Post # 1
I am looking into buying a return address stamp from etsy to use for wedding-related mailings, but I am a bit confused…
Specifically, FH and I do not live together right now. We’re moving in together about 10 days before the wedding. Moreover, my parents will be responsible for collecting the wedding RSVPs (due to the moving timing). So, is it even really worth it to invest in a return address rubber stamp if it’s not my own address? Or can you put a cute address on the outside of the envelope (and just fudge that FH and I have the same address) and put a different address on the RSVP?
Anyone experience this problem? What was your solution?
Post # 3
If your parents are collecting the RSVP’s I would put their address on the envelope. Then you can put a little note in wedding program that says Jill & Bill’s new address is 123 NewlyWed Lane. Please add us to your address book!.
Thats what our plan is as we don’t live together yet either and won’t until May 1 (wedding is May 140
Post # 4
The return address is just there in case the invite gets returned. So if your parents know what to do if an envelope gets returned–ie, fails to make it to the addressee (not the RSVP)–then use their address. But if YOU want to deal with things in that instance, then you should put your address on the envelope. The return address and the RSVP address do not have to match. And since you’re not moving until 10 days out from the wedding (in which case I don’t think you’ll be worried about lost invites by that point), you’re fine with using your address.
As to the expense, that’s more of a personal thing. If you’re moving in with your Fiance and planning on taking his name, then it’s easy–just put his last name (no first names) and his address for the stamp and it’ll be ready for use after you move in (which also means that any returned envelopes would then go to HIM and not you, but I’m assuming that you see him often enough!). We chose to suck up the cost for a custom address stamp (it’s only about $30) because we’ll be moving in about a year. It was mainly for my sanity since I wasn’t about to calligraph our return address 80 times!
Post # 5
before you buy one from ETSY, try Vistaprint.com. you can get one for free or really cheap! unless you want a really fancy one…
Post # 6
I do love the hand-calligraphed return address stamps on esty. I have my eye on them too!
I think that if you wanted to invest in one, you can use it to stamp the envelope flap on the outside of the envelope, but use your parents address on response envelopes.
Also, don’t fret! You will also get to use your return address stamp for the Thank You cards.