready to mail did I learn that USPS apparently charges extra for things that cause bumps in the envelope i.e. my twine. SO I take them to the post office today and sure enough they said I will need an extra 21 cents on each one. Annoying because the first lady told me the wrong information. So I paid for a second forever stamp on each one and gave them to the clerk for mailing. She stated that because I paid extra they wouldn’t go through the machine and would be hand sorted. She also told me they no longer hand cancel letters.
My questions are 1)How true is it that is you pay the extra fee, they won’t be machine sorted but hand sorted instead? 2) Is it true USPS doesn’t hand cancel anymore? and 3) I stuffed my envelopes with the magnetic side facing the front of the envelope. Will there be any sort of issue with that?
I’m only asking because now I don’t really trust them given I was told two different things. I thought I was covering my bases by taking one to the Post Office first. Has anyone else mailed save the date magnets? What was your experience with them? Any issues?
Thanks for any insight!