Post # 1
So, I know ettiquite says I should hand write the addresses on my inviations. Thats ok, and I don’t mind doing that but I had the return address printed on the back. THe return addresses are in a very fancy font. I don’t have awful hand writing but I certainly can’t do anything more than typical cursive or nice printed.
Does this matter?
I don’t have time to hire a calligrapher. And I don’t have time to learn calligraphy.
Does anyone have tips on how I could learn to at least do something a little fancier than just plain printed handwriting?
Post # 3
I didn’t hand write on my invites. I have horrible handwriting, so I purchased some really pretty address lables an used a really pretty font from the computer instead. And IMO I don’t think anybody really cared that it wasn’t hand written. Here’s the label I used. Good Luck.
Post # 4
If your handwriting is blah, and you don’t have time to get a calligrapher, I would just print the addresses, but do it neatly…like using a printed wrapped label…something better than just a mailing address label you can get at staples.
I should add, I actually hired a calligrapher for my invitations, and while they were beautiful and I got compliments, many people were actually surprised I did that instead of printing them. I think wedding etiquette is really only known to brides at this point.
Post # 5
@sarg88: I will say that I have always been complimented on my handwriting and I had no problems typing out 300 names and addresses in a word template and printing labels. I had absolutely no desire to hand write 300 envelopes. I did the STD’s and I was miserable after it.
Here’s what I say. The envelopes end up in the trash. You think someone is going to say… look how tacky, they didn’t hand write the envelope. That rule was probably written way before they had computers and laser printers
Post # 6
I have nice big print, but I have horrible cursive and I wanted something a little fancier than print…so I printed the addresses on my envelopes and did it in a cursive font…I thought it looked nice! I agree with PP, that rule may be old fashioned before computers, printers, etc.
Post # 7
I used a calligraphy font and printed onto the envelopes straight from my computer. They looked great and served the purpose!