(Closed) Return address labels/RSVP envelope

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

I believe that the return and RSVP response addresses are traditionally those of the person/people hosting the wedding.  Even though Mr. Y and I paid for most of our wedding, we went old school with our invitations and listed my parents first (as those "inviting you to celebrate in their joy…"), so the return address on the back featured our wedding logo and just their address (no names).  The RSVP envelopes had my parents’ names and address, since they were "hosting" the event.

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Post # 4
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

The return addresses are generally those of the hosts of the party, traditionally the brides parents.

However, if your return address is your own home and you live together, I would put the bride’s name first….sort of deferring to a "ladies first" mentality, which seems the most traditional to me. Why do you think your fiance’s family would be upset if his name were not first?

Another way to do it would be to alphabetize the names by last name. Or you could leave out names altogether and just have the return address (or call yourselves "The Happy Couple" or use just your first names).

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