Hand Cancelling Wedding Invitations
Ohhh, USPS. As if getting our invitations wasn’t enough stress, our wonderful Postal Service thought they’d add some insult to injury.
You may recall, our invites have twine tied around them, which obviously causes the envelope to become bumpy. This is something to consider because 1. If it’s too bumpy, it could rip the envelope as it goes through the machine. 2. It costs a little bit more if it doesn’t fit in the guidelines that the US Postal Service sets for a regular ol’ stamp. With that in mind, I purchased the two ounce, 68 cent stamp, thinking it’s best to have more postage than not enough.
That still leaves the matter of the sorting machine…a few more Google searches and I thought I found a solution: hand cancelling wedding invitations! Not familiar with the term? Mrs. Warbler has a lovely explanation for you. My research made me wary, however, because lots of people mention having some difficulties getting a consistent answer on what’s needed. The internet didn’t lie, because I had a hell of a time getting an explanation. On a rainy Saturday morning I plastered my biggest excited smile on and walked into a million different post offices trying to get the information I needed. OK. It was only five, but still…