(Closed) Save the Dates – etiquette for return addresses?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

We bought a stamp and put that on the back flap, but I regretted that later when a full quarter of all the Save-The-Date Cards were sent from the post office… to our apartment.  Fail.

Post # 4
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319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

On any card I always put the return address on the envelope flap. It’s easier and there’s usually more room (since card envelopes tend to be smaller).

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it depends on how formal your save the dates are.

If you want formal, put them on the back flap. Maybe even get a stamp with your address if you’re going to have it for a while so it looks like caligraphy.

 

If  it’s informal, use return address labels however you wish.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@GreenEyedMoon: Ha! That’s hilarious. Thanks for the warning! 🙂

We’re going to put return address labels in the upper left corner. I’m not sure what the “proper” thing to do is, but that’s what makes sense to us.

Post # 8
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5668 posts
Bee Keeper

@GreenEyedMoon: WTF? Seriously? They couldn’t figure out which side of the envelope was the front?!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

When I mailed one of our Save-The-Date Cards with the return address on the back flap in person (to check for correct postage), I got a stern lecture from a USPS employee telling me how that is not acceptable and the return address has to go on the front and she doesn’t know why everyone does it like that now because it’s WRONG.

I nodded and smiled then dropped the rest into a mailbox. With the return address on the back flap. 😉

To answer the OP, I think a stamp or label is just fine. But then again, that’s exactly what I did so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@AshleyR83: I have done both (hand write & label), and I think for a Save the Date it’s fine to use the label.

However, I recently got a stamp and love it, so I would recommend it. Besides Etsy, try Paper Source’s website.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

For our save the dates wie put labels in the front left corner. On our invites the return address went on the back flap.

 

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