Post # 1
So the invitations are done, sitting in a box waiting to be mailed. On them our return address is stamped as well as stamped on the RSVP envelope to make it even easier for the guests to mail back.
Well since we are still quite early, I planned to have the first of the invites go out mid-September to early October. My RSVP deadline is 11/3. With three weeks to hunt people down before final count and the holiday season starts. Perfect plan….
My fiancé’s car got broken into for the second time in 18 months and he is really angry about it. He wants to move, like pronto and coincidentally my lease is up October 31st. He really wants us to take advantage of the timing and move.
So what do I do? The invites are stamped and sealed with our current address and more than likely we are moving in two months. I was planning on having the mail forwarded of course but I am sure this move is going to disrupt things…. Should I sent the invites out sooner? Should we pass the word we are moving?
Post # 3
Can you send out an email to as many of the guests as possible letting them know about your move and your new address?
ETA: Or maybe you could do an E-vite with updated information so it looks for “wedding-ish”?
Post # 4
I don’t suppose you could steam open the enveloppes so you can change the address on the RSVP? I would use a pretty fancy sticker same color as the paper… if that’s possible?
Post # 5
Hm that is quite the pickle!
- You can white out the return address and just write in your new address when you pick a place to move. (Cheapest idea)
- You can send them out early too there is no harm in that. The only problem I can foresee with it is something another bee told me and that is “If you send them too early people might not be able to commit.”
- I would suggest that you should tell people you are moving if you plan to send out the invites after you’ve already moved.
- An E-Vite is a great idea! The only problem that could arise with that is people might not check their e-mail everyday and migh skip over it.
- Finally, the forwarding address idea is perfect it will take a little longer to get to you so maybe you can push back your RSVP date?
What I would do in your situation is move in 2 months, white out the return address (since it doesn’t bother me how the envelope will look) and put on my new address and just skip the forwarding issue and then call my guests to let them know I moved and give them my new address again.
Good luck with whatever you decide!