I’m the bride and will be getting back all the RSVP cards from the guests. I’ve already put my address on the front of the envelope but should I be putting my guests return address on the response envelope?
Rebecca Black, Etiquette By Rebecca
It is optional, but the stamp is not.
Donna, Wedding Queen, President; Top Wedding Sites,
I know it isn’t necessary, from an etiquette standpoint, to write the return address on the response cards, however, I think the post office frowns upon letters without a return address so, if you don’t provide it and your guests doesn’t write it in you may be taking the chance that the card might not get back to you.
If it were my wedding, I’d go the extra mile to be sure that I get all the responses back, especially since you’re bound to have some come back late or even not at all. Make it as easy as possible for your guests.