Today we have an Ask Emmaline question regarding your return address on invitations. Bride-to-be, Courtney, writes: “Dear Emmaline, I’m interested in using a return address stamp to save time on addressing invitations. However, I’m not sure what to use for the return address. Any advice?” Great question, Courtney! Find out the answer after the jump PLUS enter for a chance to win a return address stamp by Citrus Press!
Proper Return Address for Wedding Invitations
The return address on your wedding invitations should be the person or persons who are hosting the event. If the bride’s parents are hosting, the return address would go to them; if you’re hosting your own wedding, the address should reflect your own. On a formal return address, the names are not included — only the address. Traditionally, if the couple is living together before the wedding, the return address should be addressed to the bride only. According to wedding etiquette and tradition, a couple should not use their last name together (or initial) until after the wedding.
Where is the return address placed?
Traditionally, the return address is included on the back flap of the outer envelope of the wedding invitation.
Giveaway: Win a Return Address Stamp!
Between 10/7-10/13/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a return address stamp by Citrus Press! This stamp can be used for your wedding invitations or afterward on thank you cards (with your new name and address). To enter, use the entry form below. One lucky winner will receive one (1) custom address stamp. Open to US residents. Winner will be randomly selected, contacted via email, and announced on this blog post. Winner has 72 (business) hours to respond to email; winner must claim stamp within 6 months. Prize value: $50. No cash value. Includes wood stamp with black stamp pad included. Good luck!