moving while planning.. advice please!!!

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
585 posts
Busy bee

Do you have an alternative address you could use as the return address? Like a parent? Or could you use your current and have the RSVP online? (kinda informal, but a lot of people are doing it..)

We just bought a house and moved between sending STDs and Invites and I used my sister’s address for the STDs return address (just incase it got sent back for some reason). I would not rely on the postal service to fwd RSVPs. it’s hard enough to get people to send them. Even 1 getting lost would  be a hassle. I’ve already lost so much mail in the 1 month we’ve been living in our new house because of this.

Post # 3
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Banquet hall

I’m in the same prediciment! July 2015 wedding, January move, sending out STDs before the move and invites right after the move. I’m just going to rely on the post office. I’m moving several states, but since you’ll be just downstairs, could you possibly mention to the new tenant that you’re expecting wedding replies if any are misdirected? Or leave a note in the back of the mailbox if you think the unit will be vacant for awhile? Otherwise, you could look to see how much a PO box would be for a few months…

Post # 6
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I was going to say a PO Box

Post # 7
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If you’re sending STDs you don’t need to send invites until April at the earliest, no matter if it’s down the road of a different continent. I wouldn’t respond to an invite sent 6 months in advance. Just wait until after you move. 

Post # 8
585 posts
Busy bee


I would agree with PPs. If you are sending STDs, include your website on the STD and have the accomodation/any other info the out of towners may need in advance on the site.

You don’t need to SEND the invites until about 5-6 weeks before your wedding date. That way they will receive them and have 4-5 weeks to respond. Your out of town guests will already know all of the info, and they will already know if they are planning on coming or not. You will have plenty of time after Feb. to send them.

If you still want to send them sooner and you want to control the RSVP list, I recommend getting a PO box. I DO NOT recommend relying on the postal service to FWD. I guaruntee they will lose some and it will be more trouble than it’s worth to follow up with people.

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