(Closed) Inner envelopes & RSVP cards

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
Member
1112 posts
Bumble bee

futuremrscobs:  Yes, you can skip the inner envelope as long as you clearly label who is invited on the outter envelope. 

In my experience, pre-stamped RSVP cards always have a higher response rate. I have many friends who have done both paper and paperless and the ones who do the classic paper with the stamps already on always get a much higher rate of responses. I did the pre-stamped cards and only had to track down 5 people out of 176.

Post # 3
Member
1323 posts
Bumble bee

Yup, you can skip the inner envelope if you want.

RSVP depends on your crowd. Pre-stamped RSVPs will always be the safest option, but online RSVPs can ahve a lot of success if your crowd is tech-savvy. All 5 grandparents between my Fiance and I are on facebook, so we decided to go ahead with the online RSVP. Saved a lot on postage and extra paper.

Post # 4
Member
9926 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Don’t feel alone, when I was shopping for invites my dad informed me I simply must have rice paper to wrap them in inside of the envelop. I had no clue about that.

Post # 5
Member
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would be very careful about using “and family” — different people interpret differently.  Unless you can accept random cousins, boyfriends, aupairs, etc. 

Post # 6
Member
1842 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

You can definitely skip the inner envelopes.  It’s very common to skip them these days.

I’m doing online and phone RSVPs.  Paper with a stamp just seemed super wasteful to me, both in terms of money and environment.  My mom had a hard time with it at first, but she understood when we said we didn’t want to waste all that paper.  

There are a few people in my family who don’t use computers (I know!), so that’s why we included the phone option.  From calling to texting to getting on the website and RSVPing, I think we’ve covered most people’s comfort levels.  If they’re appaled at those options, they can always get out their stationery and write a letter to us too!

There are lots of options – just do what works for you!

Here’s a picture of how I worded mine, on the back of my invitation:

Post # 7
Member
1980 posts
Buzzing bee

Yes, you can ditch the inner envelope if you address the outer envelope accurately.

I’m doing online only RSVPs, and it’s been a week since they went out, and I have about 1/3 of total guest responses. I count that as pretty good! I wanted to save the cash of addt’l paper/stamps and also like the fact that my RSVPs are automatically tallied and put into a spreadsheet.

Do whatever you like best!

Post # 8
Member
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Estates of Sunnybrook - McLean House

futuremrscobs:  We didnt do RSVP cards because things get lost in the mail too often. Especially since a lot of our guests are overseas. So, we have made a wedding website and on the outside of the invitation we asked them ro RSVP to our website. Saves some more paper, and money 😀

Post # 9
Member
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We did an email/phone number combo.. made an email *****[email protected] etc just for the RSVPs. so it was catchy to be honest.. the email has been kind of a slump.. lol if we had to go back i would prob do a wedding website.. there are a few things that i wish we would have added on the invites.. and i forgot! and now we are trying to do it by word of mouth.. i would say out of 240 people about 50 people have so far RSVPd through email.. rest were social media. phone calls. etc. I do however think that RSVP cards would be a waste as well though a lot of our guests have responded in.. i think i lost my invite.. i think i misplaced my invite.. i have no idea where my invite is but.. so i would save the money on the stampage 

Post # 11
Member
728 posts
Busy bee

Most people don’t do inner envelopes, I’m skipping them too. I just have the main invitation, RSVP card, & RSVP envelope that is pre-stamped & pre-addressed. I wasn’t going to pre-stamp them because I’m giving the option to also RSVP on the website but the bees on here convinced me that pre-stamping them will get a better return rate so I’m doing it now. Haven’t sent them out yet though so can’t comment on if more people RSVP via website the cards. I agree with the PP to make sure you’re addressing the outer envelope to those specifically invited. I’m listing out every single persons name individually so there’s no confusion

The topic ‘Inner envelopes & RSVP cards’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors