The last thing you want after going to the post office excitedly to mail out your wedding invitations is to have them returned back to you the following week. We thought we would clear up a huge debate we've seen recently in many wedding forums regarding where to put your return address on your wedding invitation envelopes.
We've got you covered on what you should and should not do and offer suggestions if you decide to follow today's trends. Click read more for more info.
Can I put our address on the back of our wedding invitation envelope?
The short answer: No.
The United States Postal Service has strict rules for how an envelope must be addressed and putting your information on the back is a no-go. A properly addressed envelope should be as follows:
But can't they just hand-cancel it?
Probably but it is not guaranteed that your post office has the equipment or desire to hand cancel 100 of your invitations. You can ask and they may do it. However, they may also charge you a fee to do this.
The best suggestion I can offer is to ask before you put your address on the back of the envelope. Write down the person's name you talk to so, if there is a problem when you take your invitations to the post office to be mailed, you can reference who you spoke to that gave you the okay.