Post # 1
I looked around… and didn’t see any posts on this topic newer than 2 years old…
I sent out the first wave of wedding invitations (to immediately family, and friends close enough to be family) last week.
It’s a postcard RSVP… so I didn’t even think about putting a stamp on it… I just addressed them, so there wouldn’t be any question about where they would be heading…
My grandmother got her invitation and had a cow… because there was no stamp… complete with “Do they even MAKE postcard stamps anymore?!?!”
I honestly didn’t think it was an issue… AT ALL
I can’t remember my family getting an RSVP card that was pre-stamped… and sure, stamping them is more convenient for the receiver, but we were never ‘offended’ or miffed if the card didn’t have one.
Now… on the back of the invitation, the wedding website is listed…
On the website is says to feel free to RSVP via a contact form found on the website…. so there is an option to RSVP online (not just by the stamp-less card) but it doesn’t say on the wedding invitation that there is an option to RSVP online…
Am I looking at a massive snafu here? Will people be grumbling under their breath throughout my wedding because of a breach of etiquette? Or will it be overlooked because of more modern ways or etiquette… will people think ‘Oh, I bet we can RSVP at the website which is why it’s on there’
It’s just something that never even crossed my mind until my grandmother had a panic about it :/
Post # 3
@Cecilia_Noelle: I’ve always gotten cards with stamps, however since you give an alternate way of RSVP-ing I don’t think it’s that big of an issue here. And yes they do still make postcard stamps! You might just get some flack from the older crowd
Post # 4
While I would be slighty irritated to recieve an invite without a postage paid RSVP. I do not think it is the end of the world by any means. I would just encourage people to RSVP online and make sure you send the rest with return postage.
Post # 5
@love108: Thank you for the response! I just hope people realize that they can RSVP on the website, since it wasn’t expressly stated on the invitation that it was an option…. (it’s only stated on the website itself)
lol and I know they still make postcard stamps… my grandmother is just.. a little… eccentric haha It was definitely a kill-joy moment for me though, when there arose an issue (she said something about the stamp before she even commented on the invitation itself)
Post # 6
I admit at one of the last weddings I went to they did not include a stamp on the RSVP envelope, and we were all annoyed. That’s partly because we were super judgey because they are millionares and can certainly afford to stamp the envelopes.
I think the biggest issue for you is people not sending the RSVP card on time. I wouldn’t get to it right away because I may need to go out and buy a stamp, especially if I didn’t consider looking on the website to RSVP. Online RSVPs aren’t that common (I’ve never seen one anyway in real life), so lots may not even consider it an option.
Oh well, there’s nothing you can do.
Post # 7
Not sure what to say as I made sure to include stamps on mine ><