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

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@Mrs.MedinaJr: Ah – tell her next time (or for your wedding) to just go ask for them at the post office – they have them there to buy.  Save yourself the shipping!

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had my fiance bring one of our finished invitations all packed up. Well it was almost finished we just needed to print out two of the inserts but the actual paper size was included. It came to be a little under the wedding cake stamp amount (~$.61) and the guy said that it would sweak by when you add in the amount for the printing of the inserts and the stamp. I would never have thought that printing of two inserts and a stamp would push us up to the next stamp amount. Oye! We ended up just mailing it out of the same post office that he got the quote from.

We have already started receiving RSVPS online and they just started arriving at people’s homes two days ago!!!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m totally with you on this one. I hate the post office. I went to 2 different post offices to have our invites weighed, they both told me .64 stamps. So I buy the stamps, but all the invites together, and bring them to post office number 3. There the lady tries to tell us we need to add ANOTHER .24. I told her no way. Mail them. So far, I’m fairly certain all our guests got the invites. We have received replys and no returned invites. Stupid USPS.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@Mrs.KMM: I think she tried that but they didnt have any and told her to go online which stinks! i am telling you our post office really sux!

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My fiance wants to just dump our invitations into the closest mailbox and doesn’t quite understand my insistence on taking them to the post office. Having worked my butt off on these darn things, NOTHING (especially too little postage) is going to prevent them from getting to our guests.

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have heard so many horror stories about mailing wedding invitations and how different post offices’ quote different postage prices.  I’m already worried about mailing mine and that’s not for another 7 months!

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh geez, I am hyperventilating reading this thread. Several of my guests haven’t yet received their invites, several of them have.

They were all mailed out of the same post office. I had the lady there weigh it and tell me how much postage I needed: 61 cent wedding stamp she said. I stamped and sent them all right then and there. That was a week ago.

Some people in the SF Bay Area got theirs the next day. Others haven’t gotten them at all yet.

I’m worried some of them are going to come back in the mail now.

Wooosaaaaahhhhh.

Wooooosaaaaaaahhhhh.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@eupenmalmody: same exact thing happened to me.  weight it at one told me $.98, went to another and told me $1.22.  my stamps were a cute senic stamp and a polar bear but whatever.  Still 1 (and only 1 that I hear from) person got a letter in the mail saying they had to pay 36 cents extra.  Funny part is that it was my Maid/Matron of Honor and my brother who lives 10 mins away got his no problem.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

With the growth of Digital Mail, and competitors like UPS and FedEx, you’d think the USPS would try not to SUCK so badly. They make no apologies for their incompetant workers and complete lack of customer service.

I hope new technology puts them completely out of business in the very near future.

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m scared now for when it comes time to mail mine! Geesh! I didnt know things like this were so common. :/

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t trust the post office even.

According to the research I’d done on my envelopes (medium oversize – but this is in Canada) and their weight (50g), the postage should have been $1.22 (I know, it’s ridiculous!) – and that is what I had been quoted at the post office when I brought in a sample invite to figure out the postage.

When I went back to actually mail my invites though the postal worker told me that, “they should get there with $1.00.” I was like, “Um, yeah, there will be no ‘should.'” And so I went with the $1.22.

So, no shame in your situation – it could have happened even if you had gone to the post office!

ETA – both times when I took them into the post office I took them to the SAME post office! So it’s not like it was a matter of their scales being off…more like their employees didn’t know what they were talking about.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was in the same boat. My first set of invitations was apparently lighter (all exactly the same) and only cost $0.44. When I tried to mail more, the second post office wanted to bump it up. I fell for it because it was only two more envelopes, but I frantically tried to reach the people who had not yet RSVP’d to see if they’d actually received their invitations.

I think they need to calibrate their scales a little better.

 

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This worries me. There goes my plan to DIY- my invites would probably weigh too much!

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

NOW IM TERRIFED!!!

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

This is AWFUL. I’m sorry you’re having to deal with this. How awful. I guess we live and we learn.

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