(Closed) Hand-delivering Invitations (I thought I saw this here before….)

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is it okay to hand deliver wedding invitations?
    Yes. Hand delivering is a very nice and personal touch if you can do it. : (41 votes)
    76 %
    No. I would think you are being cheap about postage. : (6 votes)
    11 %
    Hard to say. You want to make sure they all go out at the same time. My advice is below. : (2 votes)
    4 %
    If you can't do it for all of them, don't do it for any of them. You don't hurt anyone's feelings. : (5 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Hmm… I hand delivered invites to all the local guests.  I even interofficed a few to the colleagues that I invited.

    I might think you’re being cheap on postage, but more also think that’s damn smart.  Why be wasteful when you don’t have to.

    Post # 4
    Member
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think hand delivering used to be traditional etiquette!

    I say go for it – its a nice touch!

    Post # 5
    Member
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m hand delivering some and mailing others. Why would I spend on postage when I see them at least once a week?! Not only that, my invitations are pretty heavy and it’s costing me .86 cents to mail one, and I’m mailing about 65 within the US and 15 out of the country (which is even pricier).

    Post # 6
    Member
    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I plan on hand delivering as many as I can. I don’t care if they think I’m being cheap with postage. When they come to the wedding, they won’t see think that anymore. And the ones who really get offended, I wouldn’t really want them there anyway.

    Post # 7
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    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My family and friend have told me that postage is insane for invitations and to hand deliver as many as I can.   I don’t care if anyone thinks I am being cheap.   lol

    Post # 8
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    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i dont think it matters. like i dont think its a more persoal touch. if you can do it and it saves you money, then go for it.   idont think there is anything wrong or good about it. as long as they get delivered on time is all that matters in my opinion.

    Post # 10
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    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m hand delivering those that I can TO save on postage. .59 x 2 adds up FAST. I don’t care if they think I’m being cheap, I’m saving money so I can buy them dinner!

    Post # 11
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    3982 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I plan on doing it for a few people I see iften but because it jusat logistically makes more sence and I will only be saving about $3 so it’s not that I am cheap.

    Post # 12
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    5655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I hand delivered 2 (both “b list” invites).. considered hand delivering to family but ultimately decided that there’s something neat about going to your mailbox and getting a formal invitation so I mailed them instead =)

    Post # 13
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    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m SO glad I found this thread! Fiance wants to hand deliver some of the invitations to our friends and local family that we see a lot and I was afraid of people thinking the same thing. So glad that other bees have done/are doing the same thing, now I feel a little better about it! 🙂

    Post # 14
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We are hand delivering to local family and friends. I think there are only a handful of people who will actually get an invite in the mail. I just think that it will a nice touch.

    Post # 15
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    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I have a question for those of you planning to hand deliver; are you still going to put addresses on the envelopes or just names?

    Post # 16
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @MrsMonty11: I plan on putting the complete address on there. I have it so I figured why not. 

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