(Closed) Invites (uh, are these gonna get by the post office?)

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think they look amazing!  I was worried about mine too, and what I did was send a test one to my Mom and put my return address on the back (I didn’t put my return address on the finished product), so if it came to me, I knew the Post Office didn’t like it.  Luckily, it was fine!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

That’s really eye catching!  I would say make sure the zip code is in very clear block numbers.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Ummm…yes, those will get lost in the mail or be returned to you. Remember that most of the sorting is done by machines and they scan each envelope at specific areas looking for an address. Your address is at the bottom right, not the place their machines are programmed to scan. Further, the address location will interfere with their barcode spray and will automatically be kicked back. If they are kicked off the “system,” a live person will need to sort it for you. If they are unable to easily read the envelope from an arm’s length it will be returned.

I’ve worked with the USPS (as a client) for years and, trust me, you will want your mail handled by their machines. It is more accurate and consistent. Below are their addressing guidelines.

http://www.usps.com/send/preparemailandpackages/labelsandaddressing/usingthecorrectaddress.htm

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Those are RAD – – I have never ever seen something like that and holy eye candy!  I think you’ll be ok because the address is very legible. Like a PP mentioned, be sure the zip code is clear.  Bravo on RAD font and layout Wink

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Honestly, to be on the safe side, I would put them in another envelope. Those will probably cause problems.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah I’m sorry to be a party pooper but I don’t think that’s a good idea at all.  I can’t even read the names on the envelope.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Noritake22 has a good idea: make those your inside envelopes

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It says Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Johnson.  I think it’s fine.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I wouldn’t try it.  I’d just make them the inner envelope.  USPS has enough trouble as is and I don’t think they’d send those.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree with @baldor1 – the address needs to be in a specific area of the envelope, and yours don’t fit the bill. You could try a test run, but I think the postman is going to take one look at it, laugh, and hand it back to you. Sorry :

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@JennyW1: actually, if the name is illegible, they may be returned too. we live in an apartment complex and they will return anything that doesn’t have one of our last names on it. if they can’t read the name, it will be returned–we had a smudged engagement card returned to its sender because you couldn’t read the names.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It looks really awesome but it’s really not wise. If you won’t consider inner envelopes then I think you need to address them in a more traditional way. Sorry hon.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I agree with pps–they look awesome, but the post office will probably return them to you. 🙁

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