OK, I know that sound really silly- but not nearly as silly as what followed.
Yesterday I was in the post office waiting in line, minding my own businessâ€¦
And the young woman about three people in line ahead of me wants to order wedding stamps â€“
Clerk #1 has none and refers her to clerk #2 (the really LOUD ONE)â€¦
Who also doesnâ€™t have any â€“ but can order them and have them in two daysâ€¦.
Clerk: â€œHow many do you need?â€™
Bride: â€œ100 â€“ do you have a book or something that shows the kinds you haveâ€
Clerk: â€œNo, just have the purple love stamps â€“ you can use those for the inskirt envelope- and youâ€™ll need the pink love stamps for the outskirt envelope cause theyâ€™re .58 eachâ€
Ok, now Iâ€™m not sure with out seeing the invitation, knowing the size shape or weight of the envelope HOW she knew it would only need .58 postageâ€¦
Because a 2 ounce envelope goes up to about .75 â€“
But â€œinskirt and outskirtâ€?
It was all I could do not to bust out laughingâ€¦
And of course first day back after the holiday â€“ and 29 degrees and windyâ€¦.Iâ€™m not in wedding planner mode â€“ ball cap, havenâ€™t shaved, jeans, sweatshirtâ€¦
Not the look you want to stop this bride on spin and sayâ€™ excuse me, butâ€¦â€
So alasâ€¦ unless she is a local reader of The Queen of Hearts Blogâ€¦ sheâ€™s bound to have some invitations returned.
Moral of the story: Take your invitations- â€˜inskirtâ€™ envelope with response card, and a full set to the post office and have it weighed! Then order the stamps â€“ waiting a day to mail them and having the correct postage will be worth the wait.