Do I have to include postage on my rsvps?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Would you include a stamp with your rsvp if you offer a website to rsvp as well?
    Yes : (87 votes)
    87 %
    No : (13 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    6953 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Waitingbee57:  If you’re having RSVP cards at all, yes I would say stamp them. If you want to avoid the extra expense just do an online only RSVP. Really, I think if I received your invite I’d just head online because the liklihood I have a stamp is pretty slim 🙂 

    Post # 4
    239 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Eh, you should probably provide postage, just because, even if you do, some people will STILL not get back to you by your deadline.  If you don’t include it, I think you’ll have even more people to track down by phone, email, etc. to get an answer out of them.  It’ll probably reduce stress for you in the long run to make it as easy as possible on everyone else.

    Post # 5
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t think you’re ever obligated to attach postage… You just run the risk that no one will RSVP!

    We did online RSVPs, and only half of our guests actually bothered to! The rest “assumed we’d know they were coming”

    Post # 6
    4402 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If I were you, I would either say “please visit [website] to RSVP” and not also provide printed RSVP cards, or I would just do the printed cards + staped envelope, and not mention the website. It seems like one of the advatages of the website RSVP is that you wouldn’t have to deal with printing RSVP cards, buying stamps for people, etc. 

    Personally, I would just list the website and skip the card + envelope — everyone should be able to find a computer somewhere to RSVP online, right?

    If you stick with your original wording, then I actually would not stamp the envelopes, since people have the option to RSVP online. Just seems like it’d be a big waste of money for you.

    Very long answer to a simple question. 🙂


    Post # 7
    3202 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    You could give the website and a second option to call you? In case you’re worried about older people not being comfortable with the internet, haha.

    Post # 9
    2474 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Definitely include stamps if you’re sending out RSVP’s. People are lazy and will most likely forget to send it back if they have to put a stamp on it themselves. Sad but honest.

    Post # 10
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1994

    It will be in your favor to do so, for sure.

    Post # 11
    895 posts
    Busy bee

    I was going to do this and at the time my friend suggested putting stamps on the ones that we knew people would rather mail them. Basically just a handful of older people.

    Post # 12
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014



    I didnt know it was common to include stamps with your RSVP cards, and I thought I was be so clever in doing so.

    Post # 13
    4468 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Waitingbee57:  I didn’t actually do rsvps, but I believe including the stamp is standard.

    Post # 14
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    looks like you already made the call, but I would say if you believe you have enough people wanting to go old-school, skip the new technology option and apply stamps. Easier to keep track via one method (stack of cards, internet site) than having to do a spreadsheet staying on top of 2 sources.

    Post # 15
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Waitingbee57:  Yes I would say do online OR call only RSVP (that way your not so tech savvy great uncle who you may or may not be inviting has a familiar way to contact you and let you know) and just skip the rsvp cards altogether. 

    Post # 16
    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Waitingbee57:  I was having the exact same discussion in my head (I’m no help at all because I haven’t figured out what we should do yet). I’d like to have an online rsvp, but then I wonder if people will think thats weird and I should include a card. But if I did include a card, it should really have postage. And if it has postage, I’m going to be annoyed that the postage gets wasted. So I can’t do both. I’ll either have a card, and pay for postage, and deal, or I’ll do online and hope for the best!

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