Post # 1
I took our Save the Dates to the post office last Monday. Paid for the postage in bulk, expected to receive stamps but was told all I had to do was hand them over and they’d take care of them. Given there were 73, I thought that was brilliant.
Thought it was even more brilliant when I started hearing from one or two people (local) that they received theirs the next day, Tuesday.
Some received theirs on Wednesday.
The first NZ ones arrived on Thursday (from Australia).
Received more messages from locals on Friday “Just received your Save the Date!”. Another lot yesterday.
Received more messages today from people in NZ, saying that theirs had arrived, today.
Mum asked how we’d paid for postage because it had no stamp or anything in the corner, just a dashed orange line at the bottom.
It’s nice that some have arrived… but I’m totally weirded out by the lack of any discernable pattern in the arrivals and that some have arrived in the same cities on different days! And now I’m freaking out that maybe not all of them have made it or might make it to their destinations!
Now I’m not going to do a ring around asking “have you received them” but considering the considerable time & effort put into them, the cost and simply the fact that they are totally freaking awesome (noooo, not biased at all! 😛 lol) I am definitely having my first bridezillaish panic here 😛
Post # 3
Whenever I get mail that has been sent in bulk, they don’t have a stamp, but instead what looks like an orange barcode across the bottom of the envelope – is this what yours have?
I’m not an expert, but could it be a postage meter (http://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/postage-meters.html) – rather than individually stamping each one, they just run the envelopes through a machine that marks them as postage paid.
Post # 4
@seree: Yes, that’s what it sounds like. It’s just so weird that they keep arriving in similar places on different days… but then again, it’s not like we send out 70 envelopes every day, is it? Maybe that’s just what happens when local mail sorting centres get involved! haha
Post # 5
@goingtotherooftopoflove: It is because they go to different mail delivery centres which have different delivery and transfer times. Don’t worry they will all get there.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@goingtotherooftopoflove: I had the same issue with mine. MIL received hers the very next day, and there was a weird pattern after that. Two of my bridesmaids (local) never got theirs, so I re sent them, and my cousin’s bounced back (incorrect address) but it took a few weeks, and she lives in the next state over. Part of my issue may have been related to the fact that they were square and had to be hand-sorted. Are yours square?
Post # 7
@gingerkitten: No, not square. Boring postcard size (intended to make for easier postage! haha). Ah well, I guesss we’ve just had an interesting eye opener to the whims of the postage service!