(Closed) DIY Issues– Addressing and RSVP Cards

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think that most people will look at the back of an invite, so I would recommend including the RSVP card, especially since they’re already done.  (I don’t think you’ll see a huge increase in postage.)

For the envelopes question–have you thought about using a belly band?  I’ve seen a lot of great invites around the hive where you add the detailed invite list (Mr. and Mrs. John Smith/Joe Smith and Susie Smith).  I know I’ve seen a couple of posts about what to do without a belly band with only an outer envelope, but I don’t remember what the suggestions were.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We didn’t have inner envelopes, so we made it clear who was invited by printing the guests names on the actual RSVP cards.  So while the outer envelope might read Mr and Mrs John Smith, the RSVP card would say Mr John Smith, Mrs John Smith, Katie Smith and Josh Smith with an area next to each for either decline or accept, plus their meal preference since we’re doing a sit down dinner. 

IDK if you printed your RSVP already or not, but it was really easy to create a template and then just insert the names for each template. 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My boss received a pocketfold invite without an inner envelope. They just put his name and “Guest” on the outer envelope. I think you could get away with it. On the first line, put the formal Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and maybe on the second line put “and Smith Family” for families with kids?

As far as your question about the RSVP web address, I think that sounds tacky. Not everyone gets on the internet, it might be more convenient for some to RSVP via response card (traditional). You could add a line that says, send us your response or RSVP online at our wedding website http://www.XYZ.com.

Although you want to save some money, I think you have to consider your guests too. My mom, who is not that old, hardly gets on the Internet, not to mention even older guests (like grandmas and grandpas)…just a thought.

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