Post # 1
Hey! I can’t really seem to find the exact answer I am looking for, so here goes-
I have designed my own RSVPs and they will be printed through Vistaprint on Postcards. My question is… do they need individual envelopes, or can I simply write my return address and add a stamp to the back? Does that make sense?
a) Individual envelope- they put the RSVP in the envelope (already labeled and stamped) after filling it out and then mail it back
b) Just write the return address on the back of the RSVP and add a stamp, so they can just thorw it back in the mailbox
I am kind of tight for money right now, but I want to follow proper etiquette!
Post # 2
If it’s actually a postcard (not just postcard sized on paper), then I think you can get away with no envelope. You still need to stamp and pre-address it though. If it’s just postcard sized but on regular paper (or thicker invitation paper, not the firm postcard kind of paper), then you’d need to supply an envelope.
Post # 3
I bought my save the date postcards and RSVP postcars from Vistaprint. Just make SURE they are labeled as postcards on the website!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek
I think if they’re postcards, you can just write your return address and place a stamp on the back.
I didn’t even send RSVP cards. I requested my guests to RSVP on our website or by calling me. So far we’ve had about 2/3 of our guests RSVP online (and no phone calls) with about 20 more days till our deadline.
Post # 5
kelsea14 : If it’s a postcard, then no envelope. Bonus is that you can use postcard stamps instead of a forever stamp – just double check that your “post card” actually adheres to the size restrictions for postcards according to the USPS.
Post # 6
If it’s actually a postcard then I don’t see any problems with simply adding your address and a stamp to the back. But the RSVP needs to be that firm, thick postcardy paper – normal cardstock won’t really cut it.
We had postcard sized RSVPs but we also included a pre-addressed envelope, as they simply weren’t going to make it through the post intact otherwise. Our envelopes were included for free with our RSVPs though.
Post # 7
kelsea14 : Both are proper etiquette. It’s just a matter of preference – go ahead with the postcards if it will save money! xoxo
Post # 8
kelsea14 : We did postcards with no envelopes (postage is cheaper too for a postcard). We pre-printed our address on the RSVP’s to save time addressing each card.
Post # 9
We made our own RSVP cards and designed them to be postcards. Seems more economical that way.