(Closed) RSVP / Reply cards lost in mail?!?!?! Help!

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are you close with any of these people? can you have them mail you something else and see if you get it?

Post # 5
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

What size is the envelope? If it’s tiny maybe it’s not going through the post office machines? That’s my only guess.

Post # 7
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I’ve noticed mail is taking one additional day than normal…. 

Do you have and extra one you can mail yourself today?

Post # 8
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Before you printed them up, did you check to see whether they fit within postal regulations? I think there is such a thing as “too small to mail,” and that might be it … or they could just be falling to the bottom of the mail bags. 2.5″x2.5″ is pretty tiny.

Yup, just checked: the USPS has a minimum letter size of 3.5″ x5″. Any way you can contact your invitees and ask them to R.s.v.p. another way?

Post # 9
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’d have your Maid/Matron of Honor mail you a postccard or something, just to check. 


Post # 10
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is a little after the fact, but here is a link to the postal regulations for mailing sizes. http://postcalc.usps.com/PopUps/Letter.htm. Had you checked the size with the post office? According to this, the envelope can’t be any smaller than 3.5″ x 5″…that might be your issue if they are in fact 2.5″ envelopes.

If they are lost and don’t meet the requirments, sorry this happened! Not sure how big your guest list is, but maybe you can alert everyone to RSVP another way, such as online if you have a wedding site setup.

Post # 11
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What’s to stress about? Why not just call those whose RSVP’s you haven’t received?

If the invitations have already been sent out, there’s not much you can do to change that right?

I plan on calling everyone who hasn’t sent, or we haven’t received, their RSVP’s

I could be wrong though… that my thinking?

Post # 13
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@drosen81:  do you have an RSVP card you can take the post office and ask if they see any problems with it??  If they say no, then mail one to yourself and see what happens…. 

Post # 15
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Good luck! USPS really sucks at times…they lost at least 7 of my invitations. I mailed them about 2.5 months ago, and one of them JUST came back to my parents’ house YESTERDAY. There’s nothing wrong with it, either…and where the heck was it for two and a half months? Uuuuuuggggghhhhh the post office suuuuuuucks. 

but hopefully you’ll see them start to turn up in a few days!

Post # 16
19 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

Another thought: Check with your neighbors! We got maybe 1 RSVP a week, so I finally asked some of my neighbors, as I live in apartments too. I walked away with about 20 RSVPs they just had sitting in their junk mail bins. It’s unfortunate, but if people get mail that’s not theirs, they usually either throw it out or just put it in a junk mail pile. I went through the run around with the post office too, filing 2 complaints…mail has been making it into my box more often since then.

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