(Closed) Do you need a RETURN address on the STD envelope????

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would definitely include the return address somewhere. Otherwise USPS has no way or returning any undeliverable STD’s and you won’t know who didn’t receive one.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hmmm…is it possible to put it on the top of the label above your photo, just the LastName, PO/Address, and the City/state/Zip in a one-liner? Maybe in a bold font in white just layed over that brown top trim area? I love the photo on the label, but I agree, a return address is necessary.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d definitely include a return address… that way you’ll know if someone’s doesn’t make it to their house b/c of a wrong address or something (and you won’t have to worry about that with the real invitations). But… those labels are so cute… and I don’t know where you’d put the return address! Maybe buy one of those cute stamps and do it in the top center on the back?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I actually put each person’s name on the STD & addy, not our name. That way I didn’t have to deal with numbering the cards!!! LOL I figure if they get bounced back, then they should call us & let us know! I used the white brackety kind. 🙂

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would definitely include a return address.  A couple of our Save-The-Date Cards got sent back, and it was good to know that we needed to update the addresses before sending the invites out.

Like @bluebonnet suggested, I’d do on the back in the top center.  You can buy custom stamps from VistaPrint for about $25, or do the clear sticker route.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’d include the address in case things get lost in the mail. We bought a customized stamp on Etsy (we used Notetrunk) for $30 and it’s supposed to be good for up to 10,000 stamps or something ridiculous. I just stamped all my envelopes on the back flap the other night and it took no time at all, so that’s always an option! I figure we can always use these for the invites too, so it’ll be conveient. And I think it’s super cute 🙂 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

If you need to make it smaller you can take out your name. We just had out address, city and postal code and it was fine. We got some sent back and they made it.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We went the Etsy return address stamp as well for our envelopes.  I found a really cute one that has our address but not our names so we can still use it post-wedding.

I would keep the picture on your label for sure.  And just a heads up we sent our STD postcards out sans return address.  All of them made it except one and a friend of ours asked if she was invited. haha.  Just doublecheck the addresses and you’ll be fine!

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

For my at-home business, I ship quite a bit with the USPS. They actually require a return address & always check for that when I’m dropping off mail. I believe they reserve the right to refuse to deliver it, if it’s not included. So, better safe than sorry & include a return address.  =)

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

@Nicoley1985: That stamp looks great!  I am looking for something similar – I will try your etsy seller!

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