Bridezilla Emerges ...
Okay, so I have yet to have a true "bridezilla" moment until this morning. I started of my day in a great mood; who wouldn't be glad to get 100 invitations in the mail and out of their hands?
To preface this story -- several people have told me to hand meter my envelopes so they are not fed through the electronic postage meter machine that could possibly mess up the calligraphy, the envelope, etc. I knew this would take some time, but I didn't care because I definitely didn't spend hours making my envelopes perfect for them to just get mooshed into some machine.
This morning, I eagerly march into the post office with my huge bag of invitations and kindly ask to use their postage stamper so that I can manually stamp each of my envelopes. News Flash- the post office no longer allows people to do this. Fine, I was okay with that ... errrr, so maybe it took me a minute to get over it, but whatever ...
Next, I ask my friendly post office man to make sure that my one stamp per envelope (it took me forever to stamp all of those envelopes!) is okay for the weight requirement of my envelope. Please keep in mind that I did this procedure with him TWO days before with all of my enclosures and he assured me that one 42 cent stamp was fine. Second news flash- I now needed to add a 17 cent stamp to each of my envelopes that had already been stamped with a beautiful 42 cent heart stamp. Somehow, in the two days since I had my envelope weighed the weight changed (who knew tissue paper weighed anything?!). Okay, so now I was really getting flustered. Post office friend proceeds to tell me that the only 17 cent stamp they offer is one with a lovely bright blue RAM image ... no hearts, no flowers, my only choice was a freakin' RAM. So, after all of this, I had to go back and add an additional RAM stamp to my beautiful envelopes.
Oh well, I'm over it. I realize my invitation envelopes are trivial in the grand scheme of my wedding. I was just angered at the sudden change in the weight of my envelope that led to me needing to add an additional stamp.
Finally, after sitting in the post office lobby for an hour adding my blue rams, I sent out the dang things this afternoon! Off they went into the unknown dirty "mail bin" that was probably gross and filled with dust!
Let this be a lesson to all of you future brides-to-be ... 1) You can no longer hand meter your stamped envelopes, and 2) Make sure to wait until EVERYTHING is on the envelope to have it weighed because apparently it can change ...
Please get a laugh from this :
My perfect heart stamps:
My RAM stamp: