Post # 1
They have issued a 72 hour strike notice! :'( “Canada Post says the union representing 48,000 postal workers has served notice that it will strike at 11:59 p.m. Thursday” meaning no mail starting friday if they dont work something out!
P.S. I mailed my invites on Friday May 27th….they should get there before they strike ya???
Post # 3
Your inivites should get there, provided they’re still providing proper service until Thursday.
Depending on how long the strike goes on, I may have to delay sending out my invites. I also won’t be able to mail my shower thank you cards right away.
Post # 4
This is why I am glad I busted my butt a couple weeks ago and sent my invites out early.
By now almost everyone has them and the worst that could happen if it goes on for a long time is we will have to contact people for rsvp’s, as ours are to be mailed back.
But lets hope for everyone’s sanity that the strike doesn’t go long.
Post # 5
I can’t imagine it going on for too long. Mail is a necessity. Right?
lol, I suppose they’d have to be on strike for the whole month or more, and if they are, it would definitely affect me sending out my invites. Although, like I said, I can’t see it going for very long!
Post # 6
I also can’t see it going on for very long. And October is a very long time away- for the OP, 19 weeks. I’m sure that they won’t be striking long enough to even make it into the normal invitation mailing window.
Post # 7
Oh man OP, you are on the ball with your invites!
I was thinking of sending mine out this Friday or next week. Guess not now 🙁
Post # 8
@tranquility: WHAT? you’re sending them out now? OMG. I haven’t even ordered mine. :'( I’m so behind! *sobs*
Post # 9
Ugh … This is the first that I have heard about it. It doesnt affect my wedding stuff at all… stil very far away. But I think I may have some packages waiting in Limbo. And also checking my mailbox is one of the highlights of my day haha. Lame!
Post # 10
@.twist.: lol you’re not behind at all no worries. i am just sending them out to the people who aren’t in quebec (familly in the states mostly). then i will send the rest in july most likely
@xx_ambyrr_xx: that is also the highlight of my fi’s day. he works from home so its usually his big outing of the day: walking to the mail box lol
Post # 11
@tranquility: phew! girl, I was scuuuuured.
Post # 12
I have my STD but wasn’t planning on sending them until mid-june.
I will just send them courier if I have to. Thankfully I only have about 10 or so to send.
Post # 13
I’m pretty concerned because of my Etsy shop. I got my one open order out the door today and I’m debating what to do if I get any more orders in… I may have to resort to selling PDFs of some of my paper stuff but I’d really like to avoid that. Uggghhhhh.
Post # 14
I’ve decided to hang onto my invitations.
They were about 90% done, and I was just waiting on some missing addresses. I wanted to send them out in a whole batch (so that Aunt A gets her invite around the same time as aunt B, so that there is no speculation of wheter they are invited or not, or whether they are on an A list or B list.
The problem with me waiting now is that I’m stuck. I debated last week sending out the ones that I had, but decided against it, because I didn’t want them to potentially get stuck in transit. (Also, workers who know they are about to strike might not be working as efficiently, and as such, a normal two-day turn around might have turned into more).
My wedding isn’t October, and so I’m ahead of schedule for normal wedding schedules; however, I wanted to send the invitations out in May so that I can get them back by July 31st (and have the month of August to chase people, and start seating chart by September).
I’ve decided I’m just going to wait until the end of June and wait and see. If necessary, I can hand deliver a lot of them, as I travel across Ontario often enough. 90% of my guests are coming from out of town, but the majority of them are in Ontario. My invitations are already sealed, so I might add a sticker on the outside giving email RSVP instructions.
Perhaps us bees can work together to help hand deliver invitations? For example, I’ll be travelling to Toronto in a few weeks, I could pick up a bride’s invitations that are going to Ottawa guests.
Good luck ladies!
Post # 15
@bakerella: You can always courier your work or send by Greyhound Bus Freight. You can give customers the option of paying extra for the courier. I wouldn’t sell the pdf’s unless you absolutely have to. It’s your creative work. Once you sell it to one person it’s like out of your hands and across the world.
Unfortunately for the postal workers, they will likely get legislated back to work. The last strike only lasted 2 weeks before they were ordered back to work. That legislation is the Employer’s hammer and why they don’t have to negotiate seriousy with their employees.
Post # 16
Yes I’m ahead of the normal 6-8 weeks haha. But my RSVP date is august 5th so I have time to a) chase ppl down and b) add ppl if we have a few declines. Also I want ample time to work on seating chart as that going to be the biggest stress… Not only are our families totally different but we have a interesting mixture of friends as well!! Lol