(Closed) Help! Wax Seals

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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16 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I just used these for my wedding invitations!  They worked very well for me.  Mine did require extra postage because they poked out the the envelope a little bit and my pocket folds were "too stiff".  It ended up being $0.75 to mail each one.  I did them to hold my pocket folds together, but not on the outside.  I’d look into that more.

 

  

Post # 4
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2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think they require extra postage for anything that needs to be hand-cancelled.  If the envelope is not flat it can hang up in the postage machines, and so they will charge you more.  Although probably if you are doing something like sealing wax you want to pay the extra and specify hand-cancelling even if they think it might go through the machines, as the machines might crush or otherwise damage the seal.  Not so nice if there are just little pieces of wax rattling around in the envelope.

Post # 5
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1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If you are sealing the outside of the envelope you need to hand deliver them to the post office and ask them to be hand-cancelled, otherwise they go through the machine, get messed up and kicked out, and then are hand cancelled.

Post # 7
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34 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

was it the wax seal that made it $.75?  or your invites were heavy enough to require the extra postage?  I also want to add wax seals to our invites on the side of the envelope.  and i went to get it weighed yetserday and the postman said that I should be fine with the wax seal.  I have a square envelope so that’s $.58. 

Will the wax seal get crushed when going through the machine?  Or is it just safer to get them hand canceled?

Post # 9
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1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

The wax seal will crush or break when going through the machine.  They need to be hand cancelled.

Post # 10
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1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

does it still need to be handcancelled if the wax seal is on the inner envelope, and the outer envelope is sealed normally? right now, that’s our plan. does handcancelling cost anything extra?

Post # 11
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Ever considered faux wax seals?

We checked out getting seals here: http://www.waxseals.com/ before we decided against them.  They are flexible, won’t bend, you won’t waste envelopes with the screw ups that inevitably occur with the glue gun "wax", and you can get them customized with your initials, stars, celtic knots, etc. all in their standard colors or a custom color matched to your stationary.

 

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