Most of our invites are going to be handed out by us personally; some people were actually surprised when I mentioned mailing some. We’re mailing invites to different parts of Mexico, USA, Canada, one to Scotland, and maybe one Nicaragua (maybe we’ll email that one). USA and Canada are not a big deal because we’ll just cross the border and mail them from Arizona—piece of cake. The problem is the ones going within Mexico.
See, as bad as it sounds, I don’t trust the Mexican postal service—they’ve lost and mistreated too many packages for me to believe in them. Even Mr. Toadstool’s cousin, who got married a few years ago, told us to email them their invite because, when she got married, almost half her invites were lost in transit.
Another reason to distrust them? In March I sent my BMs their “Would you be my bridesmaid?” packages:
I just added the address labels on top and taped the lid.
Of the three I sent, only one made it to its destination—the other two? They came back, over two months later, looking like this:
It looks like someone stomped on it multiple times! And there are way more marks on the back.
Yes, I took my time to go to the post office and ask for an explanation. They told me they can’t help the way packages are treated while in transit—well, thank you for being of no use, ma’am.
The thing is, we don’t have another option. We could send them through a private delivery company (like UPS), but their prices are so ridiculous I don’t really think we can (or want to) afford it. What is left is to mail these babies and brace myself for the worst while hoping for the best. I’ll make sure to take a picture of each invite, and if they don’t make it to their destinations within a week and a half, I’ll email the recipient the picture with an apology, letting them know that they are invited, but the postal service refuses to cooperate with our cause.
Did you struggle when mailing invitations? Were you uneasy about their fate in the mail?