Post # 1
I’m in the process of putting together my wonderful invites and I wanted to include a small ribbon tied in a bow…
that is until last night when I thought that it might add an extra postage cost to my invites or cause them to get stuck in a machine somewhere…
Just to clear up any confusion- the knot/bow simply feels like the size of a small soft-ish rhinestone that is a bit mobile within the envelope.
Should I move forward with the bows? Does any one have any experience with these going through the mail?
Post # 3
I had bows. The absolute best thing would be to bring a complete invitation, with bow, to the post office today. They have a board that they will put your invite through to see if it fits. If it does, you’re good. They will also weigh it to see what you need for postage.
Post # 4
Hand canceling is VERY cheap. For mine (in Philly) it was the 50 are free, and then 5 cents for each additional invite. I think they also look much better than running them through the machine.
Post # 5
I wrapped my pocketfold in bakers twine tied with a bow and they all arrived fine and intact. Since bakers twine is thinner than ribbon, I would say mine is slightly less bumpy than yours. I didn’t pay extra for hand cancelling, however, the max I ever took to the post office in one sitting was about 30 (not intentionally, but I just didn’t finish assembling them all in one sitting). In my area, even when the envelope is correctly hand-cancelled, it still gets run through the machine. With a pocketfold, invitation suite, and twine, I put two forever stamps on my envelopes for postage. if you are very concerned, I would take one assembled one (doesn’t have to be sealed but do include the envelope) to the post office to get a price quote and to have the check on your knot issue. They have a board with a slit cut into it that they will “insert” your invitation through. If it fits in the slit, then you are good to go. If it doesn’t, then it will be swapped to the package rate.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
@BrooklynWife: I LOVEEEEE YOUR CALLIGRAPHY!
Post # 7
Thanks, @eagle! It was some lady in North Carolina (I think)—she literally took the font from my invitation and replicated it. Here’s her site, if you are looking for a calligrapher:
She was actaully WAY cheaper than some other quotes we got—and super fast, too!
Post # 8
I am also having ribbon, I mailed myself my own invitations from my parents place. It still looked great, even though it was run through the machine.