Post # 1
Friday was the big day I sent out my invitations. I was so anxious to get them out because for whatever reason they were sent to me a week late (so my guests have less time to respond according to the date written on our response card)…I received the envelopes 2 weeks before the invitations so I could address them, put my cute stamps on them (a photo from our engagement photos with our date and names) which were pretty pricey but I felt ridiculous for buying them. Yesterday, I got about 20 of my invitations back in the mail because STUPID me thought a 42 cent stamp would be efficent.
What was I thinking? Anyway, the envelopes came back ripped, really dirty, even the invitations were marked up and nasty, the stamps won’t come off and about ten people called me to tell me they got THEIR invitation? So I went in the post office confused and clerk told me that it depends on who was doing them but some people will have to PAY to receive my wedding invitation since I didn’t pay for all of the postage. I don’t know who got theirs or who didn’t really. So I went out and bought new envelopes…they only had metallic white instead of plain old white (with the nice deep flap) so I printed them out instead of writing on them and it has taken a full day for them to dry but some are still smearing.
I really hope this is not foreshadowing what the wedding day will be like. On the bright side, I hope this is only thing that goes wrong!
This post probably sounds so silly. I just needed to talk about it…I’m so embarrassed and frustrated.
ps. period hormones help with NOTHING!
Post # 3
Aw, I’m sorry. That sounds SO frustrating! I hope the majority of your guests got your invites and will promptly send you their RSVPs to save you the hassle of tracking everyone down. Good luck!
Post # 4
Whoa! I’m so sorry this is happening but you are handling it as best you can. I never heard of a recipient having to pay extra for postage — I always thought it was returned to the sender for extra postage. Odd. Thanks for posting to warn us all about the postage amount, always a good reminder.
Post # 5
Oh no! I hope things work out and that this is the worst thing that will happen. I’m sure your day will be perfect 🙂
Post # 6
We’ve had this happen a few times with christmas cards, where we received a christmas card with Postage Due stamped on it, and a little enveleope that you’re suppose to put the money in, then leave in your mailbox for the next days pickup. But i grew up in a small town, i don’t know if it’s the same everywhere. but sometimes it would be like .10 due. really??
anyway, i don’t know if this will work, but maybe you could try heat setting them if they are still smearing. i know it works with stamp ink. if you have heat gun that is. i wouldn’t go buy one just to try it out.
Post # 7
If you are using an inkjet printer I think the ink will keep smearing on the metallic envelopes. 🙁 You can run out to Michaels or an art store and get a can of fixative to spray over them. It will stop the ink from running.
Post # 8
@Lee_Ann: Thanks! I will try that
My guests are going to think “what the eff? I have to pay to even receive their invitation?”
Gosh. Of all the things. I was just way too anxious to get them out, to actually think clearly…it said 37 cents due on all of them…I would have guessed 60 at most. I read on the bee that if you have the return address on the back then they charge more. Which is totally ridiculous…
Post # 9
@IAmLemondrop: Really? What a pain! Okay, I will fix this…it seemed like they were a little better over time but still not completely dry :-/
Post # 10
Wow I am having a panic attack just reading that! Good luck!!
Post # 11
Whoops I meant 60 total (but 37+42 cents…79 cents!) they were just border line on that scale. Dang.
@Coleerenee: I know 🙁 I’ve had a few today!
Post # 12
Hey, date twin! I haven’t gotten mine out yet, but I hopefully will have them done by the end of the week.
I feel you. I thought I had the postage figured out using our scale at home, but I didn’t realize that the envelopes are oversized, so it’s not just the letter rate. Fortunately I asked them to check when I went to the post office.