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

posted 11 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

NOT TRUE! that’s ridiculous, you need to go back and go to a different clerk because the first one had no idea what they were talking about!

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had our return address on the back of the envelope and we were not told that.  I don’t think it’s supposed to cost more.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was just in the post office checking on the price of mine. And I wasn’t told about this. but the clerk did ask me if I was going to have them waxed sealed, cause that would be another 20cents. He said they do not fit thru a slot with the wax on them. I never heard of it..

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Hmmm…I don’t think that’s right.  I put my return address on the back envelope flap and wasn’t charged an additional amount.

Post # 21
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

IMO the post office sucks. I plan to do a mock-up of 1 invitation, put what I think is the right postage on it, and send it to myself. If it makes it, thats what I’m going to put on all of them. I think that sometimes if you ASK you get a different answer than if you just throw it in the mailbox. 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our STD envelopes wer TINY so  I put our return address on the back flap.  Not only did they not cost more but one of my cousin’s had moved home and I got his STD back with the forwarding address on it even though my address was on the back flap.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

they are full of it – it doesnt cost extra. they prefer you put the return address on the front of the envelope but as long as its SOMEWHERE and legible, then they will be able to send it back if needed. and it does NOT cost extra.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We put ours on the back and had no problem of extra cost with it.  We also had a bump (a ribbon inside) which apparently the post office will try to charge you extra for if you ask.  We didn’t ask them, though.  Just stamped our envelopes ahead of time and dropped them in the outgoing mail bin.  No one there said anything to us and all invites seem to have arrived safely with no more than a regular old $0.44 stamp.  The post office is full of it.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hi

We embossed return address on the back flap of our envelopes for our SaveTheDates and it was no issue. Then again I stood at the counter and hand canceled them as well.

If they give you any issues I would just go to another post office.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

The woman was an idiot.  Ask for a supervisor or go to another post office.

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was told it would cost extra because my envelopes are square, rather than rectangular. Go figure.

This stuff SHOULD be standard, no matter which PO you go to… but apparently it’s not.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I had mine on the back and it was the standard $.61 for larger envelopes.  If someone tells you that again, talk to someone higher up.

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

can some one please enlighten me what hand cancelling is??

In australia we never ever put the return address on the front. Its always on the back. :S def go see another clerk! If other people can get away so can you!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Ours went out last Saturday with the return address on the back, and so far we’ve have none returned, 4 RSVPs received, and everyone Ive spot-checked with say they got their’s fine.

 

It did however take incredibly long to reach some states.  We dropped at the post office Saturday AM in NYC, and our PA guests ALL only received them Thursday and Friday.  Doubt it’s related to the return address placement, but I was certainly worried there for awhile!  NY/NJ, CA, FL & TN all got their’s by Tuesday!

Post # 31
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Bumble Beekeeper

@crane – hand canceling is when you go into the post office and manually (rubber) stamp over the (postage) stamp on each envelope, ‘canceling’ it so it can’t be reused, rather than running it through a machine that might end up with smears and irregularities etc.

I think wedding invites are the ONLY time I’ve ever heard of anyone doing it, and a lot of post offices either make you do it yourself or charge an extra fee for it here in the States.

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