Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
Im getting ready to address my outer envelopes (on the computer) and I’d love to use a really beautiful font like Burgues Script (minus most of the flourishes, but beautiful nonetheless):
My main concern is that the post office wont be able to read a really scripty font. Any of you gals using a flourishy calligraphy font for your outer envelope addresses or do you think its best to steer clear?
Post # 3
I don’t actually know – but I was thinking that I would use a very flourishy font for the names and a plainer font for the address (so it would be more legible). I saw this on the web – somewhere and it looked great – the names were larger and elaborate but the address was legible and the combo worked.
Since I’m doing printed labels I thought it would make the outer envelope look a little classier. But I haven’t run it by the post office. I planning on mailing invitations to my mom and FMIL first to see how they travel, etc. so I hope it will get ironed out there.
Post # 4
For our outer envelopes, we are using a script font for the last name and the zipcode (although the numbers aren’t very script-y, just more distinct)
Here’s an earlier thread from the boards as an example:
Opinion Wanted: Addressing Envelopes
As well as the website she used for inspiration:
Post # 5
We used PassionsConflictROB which is pretty flourishy but I had no problems with the post office.
Post # 6
The post office uses machines that read the information and the machines are made to recognize all types of chicken scratch and horrible handwriting that people put on envelopes so my guess is pretty script will be easy to read. THe most important part is the zip code…that’s like 90% of getting your mail to someone and those are numbers, and therefore easy to read in any script. As long as those are clear you should be fine.