- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Hi my name is ALAin2014 and I am knowingly committing what appears to be the most obscene, ghastly, inexcusable etiquette faux pas known to man.
*gathering up my courage to admit this to a bulletin board of virtual (ha!) strangers*:
I am using address labels for my wedding invitations. ANNNDDDD on top of that, I am going to hand-write the names on the inner envelopes.
GAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!! HOW COULD I?!?!?!?!?!
I have been reading and reading and reading online about how inappropriate it is to use labels, that if you don’t handwrite the addresses on the invitations, then it’s seen as you are just inviting them for a gift, that you couldn’t take the time to hand-write the addresses, how much do you really want them there, etc.
Somehow though, it’s just as appropriate (and no less personal mind you) to pay to hire someone to do calligraphy on the envelopes?
So for me, what it boils down to is this:
Our invitations are lovely and beautiful, and convey the message that we want to convey. That we are getting married and we’d love for our friends and family to be there.
And hell, we’re throwing a nice party on top of it! (with open bar during cocktail hour then cash bar during the reception, with us providing bottles of red and white on each table. The horror.) It is going to be a great time…
And we’ve decided who we want to be there with us, and have thoughtfully put our guest list together- and are getting ready to send out the invitations.
And honestly- we are simply two busy professionals who are not only getting married but are in the late stages of buying our first home (yay)! – and if someone is going to be offended by our address labels, then I don’t know what to tell them. 🙂
That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!