Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Sigh of relief!

I dropped my invitations in the mail yesterday. That was an incredible relief! I must say the folks at the Arlington post office were super nice and made sure that I had the correct postage and everything.

Sepaking of correct postage, there was another bride with me in the post office who had a really unfortunate incident. She bought the wrong postage and had already stamped her 200 invitations just to get to the window to be told her size envelopes needed more postage. I felt so bad for her and ended up helping her re-stamp her invitations in the post office so she could get them out in time.

I did run into a little snag--I am sending invitations to England. I am still waiting on stamps from England to put on the RSVPs. This was due to poor planning on my part. Here I am assembling a million little pieces of paper not even realizing that I had no return stamps from the countries I was sending invitaions to! So now I am waiting to get my UK stamps so I can send out a few more invitations.

So be sure to get the right postage! Bring one invitation to the post office to have them weigh it before you splurge on postage!

And if you're sending invitations overseas and you plan on paying for the return postage, get postage from that country:-) It's taken about a week and a half since I purchased the UK stamps. This puts me a little under 7 weeks to get the invites out to my overseas guests.

Hope everyone's planning is going well!

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Blogger Unknown said...

Wait! So you have to get stamps for the return envelopes from that country? We have folks being invited from England and Australia! :( Maybe I should get them now? WDYT?

Wednesday, August 05, 2009 1:39:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Fairfax said...

yeah that never would have occurred to me! fortunately we don't have anyone overseas on the guest list.

congrats on getting your invites out though! I'm finally almost to the save-the-date time..

Wednesday, August 05, 2009 3:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just posted something about it in response to you Miss Glen Echo!

It didn't even occur to me until I was putting things together and I was like, "wait...I can't put this US stamp on the RSVP being mailed from the UK!" It was such a "duh" moment.

I know it is difficult with the UK, so I suggest purchasing an international reply coupon from the USPS. Check with Australia's postal service. You might be able to purchase postage online and have it sent to you--but they might have a similar mail system as the UK.

Good luck and let us know if you got the stamps!!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009 10:43:00 PM  

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