It used to be the case that when invitations were properly mailed using first class postage they would start to appear in guests mail boxes within 2 to 3 days. Please know, that is no longer true!
A couple of weeks ago I mailed the invitations for a client's wedding and the result was frustrating to say the least. Everything was done properly from having the envelopes checked and weighed 3 times to make sure we had the correct postage to delivering them directly to the post office and having them hand cancelled to avoid any possible problem.
It wound up taking 12 days for the invitations to begin arriving in guests' mailboxes. I have to tell you this created a lot of anxiety not knowing why the invitations were delayed.
I felt the need to share this story in order to give you a heads up when sending invitations. I recommend that you add an extra 2 weeks to the process to ensure that your guests receive them in time and to help avoid the anxiety that we experienced.
It was definitely a lesson learned, thank you USPS!
Until next time...