(Closed) question about addressing response cards..

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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FuturemrsJJohnson:  The post office doesn’t care about the names- just the address. You can totally use it. (I’m assuming you’re in the US)

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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FuturemrsJJohnson:  it’s not true that the post office doesn’t care about names. There are a few pieces of mail I didn’t get because my maiden name was on it instead of my new last name. That wasn’t true of all of my mail but a few pieces did get returned to the sender.

Maybe use the stamp on an envelope and see if it makes it back to you. I’m sure it will be fine but I’m paranoid so I would do some test envelopes.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I don’t see why they wouldn’t mail it without last names. It has an address and stamp.should be good to go! 

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MrsBeck:  curious, how would the post office even know if you changed your last name?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

It should be fine. We get junk mail all of the time just addressed to “Current Residents” or something like that not tied to our names. If you are worried about it, do a test run like a PP said (which is a smart idea!). 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey bee

The US post office prefers all writing on the front of the envelope. With return addresses on the back, you run the risk of a piece of mail getting flipped, in the automated processing system, and coming back to you.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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grace14:  I have no idea. But I didn’t receive a few pieces of mail. When I called or spoke with the sender I found that the address was correct and the only thing that was “wrong” was my last name. I had them update my last name and the item got to me. It’s too much of a coincidence that it was just an off day for the post office because it happened to me 4 times (that I know about).

OP, when I looked this up online it really seems to vary for people. It likely will be okay but I would still do a test piece of mail.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

i have a similar stamp but we’re not using it for the response cards, we’re having our names and addresses printed.

ours doesnt have our last name either and neither does our save the date or invite. i figure its the last ditch effort to get both last names on something for the wedding if people need it.

i would recommend having your envelopes printed, or using a label, with both full names.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Ours just had our first names and my address (my husband was still living in another state at the time) and we got them all

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

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FuturemrsJJohnson:  It depends on your mail carrier.  Many will deliver it, but some carriers are really fussy about it.  When I was in grad school in a college town where there was a lot of turnover and living in an apartment building, the mail carrier insisted that your last name be labeled on your mailbox, and would not deliver any mail if your box was not labeled and your mail had a corresponding last name.  In other areas, it’s probably no big deal.  Can you try to mail yourself a piece of mail using the stamp and see what happens?

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