(Closed) i think i ruined my envelopes!! is it okay

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m abbreviating the states, but my wedding isn’t super formal. Maybe there’s a difference? I figure I’m just making it easier on the poor postal workers. They prefer the 2 letter abbreviations.

Post # 4
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I didn’t spell out the states because it would have made the addresses too long.  I don’t tihnk anyone will fault you for that.  And as said before, the post office actually prefers the abbreviations and I don’t think they want you to spell it out.

Post # 5
1816 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I think that you are fine.  No one is going to notice, and if they do they are not going to care.  If you are really bothered by it then go ahead and switch it up for the remaining envelopes.  However, I do not think it is worth redoing the completed ones.

Post # 7
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

People are going to throw out the envelopes anyway!

Do not worry about it!

Post # 9
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

Definitely ok! Just wanted to chime in to say don’t worry!

Post # 10
7490 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wouldn’t worry about it at all!

Post # 11
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I didn’t even know you were supposed to spell the state names out. To be honest, no one will ever notice that. Anyone who does is an a-hole. haha

Post # 12
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Don’t worry about it. I’m betting the only person that will really pay attention to it is you. Thinking back on it I’ve never paid attention to how everything was on the address of an invitation I’ve received!

Just take a deep breath, and relax!

Post # 13
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You’re fine. The post office has mentioned that they prefer state abbreviations to spelling them out, despite what wedding etiquette says.

Post # 14
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Who makes up these rules?

You’re helping the environment by using less ink. 

I didn’t even think about spelling out the states, I’m trying to think of other invites I’ve gotten, I guess a few have been spelled out, it’s good either way from what I’ve seen. 


Post # 15
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My Miss Manners interpretation: if you are having a super formal wedding (black tie, 5 course meal, letterpress invites, with a 10 piece orchestra) then yeah you probably need to spell it out. For all other weddings (aka the large majority) nobody cares and it is personal preference.


Post # 16
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Ha I didn’t even knew people actually printed the full state name! Lol. I’m just using CA or TX. It never even crossed my mind! Plus no one will even notice or care.

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