(Closed) Invitations – return address on back of envelope costs more?!?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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2634 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve NEVER heard this before. 

Try another post office.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve NEVER heard this before either. I shipped mine with return addresses on the back and as far as I know, didn’t have an issue (RSVPs have been comming back).

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

WHAT?!? I’ve never heard that. I’d definitely go to another post office & ask. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Ive never heard that, Id definitely try another post office!  My return address was on the back label and they got delivered fine without paying an extra fee.  It does say on the USPS site that the address label should be on the front but not that they charge an extra fee if they arent.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

This is why I didn’t check a clerk at USPS before I sent my invites and used just the guidelines on the site instead. I’ve heard about too many crazy fees tacked on after the fact. I sent mine out, all 1.05 ounces, not with a rigid object, as described on their site and so far haven’t gotten any back. ALL of our return addresses were a label on the back flap of the envelope.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

thats sooooo not true!  i hate post offices sometimes!  go to someone else and they’ll tell you something totally different! i havent written our return address on the front of an envelope in years!!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think that clerk must be crazy. We’re going to do it for the invites, and I do it all the time for regular mail! I just sent a whole slew of thank-you notes with our address stamped on the back, and they all showed up just fine.  Don’t worry about it and just do it, they’ll get there.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

That’s total BS!!! Our invites went out at 44 cents apiece and they have the return stamped on the back. Not a single one got returned.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

No way.  They can’t charge extra fees for things beyond weight and size.  But then again, my post office told me it would be a 25 cent charge per invite to hand cancel, so who knows anymore.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve never heard that it can cost more, but I do know that SOMEWHERE on the USPS website it does indicate that it must be on the front. (I know that I receive mail with it on the back, but it’s definitely on the website. I’ll try and find it)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I talked to a post office clerk recently about whether it was ok to put a return address on the back, and she didn’t actually say it wasn’t allowed but she kind of winced and hinted that it goes through the machine better with the return address on the front.  The only extra cost she mentioned was to deliver square envelopes.

Just a thought… If you put a return address on the back and don’t get any cards returned, is that necessarily a good sign?  What if that means they weren’t able to be returned?  I know you can mail something with no return address just fine, but it will never be returned to you either if there’s a problem delivering it.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I got some Save-The-Date Cards back (because of no forwarding address) where I had my return label on the back of the envelope. It seemed to take awhile to get them back (based on when I sent them out), but I did get them back so the post office is capable of returning to sender, even if the sender’s address is on the back of the envelope.

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