(Closed) Make Sure You Take Sample Invite to Post Office

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wait, you showed them the invite before putting it in the envelope?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@milesbella: Oh boo, I would’ve have taken them to another post office to see if I could get away with a 61 cent stamp. A very cute, but expensive embellishment

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Another word of advice – make sure the post office recalibrates their scale before they weigh your invite.  I took a sample invite to have it weighed and they very helpfully told me a weight that was actually lower than it really was.  So when I returned to the post office with a huge bag of stamped invites, they said, “Oops!  You need more postage.”  Cue total freakout in the post office.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ugh same thing happened to me this week– unfortunately I had already stamped half of them.  Now half have the wedding cake stamp, the other have the rings and a goat stamp! boo.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

Is it more than a 1/4″ thick?  I had a wax seal on the inside my invites (sealing my pocket fold) – I took it to THREE post offices – because I didn’t believe the first one.  If it goes through their 1/4″ inch lot (they have this cardboard cutout thing) it should be fine with the 61 cents.  

2 postal workers told me I’d need the 81 cents… but the 3rd told me I needed only 61 (because it was flexible and went through the 1/4″ slot without issues).

I’d try mailing one at 61 cents and see what happens.  Granted – the pearl might snag their machines – since it would sit up much higher… but, I still vote test run!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I dont mean to hijack your post but i absolutely love your invitations.  Are they DIY or did you purchase them somewhere?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had a different issue, well many issues with the post office, me and Canada Post are not friends right now, lol.  I took my invite and reply card in and they said that the envelope for my reply card was too small and I would have to pay $1.21 beacuse they need to be special handled.  No way I was doing that so I increased the size of the reply card by 1/2 inch.  But at least I found out before they all got returned to the sender.

And..your invitations are beautiful!

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hmmmm… This is a good thing to be reminded of!  We’re not doing anything quite as fancy as that (ok, that and I’m just lazy, lol), but that “too rigid” has me wondering! lol. 

Oh, well, I plan on at least getting the pocket folds done EARLY!  Though we aren’t mailing ’em out till summer.  Our STD’s, however, will go out soon, since a lot of our friends have to mark their calendars a year ahead of the date.  

and I LOVE the suite!  I’d SO keep every piece if I got that in the mail! (I have no clue where the invite for a friend’s wedding go to, lol)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I definitely would not have thought to do that! That would be one of those small details I would have over looked! And those invitations are really cute! I’m curious to if they were DIY?

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