Do I have to put a return address?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Use your current address, and have your mail forwarded to your new address. It’s free!

Post # 5
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We were in the same boat, so I used the return address as our parents’ … My side’s return address was to my mom’s, his side’s return address was to his parents’ house.

Post # 6
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Can you use someone else’s address, like your parents? You need to have one to know which invitations don’t make it to your guests. I would just put the current address and have your mail forwarded when you move. 

Post # 7
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’d just leave it blank. If they really need your address they’ll ask. You can put a return address on your proper invites

Post # 8
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Tbblount:  Use one of your parents address as the return address if possible (provided they’re not moving soon too!).  With all your moving around, the last thing you want to worry about is tracking down those RSVPs.  This might also help with hiding the fact that you two are already living together.

Post # 9
7039 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Tbblount:  Why do STDs need a return address? Just give a contact phone number (and email if you want) in case people have questions. Then have your new address when you send invites in a few months’ time.

Post # 11
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@paula1248:  In case they need to be returned to sender 🙂

Post # 12
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I wouldn’t risk any not being able to be returned if needed!

Post # 13
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@Lollybags:  good point! that way if any did need to be returned to sender, you would know to get the person’s proper address for the real invite. 

Post # 14
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - Old Mill Boathouse

You could always rent a PO Box for the time being, nobody would be the wiser!


Post # 15
3650 posts
Sugar bee

@happenstance:  Good idea, with the P.O. box. A small one wouldn’t be that expensive. I don’t know how many people use the return address to send gifts, though?



We didn’t have any save the date magnets returned, but my sister had 2. We’re re-checking our addresses, before the invitations go out. One of my sister’s invites just dissapeared – forwarding order had expired and it didn’t come back to my parents house. We think whoever lived at that address opened it, saw it wasn’t for them, and threw it out.

Since some people we primarily communicate with through cell phones, texting, and e-mail, including the annual holiday letter, it’s easy to fall behind, with current addresses.

Post # 16
6166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

either use one of your parents’ addresses or use your current address.


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