Etiquette Faux Pas and I Don't Care- Doo Dah, Doo Dah

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I love it! And would do the same (if my fiance let me…he’s pretty “proper” LOL!) 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We used labels.  And ::gasp:: didn’t even HAVE inner envelopes!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We are too! Because I feel that way more invitations will get lost in the mail if we handwrite them, both because of legibility issues and because once you address that many envelopes, your mind will be wandering and mistakes will be made.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Tee hee.  We did mostly digital invites, with a handful for those people without email.  I’m sure there’s all sorts of etiquette breaking there but no one replied with a “where’s my paper invite?” comment.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

“Somehow though, it’s just as appropriate (and no less personal mind you) to pay to hire someone to do calligraphy on the envelopes?”—- +1000!

TBH if any of our guests had an issue with the way our envelopes were addressed then I didn’t really want them there. I have gotten a few invites since we had our wedding and I learned it was “improper” to not hand write the addresses and I haven’t even thought to look at the envelopes! I’m so excited to see the invites and learn about the style of the wedding that I rip open the envelope and toss it in the garbage.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

People who would complain about having address labels on their invitations (as a guest) must lead the most boring, lack-luster lives on the planet.

I can’t imagine even noticing or giving a hoot.

One of the wealthiest people I know – Nancy Pelosi lives on her floor in their apartment building – sent out EMAIL invites and it was the most gorgeous, elegant wedding I have ever been to.

get.over.it people!  and stop living your lives by a book of etiquette.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Nooo!!  How dare you?!  Bees, let’s oust this awful person from our boards in shame!!

I am totally getting the kind from Minted that they print the addresses on there for you for free, ha!  And I was going to use the labels I got from the ASPCA after a donation, because they are the only ones I have and the have puppies on them 🙂 You are in fine company.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Speaking of faux pas that I could care less about….

…if a registry card is in the invitation.   Honestly – I don’t care.  Can we all stop pretending?  About 90% of guests are going to want to know at one point or another and if they want to either get you cash or nothing at all they can do that.   I have no qualms with having someone point me in the right direction when I’m just going to ask them eventually anyway.

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I printed right on the envelopes, and there was no second envelope.  Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a handwritten on in my adult life! Rock It!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We are also using labels. I printed them with a cute little flower that matches the invite design. It is SO MUCH EASIER. Why doesn’t everyone do it! Haha!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ll join you in the “label faux pas” club.  Seriously, it was just easier.  Even with the labels my mind wandered and there were mistakes to fix.  Can’t imagine what it would have been like if I had done it by hand!!  

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I’m using labels too! Sisters for the cause! God knows the USPS wouldn’t know WHAT to do with my scribble and my FI (who has great handwriting) would laugh his a** off if I asked him to address all of the invites. He feels he’s done his duty when he annually writes out our Christmas gift tags & cards. Not even sure if I can talk him into writing the thank you notes, don’t want to waste my girlie super powers on simple invites! 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Labels for the win! I am not going to ruin the invite with my chicken scratch or waste money on someone with pretty handwriting to do it.

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