(Closed) What return address to use on STD if I will use parents on the invites?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What address should I use as the return address on the Save-The-Date?
    Use my parent's address as the return address on the STD? : (6 votes)
    35 %
    Use my own return address on STD? : (10 votes)
    59 %
    Other? (Please comment below) : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If the Save-The-Date Cards have any first-person words in it like “we’re getting married, save the date” then the return address should be yours.  Otherwise if the whole thing is in third-person like “please save the date for kentuckygirl and fi’s wedding” then use your parents’ address for consistency.

    Post # 4
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I think it should be your address. My parents are like yours, but I put my return address on the Save-The-Date Cards. That way, if I had the wrong address (happened once) it will be returned to me so I can fix it before I give the final guest list to my mom.

    Post # 5
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My parents’ names are on the invite, and they’re footing the bill, but we put our address on all of the rsvps, etc.  I would have had to drive an hour to their house to collect all of the rsvps, and since we’re keeping track of everything ourselves, it had to be ours.  I think my mom was glad that I did it that way, so she doesn’t have to worry about it.  Plus I’m slightly OCD about organization. =)

    Post # 6
    736 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m just about exactly in your situation. We’re in our mid 30’s, already live together, we are paying for some of the wedding and my parents are paying for some of the wedding. I already sent the Save the Dates out and I used our address. But, I will use my parents address for the invites. Not sure what the proper etiquette is but that’s what I did.

    Post # 8
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We’re in a different situation (we may be moving in the middle of this process, so will probably use my parents’ address since it will stay the same). However, if we weren’t going to be moving I would probably use my own since I would like to handle everything myself as far as guest-count, addresses, etc.

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