(Closed) I think the post office lost my invites!!

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I am so sorry to hear that. I mildly understand I am missing about 20 of mine it has been nearly 3 months and they are not delivered and not returned. I hope they come up have you / are you elegable to file a claim to at lease get you postage costs back?

Post # 4
4996 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Yikes! My best guess would be that there’s a problem with the postage. When things get re-routed it could take some extra time. I would wait another week then contact the post office again. The good news is that you sent out your invites early and that you have plenty of time to figure everything out. 

Post # 6
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

it makes me think about using a little extra postage just because gah.. scarry.. hope it works out please let us know

Post # 7
3372 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ahh!! That is really scary! For our STDs I did vintage stamps – each one had 4+ stamps on it. I was SO worried that someone at the postoffice was going to miscalculate the postage since all of the stamps were for weird denominations – 1 cent, 8 cents, etc. I’m not sure if its even a human being (versus a machine maybe?)that looks at each letter and determines if the postage is adequate, but what I do know is that I do not trust people’s math skills and I was so nervous that some of them were never going to make it to their recipient. Whats worse is that not one person said anything about the STDs after receiving them so I thought that all of them had gotten lost!

Hopefully yours turn up and are just running late!! At least if its an inadequate postage problem they should return to them to you…Good luck!

Post # 8
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Olive-Popeye:  When there is insufficient postage they put them to the side and when workers have extra time they send them back for insufficient postage.  This can takes weeks up to a month to occur.  Mail with insufficient postage is not hurried along because insufficient postage means not enough money was paid the the post office to actually handle that mail; it’s looked at as if it is being mailed back to the return address for free.

I’m sorry you have to deal with this and the post office worker you spoke with should have been more clear about how insufficient postage is treated.  However, this is exactly why we always tell ladies to put additional postage on their invites just to make sure.

Right now you can do one of two things: 1) Order more outer envelopes so you can re-envelope the invites as they show back up; or 2) Order inexpensive Vistaprint invitations that you can use for just in case your other invites don’t show back up in time (and some of the invites will never make it back so these could be used as replacements.)

Post # 9
8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ugh, that happened to us! I bought stamps at 66 cents… Then Fiance had to mail one more, and he got quoted 47 cents! It was bizarre… I hope you start hearing back from people soon!

Post # 10
9 posts

would wait another week then contact the post office again.

Post # 12
1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This thread scares me.  We are sending ours out in April.

Post # 15
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Olive-Popeye:  Oh no… you too!  I think it has something to do with our large and square invites…

I just compiled a list of my guests that I have to contact via phone / e-mail to ask if they got the invites.  Sigh… could be worse.. at least the majority of the guests seemed to have received theirs!

Oh, here’s something funny that happened yesterday. I got an envelope back from the USPS that read “Sorry” on the back.. they sent me back the back flap of a random envelope.. Soooo.. I have no idea who was supposed to receive that one.. or if the mail even got to them intact!

Post # 16
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Most of the lost/destroyed wedding invitations stories I’ve heard have all involved square invitations. Scared me away from them. I’d definitely call your post office and see if they know anything about it… they may not, but they may also know to look out for them being returned.

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