Tina
Rockstar March 2020

Return addressing diy invitations and rsvps

Tina, on August 23, 2019 at 9:50 AM Posted in Do It Yourself 2 27
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For those of you who made/printed your own invitations, what did you do for return addressing. What I mean is did you hand write, print, use an ink stamp or use labels for your return address on both the invites and the RSVPs.

I plan on hand writing where the invitations are going to but wondered what was easier for the other parts. While clearing out to move I found a brand new supply of clear address labels. I immediately thought I could use those, but doing some research I read that address labels are considered tacky. I understand the "do what you want" aspect but my invitations are formal looking and my wedding itself is semi formal so I do want some consistency. What do you think? 馃挏

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  • Sara
    Super October 2019
    Sara

    We had our return address printed on the flap of the envelope, and I calligraphied the addresses on the front. I've seen individually printed envelopes, hand written envelopes, and ones with labels. I don't mind clear labels - I don't think it looks quite as nice, but it's totally acceptable. My back up plan was a personalized return address stamp, so I'd definitely consider that

  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn
    We used return address labels for ours. You could also print directly onto the envelopes, that鈥檚 what we did for the guest addresses.
  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
    Peggy
    I hand wrote all of it. I didn鈥檛 want to buy or print labels and then I knew I couldn鈥檛 stick them on straight. I got a calligraphy pen and an envelope liner to make everything pretty and straight. It took some time but it saved me the $100 of having the company print them.
  • Tina
    Rockstar March 2020
    Tina
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    I thought of getting an ink stamp with "the future mr and Mrs......" The $25 or whatever for it's short use might save a lot of hand cramping! 馃榿
  • Emily
    Expert April 2020
    Emily
    I was thinking about getting a stamp and then I plan on using my cricut to address the envelopes to my guests. My friend used clear labels and they look fine so that鈥檚 my backup plan!
  • Sara
    Super October 2019
    Sara
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    That'd be cute! You could use it on early thank you cards, and if you had "the future" on a separate line, you could even use it later - just put a piece of scrap paper over the "the future" part so you don't ink that part, or put paper down where the "the future" part will land so the only part that lands on the envelope is the "Mr & Mrs" and address parts.

  • Sabrina
    Savvy November 2019
    Sabrina

    We didn't print our own invitations but, we are hand addressing them. For return addresses on the invitations I've ordered a stamp from Amazon for 13.99 - I wanted to get one that said "The Future Mr. & Mrs. ____" but instead decided to get one that just had our first names with our address so that we can reuse it for thank you cards, Christmas cards, etc. We are doing RSVP postcards, so those came pre-printed addressed to "The Future Mr. & Mrs. ________"

    I don't think there's a wrong choice here at all - I've seen labels used & they look fine!

  • Sabrina
    Savvy November 2019
    Sabrina
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    I love the idea of putting "the future" on a separate line! Wish I would've thought of this before I ordered my stamp. We just went with our first names only so that we can use now and after were married.

  • Desiree
    Dedicated October 2019
    Desiree
    Our envelopes are navy blue and we opted for wrap around labels. I have pretty decent penmanship but didn鈥檛 want to hand address 100+ invitations nor was I willing to pay someone to do it. We also reversed the addresses on the rsvp envelopes which eliminated the need for me to use the numbering system as most do for nameless rsvp鈥檚.

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  • Krysta
    Devoted September 2019
    Krysta

    We got a stamp off amazon. But it didn't say future because I wanted to use it after we were married.

  • KarenO
    Master June 2018
    KarenO

    I had the return addresses printed for our invitations, but hand-wrote the mailing addresses. For our RSVP cards, I used our home printer to do both the return address and the mailing addresses.

    I also bought a custom stamp off of Etsy for like $15-$20, and just used our first names. I still use it all the time for cards, etc. It's the format of the photo below. I had planned to use it for our invites, but wound up getting them printed instead.

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  • Melissa
    Rockstar September 2019
    Melissa
    We had a stamp made with our first names and address so that we could still use it after the wedding. It was bigger than we thought so we put it on the back flap of the envelopes, it was also helpful for the rsvp card envelopes as well.
  • Kim
    Super September 2019
    Kim

    I addressed our invitation and rsvp envelopes by hand. To me, it makes it more personal.

  • Martelle
    Devoted July 2019
    Martelle

    I had a classy wedding and used return labels...

  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper
    We used an ink stamp (with our first names)
  • Sherry
    VIP September 2019
    Sherry

    I used clear labels for both the recipient address and return address on our invites and save the dates but hand wrote everything for the thank you cards.

  • Maria
    Savvy September 2019
    Maria
    We used an ink pad for both envelopes and hand wrote our invitees..
  • Keri
    Expert November 2019
    Keri

    I bought a stamp and used that. I hand wrote the guests' addresses.

  • Futuremrsv
    Super October 2020
    Futuremrsv
    I guess it depends what vibe you are going for. We are going for a fall/rustic vibe, so we are using a stamp with our names and addresses. It goes with the look we are going for. I got mine from amazon..very reasonably priced
  • Allie
    Expert April 2019
    Allie
    We got a stamp made with our first names and address.

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