(Closed) sending out invitations…quoted differently by 2 different post offices! help!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
2868 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
13892 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1934 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@abbie017:  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
13561 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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@abbie017:  I agree. I personally wouldn’t risk it. When it comes to your wedding invitations, better safe than sorry!

Post # 10
1227 posts
Bumble bee

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.

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