Post # 1
Hi bees..I’m sure this question has been asked and answered before but when I did a search I didn’t see what I was looking for. I ordered a stamp from etsy that has just our first names and our address on it and used it for the return address on the back of our invitation envelopes.. but I didn’t even think about the response envelopes. Can I use the stamp even though it doesn’t have our last names? Will the post office still deliver our rsvps to us? Or should I just hand write or use a label maker and address them all with our last names? Thanks!
Post # 2
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
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
I don’t see why they wouldn’t mail it without last names. It has an address and stamp.should be good to go!
curious, how would the post office even know if you changed your last name?
Post # 6
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
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
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
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
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
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?