Post # 1
My awesome maid of honor sent out all of my very cute bridal shower invitations a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, she mistakenly turned the envelope labels in the opposite direction (I haven’t seen it yet, I have no idea what she means but I do know the envelope was smaller than a regular sized envelope).
She had told me that she was sending me one so I could see it. I realized today that I hadn’t gotten it. I called a couple of people and they had gotten a BILL from the post office for an additional 45 cents postage because the labels caused the envelope to be ran as a magazine!!!!
So now my question is this – I have yet to receive mine, and I’m worried that other people have not received theirs either. The major issue: the shower is NEXT weekend! I am scrambling trying to throw together a little postcard to send out to all the invitees in case they didn’t get the invite. Any advice on how to word them? Would it be better to just contact everyone directly?
LOL sorry it’s so long, and I’m exhausted so there are probably a million typos. Any advice is appreciated!!!
Post # 3
I would just call or email everyone the information if it’s only a week away.
I don’t really get how tiny invitations got scanned/run as magazines.
Post # 3
Wow that’s crazy!! How about having your Maid/Matron of Honor call all of the invitees? I know that you probably want to do everything that you can to make things run smoothly from this point, but I would think that your Maid/Matron of Honor should be the one to make this phone call, considering she was the one that sent out the invite (I assume that she’s hosting the shower as well?)
Post # 4
Someone should just call and explain the mistake.
Post # 5
I agree, I have no idea how these envelopes were mistaken as magazines!!
Post # 6
I think I know what you’re talking about. Instead of the envelope being addressed along the longest side, it was turned 90 degrees and address short ways, correct?
If so, yes, postage is more because of the way they have to feed it into the machine. The way she addressed it affects how they print/scan the barcodes on them and thus affects which machine it is sorted by (FI works at the post office general mail facility and works on the machines that is mostly flyers/magazines etc..)
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Since it’s next weekend- the Maid/Matron of Honor should call or email everyone directly, explain the error, and ask for RSVPs from those who haven’t yet done so.
Post # 8
YOU should do absolutely nothing. But the host should be calling people and apologizing, explaining the error and inviting them.
If you call it could come off as “you have to come and give me presents”.
Post # 9
Your Maid/Matron of Honor needs to call everyone and apologize as well as getting the RSVP, and also needs to offer to reimburse everyone the 45 cents they were billed, if they did receive a bill. I’d be really annoyed if I got an invitation to a shower that came “postage-due.”
Post # 10
Agree with others! A shower is thrown for you, so the host needs to call those who have not yet responded. And I also think @Abbie007 is correct that the host should at least apologize for the stamp issue and offer to reimburse the invited ladies. Most of them will say no, but it’s a polite gesture. Have a great shower!!
Post # 11
Just call. No more extra work…. 🙂