(Closed) Rude to hand deliver?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve wondered about this as well. I mailed out STD’s just last week to people that I see all the time and live on the same street as us.

From what I’ve read – you still should mail them.  I think its a bit outdated and is really situational.  If you think they wouldn’t care, it’s no big deal.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Are you concerned about his sister not receiving the invite because she’s currently between addresses?

Personally, I think they might find it more fun to get it in the mailbox; it would brighten my day if I were them. 🙂 However, I don’t think it’s RUDE to give it to them in person.

Post # 5
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907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I do not think it’s rude. Heck, save the money on postage!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Some people I am hand delivering. I will just give them to my friends I see all the time that never check their school mailboxes lol. Other than that I will be mailing all of them. I dont think it would be rude to hand deliver them, but I do think it takes away from it somehow.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t see why people would think it’s rude… I mean, I know that people have talked about this in the past, but it seems *more* formal to me to hand-deliver them! It means you took the time to organize and make sure you had them and then you get a personal communication when you give it to them! That’s harder and more thoughtful than just dropping them in a mail box with everyone else’s!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i don’t think it’s “rude”…but i would send it just to be sure it got to her actual house and was not lost. Things can be misplaced when traveling/moving. for something as important as a wedding invitation, I’d spend 44 cents to be sure it gets to their house!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I hand delivered probably 15 of our invites. I don’t think it’s rude at all, in fact I think it makes it feel more personal and exciting. And you get immediate feedback on your invitations 😀

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I handed them out to people at work. I don’t see the point in mailing it and spending money on postage if I see them every day.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think it’s as fun for the receiver to get it personally versus in the mail, but I also don’t think it’s rude. I did that with my co-workers and a few friends that I see all the time. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it is fine.

It’s only bad if you do it while in a group and some of them arn’t invited – Sweet 16 style.

Post # 13
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Honey bee

No it is not rude to hand deliver them.

Post # 14
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487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Seriously, I answered a very similar question a few minutes ago…..I don’t see what is wrong/tacky/rude about hand delivering invitations. Surely, if anything, it makes it more personal? I don’t know why so many people seem to worry about this, I think it’s a nice thing to do, and if it saves you money…bonus!

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