Hand writing STDs, invitations, etc?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I can’t imagine anyone would think that tacky or a cheapskate tactic!

If you have the time and inclination (and handwriting skilz!) I say do it. What a lovely idea. And you’re doing a historic wedding, right? Is that in keeping with the customs of the time, or is it just a fun thing you’d like to do?

Post # 5
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63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think handwritten correspondence is quite lovely, and if I were a wedding guest, I would be really impressed by it. 

Post # 6
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715 posts
Busy bee

@MadsTheGallifreyan:  If you have the time and patience to do it, go for it. 
I mean there are people out there PAYING others to handwrite their envelopes, so it must be considered really nice…

Post # 7
Hostess
9903 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MadsTheGallifreyan:  people out there pay BIG money to have hand calligriphed invitations written – if you can do it GO FOR IT!  It’s not cheap or tacky at all.  I have good handwriting but it’s not THAT good!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I agree!  If you have the talent, use it!  I have nice hand writing, but I know I get sloppy when I get tired and it isn’t nice enough to use a proper dip pen and fancy paper.  Nor would it look appealing on an invitation!  I’m always so jealous of crafty women.  I seem to be missing that gene.  

Post # 9
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

As long as you budget out the time (that is the important part – it takes longer than you think), go for it!

Thought I will warn that most people don’t look at invitations – I’ve discovered many of my guests didn’t even look at the accompanying information or notice it was right on the invite itself.

But my sister hand-wrote the envelopes for my bridal shower with a caligraphy marker and I got many compliments on it from guests, so maybe all isn’t lost. 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MadsTheGallifreyan:  Are you doing a historic wedding? If so I need to hear more! I’m a huge history nerd, and have thought about this myself!

Post # 11
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820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MadsTheGallifreyan:  I did hand written invitations for my bridal shower. I had to write out about 100. It was very tiring considering I had to address all the envelopes as well. I will be doing handwritting thank you cards as well for after the bridal shower and wedding. My wedding invitation I got pre-printed, but I have to hand write the addresses on those too.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i hand-addressed my STDs and i am doing the same with my invitations (75 total)

 

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