Post # 1
I have a feeling I’ll have a ton of invite questions.
So, on my STDs I had our return address done with an embossing plate, and put the return address on the back flap. I plan on doing the same for my invites.
Am I ‘allowed’ to emboss our address on the RSVP envelope? I.e. will the post office take an envelope that has the ‘to’ address embossed?
I just need to know before I buy a new embossing plate with our new address.
Post # 4
Hmm, I think this is a tricky one, since embossing does not include the ink, it just raises the paper, right?
I would test this to see if a return address will work – take an envelope (preferrable the same color and size as your RSVPs), emboss your address on it and send it to yourself. Seriously! This is the true test.
We ordered a return address stamp from Emilie Friday, and was concerned about it too. We sent a letter to ourselves using the stamp and it worked (even if the ink had smeared…whoops!)
Post # 5
@neontl: oh thank you! I will definitely try sending it to myself!
Post # 6
I’m going to say no to this one. I doubt the post office will accept it. Even if you test your local post office, guests are probably not all mailing your RSVP back to you from the same post office. While one may make it back to you, others may not. But again, I bet if you asked the post office personnel they would tell you no. I wouldn’t risk it.
This is from USPS.com in regards to addressing your mail:
Print or type clearly with a pen or permanent marker so the address is legible from an arm’s length away.
Post # 7
@vaness13181: you’re totally right on here.
The post office won’t accept a blind embossed address on the front of an envelope. It’s not as big of a deal when it’s the :return” address, because the postal machines are only electronically reading the “send to” address on the front of the envelope. The computer needs contrast between the ink and paper to do this, so a blind emboss wouldn’t show up on the reader and would get kicked back out of the machine. This means you’ll have most of your rsvp’s lost in postal twilight zone, a total nightmare! For quickest delivery, they adivse using light color envelopes (think white or cream) with dark color ink. Crazy, huh? I never would have thought your envelope color could effect how quick it’d be delivered!
Post # 8
@simplifiedbride: okay thanks ladies, I was just trying to avoid the silly printer jams in my future.
I’ll just have to suck it up!
Post # 9
This was very helpful. Thanks!