| Originally Posted by Opice34 |
I just reading through the posts to see when you guys sent out your invites....have all o fyou already sent them out? And it looks like most of you gave 6 weeks for a response? Is that standard?
I was planning to send them out the first week of July, but now I'm thinking I need to get on things and send them out earlier! Yikes!
These invitations also led to me to my first "bridezilla" moment. I really wanted the invitations to look nice, but our budget didn't allow ordering expensive invitations so I went the DIY route. I was pretty happy with how they turned out, but after putting them together we ran out of ribbon. Since we were already behind getting them together we just used what we had and I still had some raffia ribbon left from the bottles so there are a bunch that will be getting different ribbon. I wasn't too concerned about it because I actually ended up liking the way the raffia ribbon looked better. FI had taken one of the samples to the post office about a week ago to find out the postage and the lady measured it twice and said .59. FI also said there was a guy in line after him with the same size envelope and she told him .59 too. He called me while he was still at the post office and I thought it sounded too low so I told him to have her check it again and she said the same price. So we ordered stamps with our logo from stamps.com. We got 4 sheets with the .59 rate and 4 sheets with the .42 for the RSVP cards. They came in on Friday so we were able to stamp everything, put the ribbon on and stuff them so I could take them to the post office on Saturday. I was really happy with how the stamps turned out. The colors of our logo matched almost perfectly to the color of the envelopes and it looked really nice together. Now on to my bridezilla moment. I get to the post office on Saturday to drop them off and the guy at the counter takes one out and weighs it, and then takes out this cardboard thing with a slit in it and put the invitation inside and then tells me I don't have enough postage. I preceded to tell him that is impossible because my FI was just there a week ago with the same invitation and the lady checked it twice and told him .59. He said because of the size of the envelope that there was an extra charge. The weight was .59, but because of the size it was more. The lady my FI dealt with obviously didn't measure it, and I asked to speak with someone else. I felt it was there mistake. I didn't just order .59 stamps online for the hell of it. They were not helping at all so I ended having to buy .41 stamps to add on there. Then I called my FI and started crying because I was all upset. Now, I don't know why something as stupid as stamps got me so worked up, but here I was in the parking lot of the post office crying because I had to put a purple love stamp next to our personalized ones. I felt so dumb!
So my advice to you is if you are going to order personalized stamps make sure the postage is correct unless you don't care about purple stamps.