Post # 1
ohmyGod… I sent out my invitations yesterday, and then today, when it was obviously too late, I realized that I didn’t put a stamp on the response card envelopes!! And this is from the girl that spends hours scrutinizing over every wedding detail on the Internet. Guess I overlooked this one
Did I do a bad, bad thing? Or are times-a-changin’ with the rising cost of stamps?
Post # 3
Let me be the first to post hopefully…I think a lot of Bee’s will think this is the end of the world….I think’s it’s okay. Don’t stress yourself out about it too much. I didn’t even know you’re suposed to stamp em, til joining the bee.
There are worse things that could happen : )
Post # 4
I wrote this exact same post a few months ago! Don’t worry, mistakes happen 🙂
I ended up sending out an apology email to those people who I thought might care more than others, but truthfully most people said I was being silly for feeling bad.
Make sure you have a back up for getting RSVPs though. I ended up having to call most people because I only got about 10 RSVP cards back out of 150 invites out, just to give you an idea.
It’s not the end of the world though. Another bee gave me a cute idea of adding a stamp to the favors as a little inside joke to those people who might have been miffed about paying for their own stamp 🙂
Post # 5
I agree, I’m sure most people will realize it’s an oversight.
I’m so afraid I’ll do that too!
Post # 6
Don’t stress about it. It is too late know.
Maybe let a gossip in the family know you forgot and then everyone will know!
Post # 7
The biggest reason IMO to put a stamp on your RSVP cards is so you actually GET an RSVP card! Some people can’t be arsed to go to the post office.
Post # 8
Maybe you can set up a site for people to RSVP online… that way they dont have to be “inconvenienced” by the missing stamp.
Post # 9
Smart idea, @destiny1120:!
Not the end of the world, but good to be prepared to make phone calls, like @west.coast.blonde: said.
As an invitation receiving guest, something like a missing stamp would definitely be less of a faux-pas than including registry info! The majority of people probably will not care.
Post # 10
i didnt know i was supposed to stamp them till i joined the bee either. both my cousins invited me and never stamped their rsvps. it cracked me up cus i was severly pregnant and the post office was the last place i wanted to be standing so i just called them to tell them i was coming lol.
Post # 11
I plan to do this on accident =) Instead encouraging people to use our website RSVP!
Post # 12
Let me tell you a secret … I wish I hadn’t put stamps on the damn cards in the first place! I didn’t want to, but my parents insisted saying it was ‘proper’. They even went out and purchased all of the stamps for us! I wish that hadn’t because it was a total waste of their money, as hardly anyone sent the cards by mail. We asked everyone to RSVP by mail and email (I know it sounds like overkill, but the RSVPs were going to my parents in Canada to save on postage, and the emails were for us living in the UK). I figured as long as they remembered to reply at least one way, we would have all bases covered. Definitely not! Hardly ANYONE sent their card to my parents (even though it was pre-addressed and stamped!) and the few that replied by email never sent their card either and got quite defensive saying ‘you already knew we were coming because we emailed’. Yes … but it is only polite if the card is pre-stamped to send it anyway! It doesn’t take much to write your name out and put it in the postbox! Ahhh!! Some people I tell you! We’re three weeks out and STILL calling people to chase them!
So I wouldn’t worry too much about forgetting the stamps 🙂 Just make sure your phone book is up to date, as you will probably have to call most of them! hehe
Post # 13
I think if guests can’t be bothered to buy a stamp to RSVP the world has gone crazy.
You are about to spend a fortune putting on an amazing party for them, probably spent a couple of hundred dollars on the actual invitations, I would seriously not worry about it!