Post # 1
OK, this is probably a completely daft question, but…
I know you’re supposed to include the postage if you are enclosing RSVP cards with the invitations, so I’ve inlcuded SASEs for all my domestic (Canadian) RSVPs. But what about the non-domestic invitations?!
You can get international postage vouchers from Canada Post, but they cost 2-3 times the international postage rate in most countries. Plus the guests would still have to go to a post office to trade the voucher for a stamp, which would be a hassle.
What did you do for your international guests?
Post # 3
I’m canadian too. Any USA invitation I’ve gotten did not include a stamp (or had a US domestic one on it which I replaced). It’s never struck me as a "bad bride" moment.
Post # 4
I have family in Norway and in Singapore and (at the advice of the post office employee) I just left the rsvp cards without a stamp. I don’t think it will be seen as rude, they should understand.
Post # 5
I had a client who was getting married in Spain with guests from the USA and Sweden. The RSVPs were going back to her mom in the US but for the RSVPs from abroad, she didn’t include stamps. She actually explained to me that in Europe, they don’t include stamps on the RSVPs anyway, so you should be all set.
Post # 6
I am from the US and included the voucher for our international guests. Not sure if they used them or not but I only had 2 so I figured why not.
Post # 7
Thanks for the advice!
We have about 20 non-domestic invitations to send, so I’ll probably just leave the postage off. I wanted to make sure that this was standard practice since most of the international folks are the groom’s extended family that we don’t know well, so I certainly don’t want to cause offence!