Post # 1
Whose address did you use for the return address (STDs and invites), and for the reply cards?
FWIW, my parents are hosting most of the wedding with Fiance and I contributing a bit. My parents live a couple hundred miles from me. But my Mom would be fine accepting these in her mail and reporting back to me.
Originally, I wanted to have it addressed to/from Fiance and me using just our first names:
My first name & Fiance first name
But we don’t live together and our families are pretty traditional. So if that will cause confusion I don’t want to use it. So I may instead have the name line read “The Future Mrs. Who Dat”.
Or should I just use my parents’ address?
Post # 3
It would drive me nuts having my replies go to someone other than me. Doesn’t matter who is paying, you’re planning right? Get them sent to you so you can keep track of everything.
Post # 4
We plan to use my fiance’s address with both of our names. I wouldn’t be concerned about confusion among traditional family members. You may, however, want to list your name first, so that USPS doesn’t see your FI’s name and fail to associate him with your address; I’ve run into that problem before!
Post # 5
Just use the name of the person living at the address.
Post # 7
I would have them come to you, so you can keep track. And just for your own benefit, as you will be the one most excited to see them come in, right? Personally I wouldn’t be able to wait to see them come back.
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Trust me, you are going to want all the reply cards-getting those little envelopes back in the mail was the highlight of my day! Just have your name for everything- return and reply address.
Post # 9
i would just put whatever address you are living at.
my fiance and i are both living at our parents to save money, so i am putting both of our names with my parents address where i live for the rsvp.
Post # 11
Ther return address on the invitations does not need a name; but you do need to decide what address to use. For the RSVP address – you can have guests send replies to any trusted person.
I chose to use my home address for both the invitation return address and the RSVP address- I was already living there, it’s where we are living now (after the wedding) and my parents (while great and they actually live much closer to the wedding location than I do) might not have kept me up-to-date enough about my RSVPs… They don’t check the mail every single day. Plus, it was fun to get the mail!
Some of my family is traditional enough that they mail gifts before the wedding, so I wanted to make sure that there was no question about my home address – a lot of people will use the return address on the invitation to verify the address they have for you.
On my invitation envelopes I used just my address (on the back flap) “123 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77000”
On the RSVP reply envelopes I had my name and address printed “Miss Umbrella Moon, 123 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77000”
It’s probably not a great idea to use a name that isn’t yours yet (“The Future Mrs.”) – I know that my post office would have lost at least some of those envelopes… they’re not the most reliable in the city, I don’t want to do anything to make it any more confusing to get my imporant mail! Plus, there’s no reason you should need to do that; even if your Fiance has some distant relative you haven’t met yet, both of your names will be on the wedding invitation, there won’t be any confusion about who you are when they fill out and return the reply card.
Post # 12
Thanks for everyone’s help! I think I will just go with my own name and address… I agree that getting the mail will be fun when the reply cards start coming back in. 🙂