(Closed) I just had a total meltdown in the Post Office parking lot.

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

nothing really….only that my Mom and Grandparents who have passed long ago won’t be here.

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Too bad the ugly stamps couldn’t be put on the back of the enveloppes with a fancy arrow in the front for the post office?

I am so sorry about that. How “ugly” are the ugly stamps? Do you have pictures? Can we see them online? What about the overpriced “pretty” ones?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d add the ugly stamps. Your guests won’t care.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

we had to add 20 cent George Washington stamps.  No one cared.

The envelope goes in the trash immediately after opening.   

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! I can definitely relate. I personally designed, printed, and hand wrote the addresses on over 200 Save the Dates that were designed like post cards. I bought $40 worth of stamps and used them. But when I took them to the post office to mail them, they told me that they couldn’t mail them because the return address wasn’t in the right place and it was throwing off the computers. In other words, they didn’t want to type in the addresses, so they had me take them back, buy envelopes and MORE stamps, and then mail them. So, I paid like $100 extra — totally pointless for me to DIY. I definitely understand your frustration! Just take a deep breath, have a good cry, and remember that this is part of the joy of planning 😉 It will all be worth it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Aw lol that’s not goofy. I totally had a meltdown over my invites. DIY is a lot of work and when things go wrong it’s frustrating! Don’t feel bad, it’ll be a funny story a little while from now Smile

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LizLemon:  Add the ugly stamps, don’t overpay. NO ONE WILL NOTICE! I definitely learned that when planning my wedding, no one will notice the details you freak about and paying more money isn’t worth it.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I totally sympathize with your reaction. I knew I would be the same way about invitations if I tried to do them myself, which is why I didn’t (not trying to rub it in – I’m sure yours are awesome). Even with my relatively painless invitation process, when they were done I just wanted to get RID of them. When the woman at the post office insisted that the only .45 stamps (for my RSVP returns) that were wedding-appropriate were these stamps that said “CELEBRATE!” in neon colors on a black background, I was like…this is not happening. (My invitations were kind of vintage and subtle looking; this stamp just did NOT go in any way shape or form.) I kept telling her that I felt certain there was SOMETHING else at the post office that would work and she was not having it. A more helpful postal worker finally found some pretty little Bonsai trees – so my wedding has nothing to do with Japan or whatever, but I was like “I’ll take them!!!” I felt a bit silly freaking out about stamps, but I understand, I do. For the record though, I think George Washington would be okay! Smile

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i hear ya, went thru much the same… only i was warned by post office months ago that by glueing too much on i’d need to watch postage ( i was sending a demo dvd slide show to mum without pre glued stuff on it) i went through about 2 months of glueing and cutting.. and come postage /stamp time, i didnt even have the enegery to leave the house to get one measured/ weighed… so i aired on the side of caution and stuck two 1st class uk stamps on them just to be sure, the cards arrived in ireland the next day… but some of the dvds hadnt burnt properly… i gave up worrying, from then on everything else doesnt seem to bad since the dreaded ‘diy’ cards have been posted, i fell i can face anything after that… however this morning when doing out final lists i’d realised i hadnt sent 3 cards out to pals.. crap!! posted today tho… but i never bothered with the dvd, just the diy cards.. saved me some stamps!! damn the post office for getting it wrong, it should have been properly measured and weighed when ur boyf went in, that way there should never have been a problem…. but at least that big bulky stress cloud should move on for ya… hopefully any other wee blips will seem trivial now! gud luck! x

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I can’t tell you the last time I noticed what was on the outside of an envelope other than my name…I know you had a vision for these invitations, it’s what’s inside the envelope that matters, besides, you know the post office will beat the crap outta the things on their way to wherever…the stamp will be an afterthought at that point…I’ve gotten things with black streaks and tears, all wrinkled from getting wet…I actually start to feel bad for the little envelope at that point…it worked so hard to get to my door…and then I rip it open HA!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I always look at the stamps, especially if it’s pretty like a wedding cake or flowers, it makes me feel like the sender added that extra touch just for me… But George Washington? He just doesn’t do it for me. So sad there aren’t prettier stamps out there in all denominations!

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@LizLemon:    ((HUGS))  I can see myself reacting the same way over something like that.  Sometimes enough is just enough.  You need a stress break, dear one.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@LizLemon:  I had a meltdown on the morning of the wedding.  I was the only one who knew my way around the city, I was running an hour late and had to go and pick up the button-holes for everybody with my Dad who needed to pay for the flowers.  I couldn’t find the damn florist with the car, my cousin was in the back and Dad in the passenger.  In the end I stopped the car screamed, slammed the horn a million times, cried a little, and then got out of the car and walked the half mile to the florist, my Dad chasing after me, and my cousin feigning engine trouble until I got back – a bit embarrasing really.  As soon as I finished with my driving, my cousin pulled out the whisky bottle and handed it to me and I swigged it on the way into the house – classy bird that I am.

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