(Closed) How to apologize for forgetting to stamp the RSVP before sending invites?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Don’t. Stamps are a curtsy not a requirement. They are full grown adults with access to stamps. It would have been nice but nothing to feel guilty over. It isn’t worth broadcasting it as a mistake

Post # 3
5188 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

soon2bone:  It was a small oopsy. I don’t think your guests will get ticked over one stamp. No need to apologize and don’t let it stress you out.

Post # 4
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wouldn’t worry about it in the least, we didn’t put stamps on ours (deliberately) and no one complained, but we did get the rsvps back. They’re all grown ups, most of them have stamps at home already (I know I always have a pack of stamps lying around).

Post # 5
1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Our RSVPs were postcards and right after I sent them out with stamps, the post office raised the cost of mailing a postcard by I think a penny. 

I was so upset!  I posted on Facebook and emailed people the link to our website with a place to RSVP as well. I think I was the only person who cared at all. Most people just added a penny stamp and sent the cards back. No big deal. (and some folks didn’t add postage and we still got their cards back – don’t tell the post office!)

Post # 6
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

soon2bone:  I’m sure your guests won’t care. If you do say something, maybe you can give them an option to RSVP through Facebook or email if its too much of a hassle for them to get a stamp.  

Lol when it was a few weeks before my wedding, I was so over it too.  I kept saying I wanted it over with, but now that it’s over I’m kind of bummed because there’s nothing to look up anymore lol

Post # 7
7905 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

It’s no big deal. At least you got the address on there!

Post # 8
1845 posts
Buzzing bee

I agree with all PPs, it’s really no big deal and your guests won’t care/notice. 


Post # 9
241 posts
Helper bee

soon2bone:  don’t feel bad.  It’s nice to have a stamp, but not imperative.  I wouldn’t say anything publically.  Maybe, if you talk to someone and they ask if you got their rsvp, just say, “Yes, thank you! And I am so sorry that we forgot to include a stamp!  It was an oversight, I hope it wasn’t too much of an inconvenience.”  As bride, it’s always easy to over think each little detail, but most guests won’t notice most of them LOL! (and even if they do, they would be wise not to say anything HAHA).  Definitely don’t stress 🙂

Post # 10
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

soon2bone:  I don’t think is a big deal to where you need to apologize. I would forget it and move on.

Post # 11
48 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

soon2bone:  Haha I did the same thing and had a minor freakout for about five minutes but then I thought of the other wedding invites I’ve gotten in the past and I honestly couldn’t remember who included the stamps and who didn’t. So, I just left it at that. My invites were about $3, then it was another almost $2 just to mail them out. I think I did my due diligence. Also, if your save the date card or your wedding invite have your wedding website address, chances are, guests can RSVP through the side instead of having to mail it in – if they’re too cheap or lazy to mail the card out.

Post # 12
1578 posts
Bumble bee

Agree with other pp, it’s not necessary to apologize.  And a fb post isn’t appropriate if it will be seen by all of your fb friends including those not invited. 

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