Post # 1
So we sent out our invitations about 2 weeks ago. I just found out that a few of my friends, and my Future Brother-In-Law did not receive them. I only got 2 returned to sender because they had moved and didn’t have their mail forwarded (which is weird).
Does this happen a lot? I thought everyone got our Save-The-Date Cards, and all the addresses were copy and pasted straight for the guest’s emails. Now I’m wondering if there are more people who did not receive invitations that didn’t even know they went out yet! I know the mail can be funny, and it’s likely that when sending over 100 pieces of mail there will be some blips…but now I’m starting to freak and turn into a full blown bridezilla! HELP!
Post # 3
I think it’s relatively common to have a few get lost/returned/delayed–especially if you are sending out a lot. I had one come back return to sender and one go missing. This is where a website and spare invites really help. We didn’t know about the missing one until the RSVP deadline came and went and we contacted the extended family to ask if they were coming. When they said they never received the invite, we apologized and assured them that we wanted them to attend. Here’s where the website was awesome–we were able to quickly direct them to info about locations/times/hotel/etc. Then we let them know that we’d be dropping a replacement invite in the mail. I think people are pretty understanding about these kinds of things.
Oh yah, it’s also helpful (maybe not in your case since they already went out, but for other people who might be reading) to send an invite to yourself. That helps you know around when they will be received by local family/friends and also what kind of shape they look like when they arrive. You might even want to do this BEFORE you send out the others as a test run to make sure they don’t get snarky with the postage, etc.
Post # 4
We had 2 (that we know of) not make it to the recipients, out of 70-something total. 1 got sent back to us, 1 did not. I always wondered where that one invitation ended up… that sucker cost me $6! Something that expensive and big/thick shouldn’t just disappear in the mail!!
Post # 5
@shavri: we did send one to ourselves, and it came the next day! I hope there aren’t more that we don’t know about…I’m a little worried!
Post # 6
From our save the dates we had 2 that I know of that didn’t make it to their destination. I only knew they hadn’t gotten them yet because they’re two good friends who knew they were definitely invited so they’d asked when the wedding was since they knew it was some time in December and wanted to plan their holiday plans accordingly. I verified their addresses and both said it was correct. I’m curious who else didn’t get theirs now =(. We are mailing our invitations now (like literally tomorrow 😀 ) so I’m crossing my fingers they all get to their destinations. I almost want to put a certified mail thingy on all of them. LOL but that’s a little obsessive no?
Post # 7
I only mailed 40 invites. Of those, I’m not aware of any that weren’t received at all, but one just arrived this week, more than two weeks past the reply by date!
Post # 8
On a slightly different note, I once received an invitation that was completely sliced and shredded! Like, as if Edward Scissor Hands had gotten a hold of it. All the pieces arrived in our mailbox inside of a plastic bag. :/
Post # 9
@LoveMikey: haha! Well, when one came back to my parent’s house my dog got to it before we could…and there are tooth holes right through.
Post # 10
@LoveMikey: maybe it was suppose to be a puzzle? I know it wasn’t but.