(Closed) Wedding invite help!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Typically the guest fills in that line, but sometimes the bride will fill it in if they’re trying to ensure that only specific people are invited or are afraid that guest will try to rsvp for extra people.  Just be aware that apparently there are many guests out there that forget to write their name in and you might get some cards back with no names at all and you’ll have to figure out who they came from…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Lovebug12: you leave the blank for the guest to fill out…not sure about the other

Post # 5
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

We filled ours in, to try to avoid extra guests and to make sure the name was filled in at all.  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

the guest will fill in their own name ( or at least they should do that)

the outer envelope is the envelope that everything (invite rsvp info card ) goes into and you put the stamp on it. The inner envelope is not a mandatory item. Some more formal invitations (my graduation annoucment had these) will also have an additional envelope inside the regular envelope. confusing i know! If you have this it will be just a tad smaller than the envelope with a stamp on it… and everything will then go into that envelope… and then placed into the envelope with a stamp.

It is an old fashioned tradition if i remember correctly so that the lady and gentlemen of the house had a nice clean envelope to open rather than one that had gotten a little dirty on the way to the house (by the postal carrier or the servents of the manor)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

And for inner envelope, they don’t mean the RSVP envelope… although the RSVP envelope you should have a stamp and YOUR address on it. 

With inner envelopes, you may not even have them (they’re old school).  It goes outer mailing envelope, then inner nice envelope. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

No, that line is for the guest to fill in.  I would recommend putting a number on the back of each card so if you can’t read someone’s hand writing, you can associate it to the number and know who it is. The RSVP envelope is different from an inner envelope. An inner envelope is using another envelope around the invite (so there’s two envelopes around it as the one on the outside usually gets dirt from mailing). The inner envelope helps protect the invitation, and can be used to specify who is invited specifically. So for example, if you address teh outter envelope to The Smith Family, on the inner envelope you specify Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Ms. Jane Smith, Mr. Bob Smith.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

It’s meant for the guest to write in their name, but I’ll be writing in their names (and any +1s) myself, to make sure they’re aware who the RSVP is intended for.

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