(Closed) Invitations- GO TO THE POST OFFICE.. save your self my embarrasement!!!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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5904 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i’m sorry….everyone seems to be encountering this problem!  never heard of them actually CHARGING the receiver though…i thought they just sent it back to the sender as undeliverable.  and a friendly reminder- you might want to change that font- it is quite difficult to read.  =)

Post # 4
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2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I took one of my finished invites to the post office and had them weigh it for me. Then bought stamps after they provided me with the cost ($0.44). I’ll be taking them to the same post office to mail them.

Of course, it didn’t sound like mine were even close to qualifying for the next level stamp cost, so hopefully I won’t have a similar problem.

And . . . I’ve never heard of the post office charging the sender for insufficient postage – but I suppose without a return address the post office had no idea who to return it to.

Post # 5
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235 posts
Helper bee

Why would your guests receive a bill?

Post # 6
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340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The first time I went to the post-office, they quoted me $0.98. When I went back to buy the stamps, they quoted me $1.05. I explained that this was a different number than what I was originally quoted. The post-lady was sweet and advised that to be on the safe side I put $1.22 (2x$0.61 wedding stamps) on each envelope just to ensure that none were returned.

If you have the extra money in your budget, definitely add a few cents extra on the postage.

Post # 7
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307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I ordered something from Etsy and the seller didn’t put enough postage on it and I had to pay the difference. It was less than a dollar, so it wasn’t a big deal, but that was the first time I had ever heard of that either. They delivered to me (no note to pick it up) but left an envelope for the few cents I owed. Very odd.

Post # 8
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1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

OMG my friend(she is my co worker too) had the same problem just 2 weeks ago! it was a little different though. she received ALL (or what she thought was all) the invitations BACK with a big ole ugly stamp that said return to sender not enough postage. Now 2 weeks later about 10 households are telling her that they never received her invitation! To top it off she bought special stamps with wedding bands on it and PAID extra for them and took one of the invitation to the post office had it weigh and they said the same thing! SHAME on the post office!!!

Post # 9
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13101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Mrs.MedinaJr: Just as an FYI – the special stamps with wedding bands don’t cost any more than a regular stamp.  I bought them for my STDs and for my RSVP envelopes.

The thing that confuses me the most with the whole situation is why some people were billed an extra 17 cents and some an extra 36 cents for envelopes that were exactly the same!

Post # 10
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713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

omg that is sooo frustrating!! good advise though.. i am def gonna do that!

Post # 11
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11327 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i hate the post office. 

hate hate hate

that is all. 

Post # 12
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829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

USPS sucks. That is all I have to say about that. I had a whole issue with them.

Post # 13
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2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Why is the post office so inconsistent? You’d think, by now, they would have created some sort of mailing policy for invitations or weddings or something. I’m afraid of what’s going to happen when I get ready to get married. Sheesh.

Post # 14
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2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Why the heck would they send bills to those people instead of sending them back to you?

We received a couple back that had wrong addresses. I had to redo the envelopes because the stupid post office wrote all over the envelope.

Post # 15
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

What if you used a forever stamp?

 

Oh and I have also been charged by the post office for someone not putting

enough postage on something… the mailman just collected it in change and

I didn’t get a receipt or anything…

 

Post # 16
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1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Mrs.KMM: she had to pay to have them shipped that is where the extra came in. sent she ordered them online.

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