Post # 1
A. How do you feel about hand delivered invites?
B. If you hand deliver them, would it be safe to assume they will hand deliver back? (…would you pre-stamp those RSVPs still?)
My circumstances: College friends. We see them everyday, the return date will be while school is still in session, on the same campus, max walk is 10 minutes across campus, our campus mail is really sketchy…
Post # 3
Hand-delivered is fine, I guess. I think it could be hard coordinating schedules and getting them to everyone around the same time. I also think that you should not expect them hand-delivered back to you, despite sketchy mail service.
Post # 4
I hand delivered mine…But they were boxes, and I didn’t really like wrapping them. I did wrap some in kraft paper, and tied it with twine, but I loved dropping by the houses of my guest with my invitation that I adored. It seemed almost fancier and more formal than the mail. Anyway, I did not expect them to be handed back to me, nor did I want it. It was much better for organization to be mailed back to me so I included a self addressed stamped RSVP envelope.
Post # 5
There’s nothing wrong with hand delivering or returning.
I don’t think you should expect them all to be hand returned though. If there’s a phone number or email address included I don’t think it’s neccessary for those ones to be pre-stamped.
If you have problems with mail, what are your plans for people who aren’t on campus? I assume it still goes through campus mail to get to you.
Post # 6
@AB Bride: The mail going off campus is fine, but it’s silly and can take a long time for a postcard to leave campus, go to a post office, get processed and sent back to the same place, you know?
Incoming mail should not be an issue, it’s mostly the intial delivery I’m worried about (Apartment numbers, etc). It just seems silly to pay so much money to put them through the USPS and acquire everyone’s addresses…
Post # 7
@MissOtter: Your campus doesn’t have intercampus mail delivery?!
Post # 8
I plan to hand deliver the invites to my coworker friends. I see them every day! I do know most of their addresses since I’ve been to their houses, but it’s easier just to give them out at the office. I’ll probably stamp the RSVP envelopes though.
Post # 9
@MissOtter: I would still include the stamp – they might want to mail it. Honestly, I’d mail it to anyone who does check their mail regularly. It’s fun to receive invitations in the mail. There’s nothing wrong with hand delivered though; my parents requested we just hand deliver it, because going to their mail box is a … thing.
Post # 10
@AB Bride: Noooope. Only between academic buildings…I know, right?