Do RSVPs need envelopes?

posted 2 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which one?
    Envelope : (6 votes)
    33 %
    RSVP : (12 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 2
    13590 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    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
    1352 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    3560 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    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
    2658 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    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
    1739 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    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
    1495 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    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
    7905 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We made our own RSVP cards and designed them to be postcards. Seems more economical that way. 

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