(Closed) RSVP ENVELOPE VS. INNER ENVELOPE?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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484 posts
Helper bee

Hi Summer Wed,

Traditionally, response envelopes only have the name and address of the host. The guests fill in their own return address. The hosts’ address can be printed in any manner you wish. If you are flat printing, that is certainly not tacky.

As for alerting guests to who is actually invited you can accomplish this in a number of ways. You could create a belly band on the invitation and print the guests name on there (check out the real budget guide posted today, one of the bees did this). Or you could print their names on the response card. Or you could print "___seats have been reserved in your honor" and then you fill in the number of people you want them to bring.

Since you aren’t doing an inner envelope I’m partial to the belly band idea. I think it adds an extra element to the invitation suite that is really nice. Just my opinion though. If you need more ideas let us know!

Post # 4
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536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

We didn’t do an inner envelope, so we were simply more specific with who the invitation was extended to on the outer envelope.  "Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson" for a married couple, or something like "Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lawson and Melissa Lawson" if we were including a child under 18 (anyone over 18 gets their own invitation, even if they live with their parents). The response envelope had only our address printed on it to be mailed to us (and a few people added their return address sticker to the back but everything made it back to us even without a return address). There was no confusion at all about who was invited, but if you’re concerned, Habibi gave some great advice for listing the number of seats reserved for each party.

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