Post # 1
and buy envelopes that can’t be mailed. It is a sad day in our household as I have to admit that we spent over $120 on stamps and even more on envelopes, along with a ton of time and energy preping our save the dates, just to take them to the post office today and find out that they are “nonmailable.” I have to repurchase everything & our save the dates are once again delayed on being sent out. We are at the less than six month mark, how behind am I on getting them out? Most guests are local and the we are not having a destination wedding.
Pfffft to the whole situation. And slap my wrist please for not looking this up ahead of time!
Post # 3
Why are they “non-mailable”?
Post # 4
@abbyful: They are smaller than the allowed size; 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square. Smallest size allowed is a 3 1/2 x 5 letter. UGH! I had to reorder 5 x 5 square envelopes and had to repurchased all of the stamps. I am going to try and reuse as many as I can though.
Post # 5
I’m so sorry. If you cut off the stamp and use doublestick tape or glue, I think you should be able to reuse all of them.
Post # 6
If you take them back to the post office they may be able to credit you since u didn’t use them technically. if not then cut and past them.
Post # 7
That is such a bummer! If nothing else, you can always save them and paste them for bills and stuff, if you don’t like how they look for your Save-The-Date Cards.
Post # 8
were the envelopes you purchased custom made to your size specifications or were they a standard size offered by the paper co. you chose? because i find it hard to believe any place would sell envelopes that can’t be mailed! if that’s the case then it’s not your fault for assuming that you’re fine to use an envelope that is provided by a company that should know what is mailable and what is not. bummer dude, but i don’t think you’re too behind on your STD’s. It’s getting kinda close but it would be a shame to waste them. So just say F it and don’t let all your hard work go to waste 🙂
Post # 9
Aren’t response cards and envelopes generally that same size?
Post # 10
Oh, they definitely sell envelopes too small to be mailed.
And before you go out and buy new stamps, first take your 5×5 square envelope to the post office with the reply-card in it and get them to calculate postage because a square envelope COSTS MORE TO MAIL than a standard size envelope. (I’m just using caps so you don’t skim and miss that!) THEN, cut your old envelopes up with the stamps on them and paste them to the new envelopes. As long as they haven’t been cancelled, they can still be used. You may have to add additional stamps if you don’t have the right amount for square.
And you are not too late for Save-The-Date Cards. STDs are a courtesy–they aren’t necessary, particularly if your wedding is local because they’re mainly to inform Out of Town guests early enough so they can get flights and hotel reservations. I’m in no way a model, but my date is a month before yours, mine is a domestic “destination wedding” (everyone will be from at least 1 hr. away; most will be flying), and I haven’t sent out Save-The-Date Cards yet (I’m going to! I’m going to! We’re just trying to finalize things with the venue!!). It’s okay.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2011 - Samuel Lynne Galleries and Marc Events
I think it’s o.k. that your Save-The-Date Cards haven’t gone out yet too… even though 6 months is ideal, if most of your guests are local, it’s not a big deal. No worries!
That’s a MAJOR bummer about the envelopes though…
Post # 12
Another option might be to STEAM the stamps off (with a kettle or something) then glue them to the new envelopes with a glue stick! That way, you won’t have the paper border of the old envelope.