Post # 1
Hey Bees! I got my wedding invitations and RSVP cards today and I’m SUPER excited! We ordered them from Vista Print, and we couldn’t be happier with what we got. I am going to address the envelopes myself (I’ve been learning calligraphy for a little over 6 months to prepare) which leads me to a question that I have.
When we received our inviations, the main invitation came with an envelope, and the RSVP card came with its own envelope. Am I suppose to write our address for the guests on the RSVP envelope, or is that something they can do themselves? I know that’s maybe a silly question, but I know it’s techincally polite to send a stamp with the RSVP envelope so I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to pre-address it with our address for the guests as well. There is no “outer envelope” for everything to fit into either. Jut the one envelope for the invitation, and the smaller envelope for the RSVP card if that makes any sense.
We also got super cute seals to put on the back of the invitation envelope and cute return address labels, which I assume we are putting on the larger invitation envelope instead of the smaller RSVP one.
I also included a picture of the invitations and RSVP cards (sorry for the poor lighting!)
Post # 2
Pre-address the RSVPs. I bought a stamp for that part because writing out our address over and over and over again sounded awful.
Post # 3
hikingbride : Haha I wanted to buy a stamp but I didn’t want to spend the money on one because we only plan on being at our current location for another year, plus I thought it might be good practice for the calligraphy 🙂 If I’m writing my own address for the guests on the RSVP envelope, do you also recommend that I write their address as well for the return address? Hopefully that question made sense 😉
Post # 4
kcoast : I got our addresses preprinted on the outter envelope and on the RSVP envelope because it was .17 each and it was totally worth my peace of mind. I was in grad school and moving while planning the wedding.
Post # 5
Traditionally, guests would use their own stationery and stamp to reply, which means they would be writing your address themselves.
But if you are going to use reply cards, which, truth be told, almost everyone does these days, then I’d recommend handwriting your address. That, along with engraving, is actually considered the most personal and correct way to address a social invitation.
Post # 6
I got a lovely personalized address stamp for only $20. Soooo worth it! I used it to put our return address on the invite. You could also use it to address your rsvp envelopes.
If you’re really keen to hand write your rsvp envelopes, just wrote your own address. I wouldn’t bother with a return address for the person your inviting (I think that’s a question you asked in the reply above?). You know your own address is good and you don’t WANT the rsvp cards to go back to the guest. Just put your address on it.