Sending RSVPS to USA… what stamps?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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42490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MissEimaj:  Any mail posted in the USA needs a US stamp, just like mail posted here in Canada needs a Canadian stamp.

I don’t think it is rude to not include a stamp for rsvp’s that will be mailed in another country. People will understand that obtaining postage can be difficult.

Having said that, you can order US stamps from USPS online. They do not ship out of the USA, so you would have to have the stamps shipped to someone in the USA who could then forward them to you.

 

 

 

Post # 4
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

People should understand that you’re in a bit of a weird situation, I really wouldn’t worry about it. Could you set up a wedding website with an online RSVP? I am having one and giving people the option. It could take a lot of the hassle out of worrying about it, and is a lot more organized than having people RSVP via email.

Post # 5
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I wouldn’t worry about adding stamps.

Maybe even suggest they email as it will be a lot faster and more convenient than having to go to the post office. 

Post # 6
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365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

@MissEimaj:  do you have a lot of rsvp’s coming from the us? I live in the us but had 3 international rsvp’s. we didnt include stamps because they were all from different countries and it was too difficult to get them. I’m sure your guests will understand. 

If you still feel bad about it, USPS.com is an option. Make sure you buy “forever” stamps because the cost of postage is constantly changing! 

Post # 7
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2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I wouldn’t worry about it. I sent about 7 invites to the UK and did not include any postage on the RSVP. I figure they can add a stamp or contact me via phone or e-mail to let me know since it’s mostly close family members who have my contact information already. A few have already let us know they plan on attending even before invites were sent out since it’s a pretty big trip for them.

 

Post # 8
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4163 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Because I know how much brides love getting the RSVP cards in the mail, I would go to the post office (eventually) and get the correct postage to send to Canada, but I would not be offended receiving an invite from someone from another country without return postage. I agree with PPs- if you give those guests the option to email and/or call you with the RSVP, that would be appreciated/easiest.

Post # 9
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759 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We have 5 international invitations going out, and we’re including an international reply coupon with each one. They’re $5 each from Canada Post and the guest actually has to go to the post office to exchange it for the appropriate stamp. We’ll include a card with an e-mail address they can RSVP to as well, though.

Post # 10
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42490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@capitalbee:  I think most people would think that those international reply coupons are a pain in the _ _ _. I would rather just add my own stamp than be forced to go to the Post Office to exchange the coupon.

Post # 11
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759 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@julies1949:  I agree, that’s why we’re including the e-mail address with it. I’m just not comfortable not providing postage at all. They don’t have to use it, it’s no skin off my back.

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