(Closed) Need Advice: We're Moving but our RSVP Cards have our current address!!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What should I do about the wrong address on my response cards?
    Add a self-adhesive label with the new address for guests returning RSVPs after August 1st. : (9 votes)
    33 %
    Rely on the post office to forward your mail. : (13 votes)
    48 %
    Other (I'll advise below): : (5 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I like the idea.  Also, are you renting this place or do you own?  If either could you talk to, or leave a note for, your landlord or new tennents that if you recieve any RSVP cards to forward them to you, or to leave them for you and you will pick up, (or something like that).  I like your idea, but you are probably going to have to cover your bases on this one, as someone will inevidablely not change the address.  

    Post # 4
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    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I’ve always had great luck with USPS forwarding my mail. As long as you put in your request early, they will be able to quickly move your new mail on to you.

    Post # 5
    Bee
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

    Yeah just get your mail forwaded thru USPS.  in Canada you can set it up for like 20 bucks for a year. 

    Post # 7
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    2281 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Do you have someone whose address you could just use for all of them? A parent or friend who could collect them for you? I ask because it’s already a nightmare to get people to return rsvps at all, and somehow ordinarily intelligent people suddenly lose the ability to understand things like postcards and putting an envelope into a mail slot the moment they’re presented with an rsvp. We did pre-addressed, pre-stamped postcards and we still have missing rsvps from people. You wouldn’t believe how many people we had to chase down who were genuinely bewildered by how to return our terribly complicated check-a-box-and-put-it-in-the-outgoing-mail rsvp.

    I think if you have one address for before August 1 and another address for after, you’re going to have a whole lot more rsvps that you have to chase down later. 

    Post # 8
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    1898 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I wouldn’t rely on mail forwarding. I got a Christmas Card in APRIL that was sent to my old address ( I moved in November) in December, and it took 4 months to get to my new place (across town). I’d definitely go to the adhesive route.

    Post # 9
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    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Could you change the addresses on ALL of the cards to where you’ll be in August?  And they’ll all be there when you arrive (Assuming you’re buying and not renting?)

    Post # 12
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    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Another option for you would be to rent a PO Box instead of having them all mailed to a parent/friend’s house.

    I know this would require redoing the envelopes as well, but it’s an option that wasn’t presented.

    You could do a sticker on the already ordered envelopes.

    Post # 13
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    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

     

     @MsMindle:  

    Could you change the addresses on ALL of the cards to where you’ll be in August?  And they’ll all be there when you arrive (Assuming you’re buying and not renting?)

     

    What about if you rent a post office box and just do as poster suggested above and change the addresses on ALL the cards above to the new postoffice box until you move?

    Post # 14
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    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Ahhh @JackiMoon beat me too it!

    Post # 16
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    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    @MsMindle:  If you rent a PO Box, can people still send you gifts? We received some gifts from people that weren’t able to come to the wedding with their “no” RSVP. I’ve never had a PO box before, but I do remember seeing some items have “cannot be shipped to a PO Box” on them.

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