Bride Says USPS Lost Almost All of Her Wedding Invitations: 'Seemed To Have Vanished Into Thin Air'

Gillian Shea revealed that of the 85 wedding invitations she sent out in August, only three made it to their destinations

<p>Getty</p> Stock photo of a wedding invitation


Stock photo of a wedding invitation

A Massachusetts woman is wondering what exactly happened to her wedding invitations after she mailed them out.

Gillian Shea, a soon-to-be bride based near Boston, is claiming that the United States Postal Service lost 82 of the 85 total invitations she send out for her upcoming wedding, and she told local ABC affiliate WCVB all about the apparent mishap.

In August, Shea visited the Roslindale Post Office, weighed her invitations, made sure they had proper postage and shipped them out to their respective destinations, she said.

Since then, she explained that only three of the invites have arrived at their destination.

"The fact that they just seemed to have vanished into thin air is pretty frustrating," Shea told WCVB. "It'll make for a fun story, I guess. But right now, it doesn't feel so fun."

Getty Images Stock photo of a USPS delivery truck
Getty Images Stock photo of a USPS delivery truck

After the invitations went missing, Shea and her fiancé spent more money to have them sent out electronically — after already dropping $500 on the now lost physical invites.

The bride also noted that there was no pattern in terms of the three invites that were delivered. All of the invitations were shipped to different places: Scituate, Massachusetts, Long Island and Upstate New York.

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"The overall answer was ‘We have no idea,’" Shea said she the USPS told her of the reported mishap. "’Your guess is as good as ours.’"

Shea ultimately filed a claim to find out where the invites went, but has been unsuccessful in finding an answer. PEOPLE reached out to a spokesperson for the USPS about the lost mail, but did not receive an immediate response.

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Despite the mishap, the couple still has one copy of their original wedding invite in their possession. "We're going to keep it for a whole memento of what never happened, I guess," Shea said.

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