Post # 1
I was wondering if you do calligraphy for your inner and outer invitation envelopes, do you have to have calligraphy for your response envelopes as well? I never thought about this until I was looking at a calligrapher’s website and saw pricing for response envelopes. What are you all doing? Calligraphy? Handwriting the addresses yourself? Making labels?
Post # 3
For the RSVP envelopes I made clear labels with a nice script font and I think it looks great. I used calligraphy for the main envelopes though.
Post # 4
That’s definitely not necessary. I’m having my address printed on the response card envelopes by the company making our invitations.
Post # 5
I think what the calligrapher’s pricing means is to personalize each guests’ name in the "fill in the blank" part of the response card. Your outer envelope will all be addressed to you (or your mom, whoever is managing the RSVP’s), so the standard is to have that info printed by the printer doing the invites, like EK said above.
It’s a nice touch to have the response card personalized, but definitely not necessary as most people know to fill in the blank with their name.
Quick tip, though. Some people actually don’t know to fill in their name, and just fill in how many people are attending/not attending. A trick some brides use is to number the back of the response card in pencil. So if you get one of those blank responses back, you can match it up to the invitee on your list according to the number.
Post # 6
For my RSVP envelopes, I used my home printer and ran some envelopes with the same typeface in brown as my address envelopes also done in brown… they looked great and I had a couple friends (soon to be getting married themselves) ask who my calligrapher was so they could use them!!! LOL! I just said I got it done out of town.