Post # 1
so heres what happened. were printing our own envelopes and here i am typing away thinking im making progress.. and then it hits me.. you’re supposed to spell out everything no abbr… well i abbr. all the states in the addresses!!!! can i let this go.. or should i re-print everything… if i let the ones i did already go, should i change now to spell out the states , or go with what ive been goin?? i cant believe it, i just wasnt thinking.
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
thanks… mine isnt super formal either, but you know these wedding magazines.. i think the advise they give is always the most formal.. thanks.. phew…
Post # 7
People are going to throw out the envelopes anyway!
Do not worry about it!
Post # 8
i appreciate the fast responses.. i feel sooo much better now. thanks everyone!!
Post # 9
Definitely ok! Just wanted to chime in to say don’t worry!
Post # 10
I wouldn’t worry about it at all!
Post # 11
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
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
You’re fine. The post office has mentioned that they prefer state abbreviations to spelling them out, despite what wedding etiquette says.
Post # 14
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
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
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.