(Closed) Hand Deliver or Mail Invitations?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
228 posts
Helper bee

I don’t think our guests really had a preference.  We hand delivered all of our local invitations just so they’d get them immediately (and to save some money).

Post # 4
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I hand delivered my invitations to my friends so I can save money and get the RSVPs quicker

Post # 5
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

My only caution on hand delivering is if people aren’t able to attend it might put you all in a bit of an awkward situation of "ooh open them now and you can just hand me back the rsvp!!" …. If they can’t go then they’ll have to explain why. etc etc — but if it’s someone like family that you know will be there – go for it!  it would be fun to see someone open them!

Post # 6
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I hand delivered to close family.

And I didn’t stamp RSVP’s for the wedding party and close family that I knew would be there…

Post # 7
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i dont think it matters really. hand delivering would be sweet and personal.  i would be fine with it, and i plan to hand deliver a few invites myself.

Post # 8
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think it will be a little awkward for some people, but if you really want to do it go for it. It sounds like a lot of extra work to me. I also like getting stuff in the mail though!

Post # 9
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i think family and friends that live close by, I will give it to them when I see them. the rest will receive them in the mail

Post # 10
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think hand-delivery is a nice idea.  However, speaking as half of the incredible couple who are never home, if you hand-delivered to our house you would hand it to our daughter, or end up leaving it inside the screen door.  I would decide in advance how many trips you’re going to make before you give up and just mail them.  Also, I do think it could take a ton of time (you can’t really just drop them off, can you?  When we are home we tend to want to chat with people who stop by, offer them a glass of wine or cup of coffee, you know.)

And I would avoid making people open them right then and there.  Mostly because if they aren’t sure they can make it, you allow them to have that discussion without you standing there and listening.  

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