(Closed) Return address for invitations?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Especially if you are custom ordering a stamp, I would go with your address and both your names.  Then you can use it after the wedding.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsNerdy: If your parents are hosting/paying for most of the wedding, I think technically their address should go on the invites. That’s what we did. If you go that route, maybe you can give them the stamp as a thank you gift?

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You could use just the last name or Mr. & Mrs. Soandso, I just got an invitation with a stamp on the back that used the mr & mrs. , the only thought I gave to it was where they ordered it from because it was a beautiful stamp.  You could also just use the address part of the stamp by covering up the names with painters tape.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Are your parents looking after the RSVPs?  If not, I would make the return stamp for your own house, regardless if they’re “hosting” or not.  Just makes sense not to have a middle man handling your invites.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Good question.  We are going to have to do these in a month so I need to know too.  I was thinking of using my parents names so I don’t have to worry about using just my name.  My parents and I are paying for most of the wedding if not pretty much all of it.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Since my Fiance is moving next spring and I will be moving in after the wedding, we decided my name and address. Plus hes hardly home and Im always home(when Im not working),so getting packages and mail would be much better coming to me then him. 

It all depends on your circumstances.

With yours I would use your address and your own name. Make it simple for yourself. 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Technically, etiquette says your parents’ address should go there if they’re hosting. But as long as your parents won’t get offended, you can probably put whatever you want!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Actually, etiquette is a good deal more practical than most people think. The correct return-address to use, is that of the person who is responsible for collating the replies. In a more gracious age, that was as likely (and as acceptable) to be a socialite’s social secretary as to be the socialite herself. You don’t need to put a name on the return address at all, just the street address. All replies will (properly, at least) be addressed to the hostess who was named at the top of the invitation, even if “she” is receiving them at someone else’s mailing address and even if someone else is slitting open the envelope and putting the appropriate checkmark into her visiting-book.

Which reminds me, it is past time to haul out my visiting book, and write some Christmas cards.

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