Post # 1
Is there a way to pay return postage to the US? We’re putting stamps on the reply envelopes for our domestic guests, but apparently USPS no longer sells international reply coupons for us to send to our friends abroad. I know that at the end of the day it isn’t that big a deal – they’ll go get stamps, or else let us know electronically – but if there’s a way for us to pre-pay their return postage, too, it seems like that would be the gracious thing to do. Any advice?
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
miss.qwerty: My suggestion is that if you are expecting a bunch of international invitations from a particular country then I would check the website to see if you can buy stamps and have them shipped out to you. I am pretty sure that Canada Post does. Not sure about other countries.
Post # 3
miss.qwerty: Relax. This is one thing to which you need not give a second thought. People do not expect that you will be running around buying stamps from different countries.
Even with the international coupons, people still had to go to the Post Office to exchange it for a stamp.
You could include an insert so they could rsvp by email.
Post # 4
Ok, thanks for calming down over this. We don’t have that many international guests (about half a dozen), and they’re in different countries, so tracking down postage probably isn’t reasonable. I’ll just let them all know that a digital reply is fine, too, and then let this particular detail go.
Post # 5
miss.qwerty: We just put a slip of paper with an email address on into our international invitations
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
miss.qwerty: We had our international guests RSVP online so there weren’t any worries about international postage. I would call them and encourage them to either give me their reply on the phone or by email (or an RSVP on a wedding website like mywedding.com).
Post # 7
miss.qwerty: we sent 4 invitations internationally and i didn’t include return postage on those. like you said, there is really no way to buy return postage in the US and because of the culture there, we were planning to receive their RSVP via phone anyway (island culture). so it didn’t matter. don’t worry about it.