Post # 1
I just realized that all of the invites I packaged up for our international family and friends (Hong Kong, India, Germany, France, England, and Canada) will need to be undone, because, duh, the US stamp won’t work on the reply envelope… Fortunately, I didn’t seal them up, but it still involves undoing the pocketfolds.
Anyone have a guess to how much postage will be for them? Twice what US would be? More? I’ll take them tomorrow to the post office to get actual rates for mailing there & back, no worries.
Post # 3
If it’s being mailed from out of the country, it’ll need local postage on the reply envelopes unfortunately.
Also, I see you’re in VT/NH, I’m moving there in August to be with SO. Very excited! 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
@kay01: You’d have to get Canadian stamps. Honestly, with the international ones, I’d just leave the reply envelope postage-free and your guests can put on the postage. We have one american invite and I don’t think I’m gonna track down American postage. You have to use postage of the country which the mail will originate from.
Post # 5
Yeah, I might leave the rsvp envelopes stamp free. I’ll see what the post office says. If it were just one it wouldn’t be so annoying, but we’ve got seven (London is doubled). 5 of the 7 inernational sets of folks have already told us they’re coming anyways.
@love108: Welcome! I live in Boston, getting married up north. Where are you moving?
Post # 6
@kay01: Hanover/Lebanon 🙂
Post # 7
I bought internation postage vochures at the post office and put them in the invite. It was pricey, but the international invitees all commented on how nice it was.
Post # 8
We had a number of international invites and we just left the response envelope blank. On those response cards, we also included an email address and invited them to RSVP via email if it was easier. I think all but one responded that way; one couple just put a French stamp on it and sent it through – it wasn’t a big deal.
I think most international guests understand that it is difficult to obtain return postage as it does need to be specific to the country the envelope is being mailed from. And the price of a postage stamp is not going to break anyone’s bank, so seriously, don’t even worry about fussing around with it – not worth the time or hassle!
Post # 9
o sh!t i put two american stamps on an rsvp catd for a canada address… hopefully it wont be an issue/// argh
Post # 11
Like PPs, I sent our international invitations without postage on the RSVP envelopes. Of course, one of the couples was on vacation in the US around the same time as the RSVP deadline, so they just brought the envelope with them and shipped it domestically. Go figure.
All of the other international guests who did not come just bought their own stamps and mailed the stuff in. Oddly enough, the none of the international guests who DID come sent in their RSVPs! Fortunately, since I set up all their hotel stuff, there weren’t any surprises.
Post # 12
The bulk of our invites will be going to Ireland so we set up a website for people to rsvp. I think in all of the invites tho we’ll include an rsvp card and instructions for the website as well