Post # 1
I’m debating on how to address our invitations. I’m not crazy about the way labels look, but hiring someone to do printing or calligraphy is out of our budget.
Did anyone out there attempt their own printing or calligraphy? Any hints, tips, or resources would be helpful! (I’d also love to see how they turned out, if you have pictures…)
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
I love receiving a wedding invitation envelope with my address written in the bride’s handwriting. It seems so personal, even though it may not look “professional”. My advice: buy a good-quality pen and address them yourself!
Or you can always type them on an old typewriter for a neat look!
Post # 4
If you are not comfortable with writing on your envelopes, try using your good old computer and use calligraphy styled fonts or using an old fashioned type writing is such a wonderful touch…good diea Jess.
Post # 5
I addressed mine, for the reasons jess said above.Â I didn’t have great handwriting before, so I practiced for a while, and even developed a bit of a fancier writing for it.Â In the end, even though it took some extra time, I would not change how I did it for anything.Â It really was more personal, and MUCH cheaper, that way.
Sorry, I don’t have a pic to share though.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2018 - Methodist Church/Country Club
I’m doing my own calligraphy (or at least learning how…more or less). I got a starter kit one day at Barnes and Noble and have picked up some extra supplies since then. I haven’t actually practiced in a few months (it gets me all inky and dirty, which in turn makes my house all inky and dirty) but it’s definitely do-able if you have a little bit a patience and a lot of time!
Post # 7
I agree with all the ladies here – I know there are some really cheap calligraphy quotes, but somehow, once you start getting up there on the invitation mailing list – the price just seems a bit steep. It does look lovely though, must admit. Definitely try your hand at some calligraphy. It takes time, but isn’t impossible. Also, GreenTea was on point with her post – calligraphy or "fancy" fonts are also quite nice, and there are loads of websites where you can download free fonts! Good luck!
Post # 8
thanks ladies, this is super helpful. i agree that writing something by hand, even if it doesn’t look professional, is a sweet touch that people actually notice. i think i’m going to practice calligraphy on my own, or at least a nice script, and see if i can get the hang of it.
jess, i love the idea of using a typewriter! i’m definitely going to use that as a back up plan.
Post # 9
I am not a professional calligrapher, but I used to have to hand-address envelopes for invites to high-end events for my old job. I found a font I liked in word and would type in each name and address and try my best to re-create the writing with my own personal flair. everyone really liked it and I plan to do the same thing for my own invites. having a template of the exact address/words to work off of really helps.
Also, paper source has calligraphy workshops if you are willing to invest $50. But I would recommend trying it on your own first and then see if you need the classes 🙂 hope that helps!