(Closed) International RSVPs?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m glad you posted this because I was wondering the exact same thing!!!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m totally tagging to this post as well!!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters

American postage won’t work, just as foreign postage won’t work in the states.  We had 27 invites going to Canada, and I just ordered stamps from Canada Post’s website.  We had one invite going to Australia and sadly I didn’t put any return postage on that one.

If you have the time, and if they’re all from the same country, I’d say to try ordering some stamps. You might be able to get singles? It took about a week and a half for Canada Post to get our package to me; other countries might take a little longer.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maybe some of us Canadian brides should swap stamps with some of you American brides! LOL!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We didn’t have time to order foreign stamps once we realized this dilemna. Plus we would have had to order postage from 5 different countries – it would have been complicated. We sent them blank, so our guests will have to send their rsvp with their own postage. I felt bad doing it, but it was the best solution for us given our time constraints.

It is good to know they can be ordered online, though. Next time, maybe for our big 10 anniversary year bash, I’ll do that! 😉

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had only a few rsvps going internationally so I just left the postage off.  They all ended up e-mailing me to respond anyway.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters

Skibobrown, did you DIY your invites?  Maybe you can make a cute little card in lieu of an RSVP card that directs them to an email to RSVP?  It’s just an idea.  Otherwise, it would be perfectly acceptable to mail them without postage!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I left the RSVP without postage, knowing that we’d be corresponding with our few international guests via email and Skype, so I wasn’t worried about getting their response. I did want to make sure they got an actual invitation though. 

For sending them the actual invitation, I just went to the post office and they printed out a postage thing and I sent them that way. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Doubt that any of you gals are sending out invites to folks in The Netherlands – but if you are and could use some Dutch stamps, send me a msg and I am sure we can work something out =)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am in the process of trying to get french and english stamps…   I just need to make a phone call but I am lazy.

I may end up sending them without stamps.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just put a handwritten note with their invitation that says “to RSVP please email us or visit our website (if you are doing online RSVPs).”

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

For Canadian Bees – you can go to Canada Post and buy a pre-paid voucher that your international guests can take to their local post office and exchange for a stamp..the downside is that they are $4 a pop, and it doesn’t cost that much to send mail back overseas.  You’re basically paying for convenience.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Btw, I don’t think international guests would mind paying the postage to send you back the RSVP. I know I wouldn’t. It’s just one stamp after all 🙂 And if they are actually traveling all the way over to attend your wedding, those something cents really aren’t a big deal compared to the rest of their expenses so I doubt they’d even think about it twice.

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