Post # 1
I’m getting ready to mail out our invitations in the next 2 weeks (yup! right around Christmas). They will be out about 8 weeks before the wedding). Well, I’ trying to decide whether to have the addresses printed on the envelopes, hand write them myself or have them done by a professional calligrapher. I really LOVE the look of calligraphy but that alone will cost another $300 or so and I’m trying to decide one way or the other right now. Just wondering what’s most common right now. What are you doing?
Post # 3
Fauxligraphy! I printed a calligraphy font on the envelopes with a light colored ink and then wrote over it with a calligraphy pen in a darker color. Looked like I spend a ton on calligraphy but I didn’t!
Post # 4
Perfect time for this post! i was just wondering the same thing
Post # 5
Fauxligraphy…I’ve heard of people doing this and at first I loved the idea but I”m worried about how long it would take me to do that. Great idea… thanks!
Post # 6
It didn’t really take that long since I was just tracing the words that were printed by the printer. If you did calligraphy yourself, it would take a lot longer.
Post # 7
I would just handwrite them. I wouldn’t print them, although you can print the return on the RSVP.
Post # 8
I printed mine, because it gave a more modern look to them. I think the handwriting aspect is a pretty useless part of etiquette rules.
Post # 9
I just hand wrote in my neatest handwriting.
Post # 10
I hand wrote mine in cursive and I think they looked good. Just make sure you have extra envelopes for mistakes. Also look at some samples; I totally forgot about cool things like spacing out the zip code along the whole bottom line of the address.
That being said. I don’t think printing makes a huge difference in looks and in many ways it’s even cleaner. So whatever you choose, do not feel bad about it because your guests won’t give it a second thought!
Post # 11
Fauxligraphy is an awesome idea!!
Post # 12
I’m just writing the addresses on, as neat as I can. I love the look of fancy envelopes, but I can’t justify spending money on it when I know most people are just going to be tearing it open. I have a small budget, I need to let some things go.
Post # 13
Personally I love the look of hand written envelopes, so I say DIY if you have the time, patience and skill, but if you have the extra money in your budget hire someone. BUT if printing them out would better match your scheme, do that cause its the surely the cheapest, easiest and quickest method.
My vote: Fauxligraphy!
Post # 14
I printed the addresses on avery index cards using my favorite font. I then put the cards in the envelopes and used a light box to trace the addresses. It’s an extra step compared to printing on the envelopes, but I didn’t have to mess with printing on envelopes (the Avery templates are super easy to use), and since I’m not computer saavy that worked for me.
Post # 15
here are mine. They didn’t take too long to do, but I only had to do about 40.
Post # 16
I did fauxligraphy as well and loved how it turned out. We got SO MANY compliments on the calligraphy – it really set the tone for the event.