Post # 1
I always thought it was “the rule” to have the invitations nicely handwritten but I have seen some invitations where it’s just clear labels printed off. I wrote out the save the dates to our guests, but printed, not cursive. I keep thinking it would be sooo much easier to do clear address labels (plus – my cursive stinks) but I don’t want it to look impersonal? What are you bees doing?
Post # 3
Cover your eyes Emily Post, we did labels with a pretty script font!
Post # 4
I used labels for the Save-The-Date Cards and I hand printed the addresses on the invitations and RSVPS.
Post # 5
@bakerella: Were your return labels the same style? We used return labels for our save the dates, but they are not pretty cursive style so I’m thinking we’ll need to order new return labels too…
Post # 6
I wrote ours out by hand in my everyday penmanship! I kind of wish I didn’t becsue it was a pain to be careful not to smuge the ink before it dried (I’m a lefty). It was a little more tedious than I would have liked, but it was easier in the loing run, I think.
Post # 7
I did them in calligraphy.
Post # 8
I didn’t vote because my option isn’t on the poll. I found a font online that looks like calligraphy. I downloaded it and will use it to address our envelopes through my printer. I know that technically they’re supposed to be handwritten or calligraphy, but I figure if my font looks like calligraphy anyway, that’s good enough for me. 🙂
Edit: We’re printing directly onto the envelope, not on a label. So maybe we’ll trick a couple of people into thinking it’s “real” calligraphy. 🙂
Post # 9
For our save the dates I printed in the same font as the cards, Clarendon
For the invites that just went out Friday (!!) I printed using Chopin Script directly on the envelopes with a high res setting. One of FIs aunts saw him in the grocery store this morning and told him she was amazed at my hand calligraphy.
Post # 10
We will also use labels with a curly, yet legible font. I think that clear labels are best. We did labels for our first batch (the majority) of the Save-The-Date Cards, but there were a few we sent out after (delayed getting addresses from family members, etc), and I handwrote those in cursive… because it was easier and faster, truthfully. I think either is acceptable, and would look just fine. I feel like this is one of those “if someone refuses to come to my wedding because of this, I’m not sure I want them there anyway!” things. 🙂
Post # 11
@cherrycoke: Our return label on the back was the same colour/size of label but I actually embossed our address because we had just gotten the embosser plate and I was super excited about it, LOL! We did postcard style for our RSVP, so we printed them with the address on it in the font that matched the rest of the card.
Post # 12
@thewheelsonthebus: I used a blue script font for our names on our invitation and a whole bunch of people commented to either myself, Darling Husband or my parents that they were amazed that I had written our name on all our invites. Uhhhh rrriiiiiiiiggghhhtttt…. Sure I did that……………………
Post # 13
@bakerella: Ha! I had planned on printing them in blue as well… but they replaced our printer at work to only a black ink version… I decided the speed and quality of that printer in black was better than the blue from my crappy at home printer.
I guess his aunt was going on about how she couldn’t wait to see this wedding (I’m a wedding coordinator for a living) when Fiance said yeah, she’s at home right now turning a stack of tissue paper into flowery things.
Post # 14
The return address is printed directly onto the envelopes by letterpress. I will write the address in calligraphy… over many long hours!! I used labels for our save the dates.
Post # 15
I’m handwriting the addresses on our wrap-around labels right now actually (taking a break: 45 addresses in 2 days makes for an achy hand). I’ve always been a tiny bit into calligraphy so i bought a pen and ink for this and practiced a bit. They’re turn out ok–i hope no one thinks it’s tacky or cheap that i did them myself (it’s pretty obvious they’re not professional) and didn’t hire someone.
I’m basically just doing cursive w/ a copperplate pen and some sad little flourishes 😉
Disclaimer: My handwriting’s pretty decent and i enjoy writing. HOWEVER, when it comes to hardware, i’m a bit of a technophobe and can’t figure out how to print anything but word documents and pdfs on 8.5″x11″ sheets to save my life so figuring out labels or envelopes was pretty much out of the question. I’ve been invited to 4 or 5 weddings in the past couple of years and as far as I can remember they were computer printed addresses on a label or envelope. Another friend of mine getting married in June is also printing hers on via computer so i feel like nowadays that’s the norm.
Post # 16
I printed mine directly onto the envelope. It was easier than I thought to run them through my printer and I’m sooo happy with them!