(Closed) Tips from USPS Employee-help your invite get their in once piece!

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Post # 77
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Newbee

@MissFireFlower:  This is amazingly insightful. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this information!!

Post # 78
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Good to know. Thanks so much!

Post # 79
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

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@MissFireFlower:  

it might take longer to arrive, depending on how ‘curvy’ it is. Sometimes with the really scripty, curvy fonts the computer has a hard time reading it and it gets kicked into the rejected pile a lot.If it’s really difficult for you to read, the computer won’t have an easier time
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What does it mean if it goes to the ‘rejected pile’ in this case.  Does that mean they just get hand sorted?


Post # 80
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC

commenting to save this!

Post # 81
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MissFireFlower I am using envelopes that are a dark silver color with black ink to send my invitations. Is a dark color ok for an outer envelope, or are they hard for the machines to read and possibly get sent back? Thanks!

Post # 82
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

just in case anyone else is thinking about string-closure envelopes: we just sent ours out and it seems to have been successful.  here’s what we had:

-all the invite stuff inside a string-tie inner envelope (like the one I posted above).

-that envelope inside a heavy-duty outer envelope (the thickness of a paper bag, so not suuper rugged, but not very rip-able)

-everything was about 1.1 ounces, so it needed 66c

 

there were no problems with these going through the machines, though in a couple of cases we’re seeing that a reply card has a little circular indentation in it, presumably because the little gromet on the string tie envelope got smooshed into the rsvp card by a machine.  I’m fine with that, but if you care about this you might want to put an extra layer in between the inside gromet of the inner envelope and the invitation pieces.

 

 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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Post # 84
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@MissFireFlower:  Thank you so much for your insight!  Is it ok to put the return label on the back flap of the envelope?

Thank you!!

Post # 85
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Just got back from the post office and they told me that since my return address is printed on the back it might get sent to me rather than the person it’s addressed to if it gets put through the machine backwards. Have you ever heard of this happening? The only option for return address printing when I ordered my invites was on the back flap. Frown There was no way to get the reply address on the front, I didn’t want to do any type of labels and hand writing my return address 120 some odd times after addressing 120 some odd invites. And of course I’ve already ordered the invites! And now I’m freaking out….

Post # 86
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@MissFireFlower:  replying to tag and follow. This is such sage advice and is very timely for me as I prepare to send invites soon!

Post # 87
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I am really glad this thread got bumped! Such good advice and still helpful! 🙂 I bookmarked it for later!

Post # 88
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am glad this got bumped too! Such helpful information, thank you for sharing! I agree, all brides should read this before ordering invites!

Post # 89
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MissFireFlower:  Wow you are a WEALTH of information.  I’m going to push my luck and see if you could give me any insight on this…

I ordered my escort cards from Toronto Canada to ship to Michigan.  They are in a small box.  They’ve been stuck at Chicago (I’m guessing the customs/international mail area) for over a week.  Do you know how long it usually takes for customs to get a package out and moving?  It said “shipment processed through facility” but that’s it.  Wedding is 3 weeks away but I’m still afraid they’ll hold onto it for months!

 

Any insight would be wonderful.  Or should I call?  

 

Post # 90
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Is MissFlower ever coming back to answer the questions?

Has she been on the board lately?

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