Post # 1
OK, so I just found out that postage was going up from 41 cents to 42 cents. My invitations were sent out on Thursday (before this increase happens), however, inside of the invitations were RSVP envelopes with 41 cent wedding stamps which are not predated!
My guests are starting to receive their wedding invitations and they will soon start sending the RSVP’s back. Probably 80% of these people won’t know to add a 1 cent stamp to the envelope. We need to know who is coming to the wedding and a close estimate for the reception by June 15.
Should I ask my fiance’s family to include a notice in the rehearsal dinner invitations? Any suggestions about what to do?
Post # 3
Well, it’s not as if the postage increase has been a big secret. Hopefully your guests will know that they need to add another cent postage. If not, they will be getting ALL their mail back and will figure it out pretty quick. I would think it won’t set you back more than a week.
I’m not sure what you’re proposing to do with the Rehearsal Dinner invitations. Are you proposing to include an announcement of the postage increase? (Again, it’s been fairly well publicized, and should be in the papers tomorrow as well.) And I assume your Rehearsal Dinner guestlist is only a portion of your regular guestlist anyway.
Really, I think it will work itself out. Just get your list of phone numbers ready – you may have to call a few more people than you would have anyway, but I think it will sort itself out just fine.
Post # 4
Thanks for you responding to my post and for the reassurance. We are inviting all of the out of town guests to the Rehearsal Dinner so the invites are reaching nearly 50% of the guests attending the wedding…I have 2 days to decide what to do before the Rehearsal Dinner invitations go out so I’ll think about this a bit more.