I finally purchased the "International Reply Coupon" I mentioned a few posts back. I think that since DC is such a great mix of people from all over the US and the world, I bet there are some of you (I know one nearlywed blogger for sure!) who are sending invites overseas.
So, since some countries don't sell stamps that you can just attach to the RSVP postcard or envelopes (ex: the UK. The postage they sell online has an expiration date!), you can purchase for $2.15 the "International Reply Coupon." Essentially, so long as the country you are mailing the invitation to is part of the Universal Postal Union
, the recipient of your invitation can take the international reply coupon to their post office and exchange it for the minimum postage needed to send the RSVP back. It's a lot of work, but unfortunately for me and my guests, this was my only option since I didn't want my guests to have to pay for their own postage to send my RSVPs back.
Here is what they look like (they were originally $1.85 so they had to add additional stamps to make it $2.15)
Here is my dog approving:
So I am sending instructions in the invitations for our overseas guests. I hope it works!
Miss Glen Echo: It's $1.40 to send a postcard/greeting card from Australia. You can get info and stamps here
! Good luck!
Another option that I didn't think about is sending the invitations un-sealed to someone in that country and have them purchase the postage, stamp the RSVP, and then mail it out to the guests in that country. Still sounds like too much work !
But speaking of RSVPs, I got my first one in the mail this afternoon!
I think now the worse part will be waiting! What projects did you work on while waiting on RSVPs?
Labels: Invitations, rsvps, stamps