Post # 1
If you haven’t purchased your envelopes yet, I strongly recommend choosing a pale or white color for them! We used a dark color but thought the thick black calligraphy would show up fine. We’ve received several invitations back in the mail stating “no such address” or “no such number”, only to find out the addresses were correct. We also learned the hard way that the photo return address labels we purchased smeared on some envelopes, which may have sent some other returns to the dead letter office. (We mailed out invitations 4 weeks ago, but some friends we’ve talked to still haven’t received them in the mail.) Now we have to figure out whether to contact all the guests who haven’t responded yet if they received their invitations or wait until the response deadline before calling. Not looking forward to making 100 phone calls or sending 100 e-mails. We’d heard that dark colored envelopes could take longer to arrive but didn’t imagine the problem would be this extensive. As much as I love our envelopes, I regret choosing them. Save yourself the trouble, and stick to white or light envelopes.
Post # 2
Thanks for the advice! !!!
Post # 3
I truely believe that the only reason the post office is still in business is because of weddings! The branch in my area was such a pain when it came to mailing our save the dates and invitations (not allowing hand cancelling, scolding me about the return address being printed on the back, the thickness of my envelopes, etc). I know a few people didn’t received their invitation too which is really frustrating because I spent so much time on them. Now if I could only get my guests to send the RSVPs back….
Post # 4
We had the same happen to our invites but our envelopes were antique gold with white calligraphy. I thought it might’ve been due to the postman not being able to read the calligraphy…LOL…but we got the RSVP’s back fine…
Post # 5
Oh no.. I ordered burgundy envelopes! I was planning on doing gold calligraphy but hopefully the postman can read it! 😯
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
Oh no! Sorry to hear this 🙁
Even worse that the return address was unreadable too! 🙁
Post # 7
I’d contact all your guests right away, not wait until the rsvp is due. Otherwise, if someone didn’t get the invite you aren’t giving them enough time to make arrangements for your wedding. You can set up an online rsvp and email everyone the information as a back-up.
Post # 8
Ahhh shit. I’ve got dark green envelopes with gold calligraphy…
Post # 9
The issue with dark envelopes from what I was told is that the computer reader that processes them cannot view the address properly…hence why fancy fonts are tricky.
Sorry this happened. I’d reach out now to the most important guests and just ask if they received the invitation…not whether they are coming.