Not sure how to address wedding invitations? Perhaps you’re still stuck on how to address save the dates? Chances are, you’re not the only one. Nothing to stress about. It’s not like you find yourself addressing envelopes on the daily. Getting married typically means you’re going to discover just how much you may not know about snail mail. First thing’s first. Do you have the mailing addresses of everyone on your guest list? If you skipped that first step, you may want to go back. Don’t worry, collecting physical mailing addresses doesn’t have to be a complete nightmare. Postable’s free wedding address book makes collecting addresses a total breeze.HPsee_button-1Once you have your guests’ wedding addresses in hand and are ready to take the first step to addressing wedding invitations, you’ll need to make a few simple decisions. Main one being, how you’d like your envelopes to be addressed. In other words: the formality level. Are you going for a more traditional approach — keeping the envelopes as formal as it gets– or maybe something more casual? There are a number of little nit picky rules you may want to review. Like what to do if the couple has different last names? Should you list all of the children’s’ names or just put “And Family”? What if they’re a couple, but not married? What if one’s a doctor?! Feeling overwhelmed yet?

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6 Mistakes to Avoid With Your Wedding Thank Yous

ty3Congrats, you successfully made it down the aisle! You survived the wedding madness, but unfortunately you’ve still got one task left…and it’s a doozy: your wedding thank you cards. Before you flip out, remember that you couldn’t have made your wedding day quite as special without the help of loved ones. Your friends and family deserve some gratitude–all 250 of them. They didn’t complain when you asked them to be present for cake tastings and flower showings. They didn’t moan and groan (we hope) during the wedding set up and now it’s your turn to tell them just how much you appreciated their help during the whole process.

Writing your wedding thank you cards can be a huge task to get through, but luckily for you Postable has some nifty tricks to make writing them super easy. So stay calm and write your wedding thank you cards in minutes (yup, minutes). And in case you’d like a more in depth guide on how to write a thank you note, check out our Ultimate Guide.

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A Guide to Kids’ Birthdays

Think kids’ birthday parties are easy? Cake, some balloons, maybe a clown…right? WRONG! If you’re planning a birthday party for anyone under the age of 14, consider yourself in deep waters. Navigating the etiquette of preschool, elementary, and middle school-aged parties is a minefield. Fret not, we’re here to answer your prayers (and questions).

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Wedding DOs and DON’Ts for Your Invites & Save the Dates

Hooray, you’re engaged! There was a ring, maybe some rose petals, possibly a flash mob and most importantly, someone said “Yes!” This is all very exciting but it’s time to get down to business–let’s talk wedding invites. Here is a list of our wedding DOs and DON’Ts for your wedding invitations and save the dates to avoid making any major etiquette mishaps.

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