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#11 jajajaja

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    Posted 17 March 2008 - 05:12 PM

    Honestly, I never pay attention to ettiquette. I could be the rudest person (unknowingly, of course) but I just think some of the "rules" are silly and outdated. It's a DW- you can break any rule you want because I don't think there are rules.

    However, I'm not sure I would have the patience to deliver 60. It would get OLD quick. Maybe have a invitation pre-party. They do it on MTV's Sweet Sixteen party show all the time. haha
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    #12 cheese_diva

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      Posted 17 March 2008 - 05:17 PM

      I would hand deliver.. especially if you LOVE your invites. That completely sucks! I don't think the US has postal regulations like that.. I know there's an additional charge for square envelopes but boxes are hand cancelled and not ran through a machine.. my postage was just based on weight. I never thought about the height! So sorry that happened to you...
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      #13 Chiquita

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        Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:13 PM

        Oh that sucks.. I would probably hand deliver too if I REALLY loved the invites that much. Where are you getting married BTW?

        #14 MelissaH

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          Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:28 PM

          I would totally hand deliver them - I think it adds a more personal touch!

          #15 sunnydaes

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            Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:29 PM

            how frustrating! can you modify them at all, are they completely unusable?

            #16 Can'tHardlyWait

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              Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:04 PM

              I dont know if you have already covered this, but what about using a different box... or one of those foamy envelopes?

              #17 lscilley

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                Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:15 PM

                Aww that sucks! I would try to get your money back since they were too big.

                #18 RyanAmanda

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                  Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:21 PM

                  I would do an invitation pre-party but then I would have to design invites for the pre party Plus, we just bought our first place and since it's a townhouse, it's a little too small to fit everyone (not to mention a mess with boxes right now!).

                  I guess it's just so frustration because I looked into the mailing regulations before hand and thought I was fine. I mean, the box should have made the cut off. Maybe I'll just drive across the border and mail them from Seattle...lol

                  Chiquita, we're getting married at the Grand Palladium in the Mayan Riviera! Originally we were going to go with Dreams but the GP was more reasonably priced and we have a lot of guests who are really working hard to even be able to afford the GP.

                  These are the boxes I'm using:
                  Pool A7 Box Mailer - Paper Source

                  I scoured the internet to find boxes that will fit something 5 by 7 and be 3/4 inch high at most and this was it. If anyone made 5 by 7 boxes that were 1/2 high, then I would be all over them. Most places the only boxes they sold were at least 1 1/2 inches.

                  #19 lyrebard

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                    Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:14 PM

                    Check here:
                    Paper Mart Packaging Store - Vari-Depth Literature Folder Mailing Boxes

                    You might also peruse some other pages on the site...papermart has a large selection. The ones above are interesting, since they actually let you determine the depth yourself, then tape closed. Not the prettiest boxes, but maybe worth a try if you're set on mailing rather than hand-delivery. =)

                    #20 lulubelle

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                      Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:47 PM

                      Do you have any friends/family in the States?

                      It might be cheaper (and easier) to mail all of your invites to someone in the States and have them send them out USPS. Just a thought?




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