Where do you put the return address on wedding invitations? If you’re assembling your invites and now you want/need to know, we’ve got the answer for you! Read on to find out where the address is supposed to go. Don’t forget to join the newsletter for the latest!
If you’re assembling and addressing your wedding invitations, chances are you’re probably wondering where to put the return address. This blog post is inspired by a recent Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Mary, who asks,
“Hi Emmaline Bride, I’m wondering where to put the return address on wedding invitations. Do you put the address in the upper left-hand corner? Can you put the return address on the back flap of the envelope? Thanks for your help.”
Great question, Mary! Actually, you’re correct on both methods. As a rule of thumb, the return address can be placed on wedding invitations in either of those two ways. It’s up to you!
Here are both options in greater depth and detail, along with examples.
Where to Put the Return Address on Wedding Invitations
You can put the return address in either place:
1. Return Address on Upper Left-Hand Corner of Envelope
I like the way this standard style looks, particularly for fun + less casual wedding invites. You can use a return address stamp or these skinny-wrap labels, courtesy of Minted, for a one-of-a-kind style.
2. Return Address on Back Flap of Outer Envelope
Want to be edgy? ;) I’m just kidding. Many couples think you cannot put the return address on the back flap of invitations, but you 100% can!
The nice thing about these envelopes is the printing is included for FREE if you order your invites from Minted. That includes the printing of guest addresses and the return address on wedding invitations, too. (Talk about a bonus!)
Here’s another example using a stamp on the back flap of the envelope:
So, to recap: where do you put your return address? You can put the return address on the back flap of your envelope for invitations. Note: This is for the invitation envelope itself. If you’re wondering where to put your return address for the response card envelopes, that address always goes on the upper-left-hand corner of the response envelopes.
Which Return Address Placement is Best?
To be honest, I prefer the latter: by putting the return address on the back of wedding invites, you’re eliminating clutter on the front and allowing the elegance of your hand-written (or printed, but still formal) address to shine through. It gives a more formal appearance and tone and puts the guests’ names in full view.
However, you don’t have to go that route. If you want to put the return address on wedding invitations the standard way, go for it! There’s no right or wrong way to put the address, but NOT including one would be a bad idea. You’ll want a return address in case the invitation is returned undelivered (or you won’t have any idea if a guest doesn’t receive theirs).
How to Add Special Stamps
Alternatively, you can add your return address with a stamp and ink. Here’s an example of one you can get custom-made from Cedar and Gray:
You can include your own choice of unique postage stamps from Little Postage House. Here is one example showing the envelope with postage and return address on the back.
I hope it helps!
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