Addressing for STD's, Invitations, RSVP's, etc.

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We printed on clear labels- it worked wonderfully!  We matched the fonts for each so it looked cohesive and intentional.  We also had a return label stamp that was so easy to use, and you get the benefit of having it forever!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

We used clear labels as well. I used screen shots of our invitation suite to add images to the labels to make them more coherent with our suite. I also ended up purchasing the script font that we used for our names and tracked down the other font (it was a freebie) so everything went together well. I actually just printed a double set of the invite labels initially and then used them for the Thank Yous. We didn’t buy a stamp because we knew we’d be moving soon after the wedding (as it turned out, two weeks later) – and I wanted to use more than one color on our labels. Printing them allowed me to do that.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I printed on the envelopes from my home printer

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

MrsPhishBee:  I just printed our STD envelopes on our home printer and they look GREAT!! FI came home, saw them and asked when I had found time to get them professionally printed. I used Bombshell Pro as a font to give the addresses a calligraphy-ish feel and I couldn’t be happier.

I was going to hire a calligrapher for our invitations, but these came out so well that I’ll probably just stick with this method and save some $$$.

Here’s an example of one of our envelopes (with some personal information redacted):

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

annb9:  That looks great! How do you feed the envelope through your printer? Do you just do one at a time? 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

MrsPhishBee:  I hand-addressed all of our STD’s and invitations. We had address labels printed for our RSVP envelopes (since it was just our address). Traditional etiquette says that invitations should be hand-addressed so I was afraid to break away from that, but in retrospect, it was totally stupid.

Traditional etiquette simply hasn’t been updated to align with modern technology. I think the printed envelopes look lovely, and much neater than mine (although I do have pretty decent cursive handwriting). Hand-writing them was a bit of a nightmare and I’d say I threw out a good 35+ envelopes because of mess-ups. Doh! Just have them printed. 😉

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

MrsBuesleBee:  Just fed them through the printer the same way I would do regular paper. And no, I printed them in batches of probably 15-20? Whatever the printer would fit.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Mine were hand calligraphed (and it cost me more than $700 for calligraphy for my invitations and escort-card envelopes.)  However, if you can find a calligraphy program for your computer/printer just as annb9: did, I doubt that anyone could tell the difference.  That looks great!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

MrsPhishBee:  haha. Also I am a phan of that one band from Vermont as well, so cheers. And re: stamp, think of thank you cards, holiday cards, anything… Yay stamp.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’m printing them (as in literally this moment working on them) at home :-)!  

If people get mad because they aren’t “hand addressed” they can decline the invite, I’ve spent an insane amount of hours on this suite, many many more than people who just order the suite and throw them together and hand-address the invitations (not saying that is a bad thing at all, just that I am in no way saving time by printing them individually at home).  I agree with applecat:, traditional etiquitte just hasn’t been updated yet! 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

MrsPhishBee:  FYI my stamp arrived today and it is gorgeous! Looks like it was printed on the envelope. It’d be a great engagement gift too come to think…

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