Post # 1
I have been reading online about how to formally and properly address invitations/RSVP envelopes, etc and there are apparently a bunch of different ways.
I am not having an inner envelope, and plan to use a simple pocket. My fiance and I currently live together but my parents and fiance and I are paying for the wedding. So, for the return label can I do this:
My first and last name
His first and last name
Also, because we are not doing an inner envelope when addressing a guest with a family can I address them as The Smith Family on the invitation envelope?
I like the idea of putting the return label on the back of the envelope, but I already ordered the square flap envelopes for both the invitations and RSVP cards. Where do I place the label and how do I address this?
Could I use a wrap around label? I haven’t ever received an invitation with a wrap around label, so I’m not sure how this looks. Also, my envelopes are white, so I would have to do a colored label?
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
Return address: What about just using both your last names or no name at all? We only used our address (no name). For square flaps – what about just putting it on the back, centered? I’d use clear lables and have them printed – if you can’t have your envelopes pressed with them.
Invite addressing: We did not have an inner evelope either and used the actual mailing envelope to specify and guest.
ie: Mr. John Smith and Guest
or: The Smith Family (no names specified)
What we DID, however, is included “___ seats are reserved in your honor” on the RSVP card and filled out the number. If you aren’t doing that, then I would actually list everyone out:
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
Ms. Jane Smith
Master Jimmy Smith
1234 Main Street
Anytown, State 01234
re: wrap around label – the return is on the back, with the addressee on the front (from what I’ve seen). I’m paranoid it would fall off, but I known others in the hive have done this (and it looks cute!)
Check this out for label inspiration: http://www.google.com/search?q=wrap+around+labels+wedding&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=8T8kUKPKBKmo2wWRk4C4CQ&ved=0CDkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1557&bih=1104
Post # 4
@oracle: Thanks! My mom doesn’t understand why I’m not using an inner envelope because that’s where you usually include the childrens names and is bugging me about it. Haha. So I think I’ll do “The Smith Family” if there are parents/children to alleviate listing several names. And for couples, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Singles= Mr/Mrs. Jane/John Smith.
I think that would be okay?