(Closed) Hand Canceling Invitations

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’ve definitely heard of post offices tacking on a small fee for hand-cancelling envelopes, it just depends on the place. Chances are that if you go at a non-busy time and offer to cancel them all yourself, they won’t charge you. Also try calling ahead to ask about hand cancelling instead of walking in; that’ll save you time and frustration!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m curious what “hand cancelling” even means..!…?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

grapefruit19:  WOW I learned something new, thank you!!! So yes I second the idea of going to a smaller post office and see if they will do it for you. Good luck 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

They didn’t charge me extra at my post office, and it wasn’t a small local on either – it was a large post office downtown in a major city. I just said, can these be hand cancelled, they are wedding invites. and they said yup and that was that. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

The thing is, it’s going to end up in a sorter or a series of sorters, so is it really worth it?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I had no problem when I did mine a year ago.  I went at a non busy time and they did them right then.  

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

oh geeze i was expecting a post about whether cancelling someone’s wedding invite (as in un-inviting) should be written by hand! I was prepared for a shitstorm!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

Kaymar:  I with you. In the long run I don’t see this as being worth it. No one cares about the envelopes anyway. 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Try going to a smaller branch at off hours (i.e., not right when it opens, lunch, or right after work).  We had no problem at ours when we volunteered right away to hand cancel them ourselves.  They gave us the stamp and an open counter and we went to work!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I hand cancelled my save the dates because I liked the look of the stamp. I just asked the post office when a convenient time was, and they did it for free.

Post # 14
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400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead

grapefruit19:  I tried 3 different ones, always went when it was slow, offered to do it myself and still got told I had to pay. Finally gave in, they were only my save the dates no less. But have decided that the invites wont get hand canceled due to budget.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I never heard of this until now! I definitely wouldn’t spend money on this – totally not worth it imho!

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