Post # 1
I am printing and assembling my invitations and have already messed it up. I printed the response card envelopes (addressed to me) as follows:
Firstname Lastname [forgot the "Ms."]
123 Anywhere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230 [Did not write out "Maryland"]
After printing 100, I realized I should have included a title and spelled out the state name. But since I didn’t, do you think it’s better to keep the invitation addresses consistent (but wrong), or do them correctly and risk having the RSVP card envelope look strange?
My fiancee thinks this is such a minor issue that only I will notice. If it matters, I printed directly on the envelopes with a handwriting/calligraphy font, and the invitation wording is slightly on the formal side ("request the pleasure of your company" blah blah) – but homemade, not fancy letterpress or engraving. Thanks in advance for the help!
Post # 3
My feeling is that no one will notice! I wouldn’t!
Post # 4
Wouldn’t the postal office prefer the way that you have it now, with the abbreviated state?
I think that if people will notice anything concerning the addressing, it’ll be their own info on the outer envelope. Go looser (yet correct, and I think you got acceptable formatting) with the RSVP envelopes.
Okay, I found the USPS – Addressing Tips & Tools concerning their preferred formatting (scroll down to the pictures). On the one hand, USPS formatting cares about functional, not "pretty". On the other hand, pretty is more for the outer envelope.
Post # 5
Since they are the reply cards, I think its fine! People won’t really even notice the address on those cards– they will notice THEIR address. And then they’ll just RSVP and stick it in the envelope!
I wouldn’t worry! Its not a big enough mistake to change them all!
Do you have more to do? If so, you could always change it up for the ones that you have left. Afterall, its not like people will be comparing their reply card envelopes with one another!
Post # 6
Thank you for all the responses! I think you (and FI) are all right – this is not that big of a deal and most people won’t notice the response envelopes, they’ll just fill out the card and stick it in the mail. Thanks again.