Post # 1
I’m getting ready to mail out our invitations for our upcoming wedding. Our invitation is made up really heavystock paper, and it also has a pocket with a few inserts.
I took them to post office, and it’s just a matter of whether the invitation go through this little rectangular shape which measure the thickness of the envelope to be less than 1/4 inches. one post office holds my invitation and puts it through, and it did and they quoted me $1.06, while the post office near my house says that they can’t push it through, it has to fall through on its own, quoting me 2.07 since it’s considered a “parcel”.
Has this happened to anyone? I would very much prefer to pay 1.06 since everything adds up, but don’t want my invitations to be returned. Should I just bite my tongue and pay the extra dollar? Sorry, i don’t get why trivial things get to me. =
Post # 3
Why not try sending one to yourself as a trial? Then if it gets returned at least it wasn’t all of them
Post # 4
I’d either 1. send one to yourself as a sample and/or 2. go to the post office that quoted you the lower price and send them from there.
ETA: How many do you have? Might be worth just paying the extra dollar for 25, but not for 200, ya know?
Post # 5
I would also do a trial run where you send it to yourself using the lower price. However, I would get the $1.06 stamps (not sure how many you’ll need to get to that amount) and mail it from a stand-alone mailbox (those blue ones that in front of buildings and such).
Post # 6
To be honest, I’d go with the higher one. There have been too many screw-ups with the post office posted on here for me to think that it’ll just go through…
Post # 8
Yeah, my understanding was that the post office delivering the mail will also check to make sure it’s fully postage paid, not just the entry one. So if 60% say this $1 is fine for postage and 40% say hey it doesn’t feed itself through, this should have been $2 in postage, you have a pretty big nightmare. But maybe that’s only for parcels and not mail?
Post # 9
I agree. I personally wouldn’t risk it. When it comes to your wedding invitations, better safe than sorry!
Post # 10
I would likely get a third opinion from a different post office. You may have been dealing with someone who is new or ill informed (happened to me at a postal outlet).
I kind of have to ask though–is that really your wedding date, and you have your invites printed already? Or are you basing this on a sample?
I’ve read too many threads here about venues going out of business/burning down to have have the courage to have my invites printed a year in advance. Just something to consider.
Post # 11
no that’s not my wedding date, wedding date is January 11 2014. =) Okay, I guess I’ll bite the bullet and pay $2.07. Ouch! =( Thanks ladies!