(Closed) RSVP Postage

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would because its hard enough to get people to send them let alone with no postage.

Post # 4
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5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

yep.  you want it back – you provide the stamp. 

Post # 5
Hostess
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I think it’s necessary. You want to make it as easy as possible on your guests to RSVP.

Don’t worry about custom postage though — just buy something from the USPS. 😉

Post # 6
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1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

100% YES! They don’t need to be anything fancy, especially since you’re going to be getting them back. Well, hopefully 😉

We had some RSVPs that were SO late, we got them after we got home from our mini-moon!

Post # 7
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373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My cousin just got married and they didnt provide stamps, I thought it was the most tackiest thing i’ve ever seen. And I wasnt the only one that thought that, it also took me a lot longer to send it back then it should have.

Post # 9
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873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

And the USPS has pretty wedding stamps that are made for RSVP envelopes (unless they’re huge).

Post # 10
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3265 posts
Sugar bee

@armychica06:  If you require a written reply I think it is nice to provide it.  Not doing so will hinder your responses.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

The “etiquette” answer is “no, any well-bred guest should know that they are responsible for answering a request for R.s.v.p. on their own, with their own stationery and postage.” However, for those of us who live in the real world rather than the rarefied, idealized Planet Emily Post, the “practical” answer is, “if you ever want to see even a fraction of the R.s.v.p.’s come back, you’d better provide the stamps.”

Le sigh.

Post # 12
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212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Provide a stamp- if you don’t you will look cheap and prepare to get fewer responses and have to chase people down.

Post # 13
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3472 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

If you don’t cover the postage, you wont get many back– just a warning, because people will have to remember to do the postage themselves, and most peopel don’t keep stamps, so it’s an extra trip, and an extra hastle– I would recommend covering it because then they can mark it and drop it in the box– no extra trips or thought needed. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had a stamp on our RSVP’s and all but one of my friends’ have provided it as well. So the one invitation that I had to purchase a stamp for was annoying. I feel if you want it back then put postage on it, if not then don’t.

Post # 15
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

The only invites I’ve seen that DON’T have the stamp, is if the invite states you can RSVP either by the card, or online or calling.

If you’re requiring/wanting the card sent back, give them the stamp.  

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Definitely provide the stamps – but don’t expect that by doing this that you’ll get them all back, and try not to be disappointed in the waste of money (for both the RSVP card AND the postage) when some people still can’t be bothered to send them back. I’d recommend just expecting a percentage who will not send them back, even if they ONLY have to check a box then drop it in the mail.

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