Return address question.

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

@thumpurr:  I wanted to buy a return address stamp, but I wanted to be able to use it before and after the wedding. Our return address only had our first names and our shared home address. I’m not sure if its “right” to do, but it worked out for us and now I have a nice return address stamp 🙂

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I did the same thing as Cheebs. Well, I didn’t buy a stamp, but I was buying the address labels in bulk and I knew I’d have a ton left over after the wedding so I made it just our first names and our (shared) address. That way they won’t be outdated when I change my name!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

As Cheebs, we bought a rubber return address stamp, just our first names. We’re using it for the return address on the flap of the envelopes of the STD’s and our invitations, and we’re also using it to address the RSVP envelopes back to us!

It was only about $30, so even if we end up moving again shortly after the wedding I feel like we’ll have gotten a lot of use out of it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We bought a pretty embosser with our full names and address on it. We’re going to use it on the invitations and, frankly, I’ve used it for just about every other letter I’ve mailed recently. I am not taking his last name, so before-or-after the wedding is not a concern and we’ll continue to use it for the wedding thank you notes as well.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We did just first names for all the reasons that PP did. Worked really well for us 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@thumpurr:  We didn’t put our names on the envelope for the return address, just the address.  It was on the back flap too.  For the RSVPs, we just put our first names – ex: John and Jane. 

Post # 9
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

A bit of an etiquette buff here… So, fair warning.

IF you care about what etiquette dictates, two things are acceptable.

The first option (which I think is the easiest and least contoversial) is not to have any name at all— just put the address you want them to go to. If you’re doing formal response cards for the RSVPs, send those to the bride, and your (shared?) address.

Strict etiquette would say that you shouldn’t refer to the bride and groom’s shared address on a formal invite. Most people these days have no problem with the cohabitation thing, so if you don’t, the PP’s solution of “both first names” and “shared address” is good. Note that no last name is informal, though.

We are hosting our wedding as well. I’m just going to have the invitations come from me (the bride), since FI and I live together, but I’d prefer not to broadcast that to those that don’t know.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@thumpurr:  We ordered some cute ones from Vistaprint at the same time that we ordered our Save the Dates. I think I paid $3.50 for them? Anyway, they’re really cute. Had rings on them, but we had just our first names on them. After the wedding we ordered some ones with just our last name. 

And as per your question about the order of the names, yep bride’s name goes first just as on everything else! 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

we’re using a return address embosser of our first names (mine first) & address.  used it on save the dates and ppl loved them.  it’s nice to use it for all kinds of stuff- bday cards, thank you cards as ppl do nice things for you for the wedding, etc.  I’m sure I’ll use it after the wedding too.  

admission- I’m a lil address crazy. also got an embosser just for me with our address & my first name only and got a stamp (for our thank you cards & some things we send by mail after we’re married) that has address and The Goldfishes, Est. 2014 on it- too cute even though we won’t technically have the exact same last name.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Windstar on Naples bay

Its bad etiquette to put your “married” name on the return envelope before your married correct? I guess I could put my full name and his. But I guess I will go the route of no name. 

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