(Closed) Hand-written vs. Computer-printed

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Will you be hand-addressing your wedding invitations or printing them out?
    Hand-addressed : (18 votes)
    51 %
    Printed : (17 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    14750 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I had full intentions of handwritting them, but once I saw what it looked like, I just went ahead and printed them with my printer.  In the end it just looked better to me, but to be perfectly honest, I have never looked at an invitation envelope that I have received.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @CherryA:  I’m planning to use a pretty handwriting font and to print very lightly, then take a calligraphy pen and trace over.  My handwriting is awful, but I still like the idea of handwritten addresses.  My other alternative was the decorative printed labels that Martha Stewart had.  Some of us are willing, but our writing is just too terrible!

    Post # 5
    Member
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I printed addresses in a beautiful calligraphy font directly on our Save the Date envelopes, going with the fact that these are a more recent and less formal type of correspondence. 

    I’ll probably write out addresses on our actual wedding invitations, even though my handwriting is not that nice – this is definitely considered the most proper way, etiquette-wise. I don’t think I’ve received a printed or labeled wedding invite yet, but I can see why people would choose to do it – I’m already dreading hand-addressing our envelopes!

    Post # 6
    Member
    10456 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Absolutely printing them. No way am I gonna waste time writing on an envelope which will just get thrown out immediately. We are inviting like 200 people! 

    Post # 7
    Member
    3267 posts
    Sugar bee

    My husband did caligraphy on all ours.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    The computer printed ones always look like junk mail to me . Sorry to any ladies who did printing 🙁 There’s something so cold and robotic about it. It’s so much more exciting when you see a handwritten envelope! You know it’s something special. Your handwriting, signature and so forth are uniquely YOU, a font is a computer file which probably 10 million other people have.

    Even if you have lousy handwriting, you can address an envelope legibly. Just write more slowly. I would rather get a messy, handwritten envelope in the mail than a neat computerized one.  I hate feeling like a part of a database.

    ETA: I recently got an invitation addressed in Papyrus font. Please, don’t do this.

    Post # 9
    Member
    5557 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I honestly couldn’t tell if any of the wedding invites I have recieved had printed, labels or hand written addresses. It is such a non-issue  I think to stress about at all. If someone gets their panties in a wad because the envelopes are printed…well, to me, they need a life. It takes MORE time to print fancy envelopes than write. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I was originally going to pay for calligraphy (and I still may) but then I got a coupon for envelope addressing and guess what, She is using a computer.  I found a great price for calligraphy but that does not include shipping and supplies.  If the money is there I will more than likely go with hand calligraphy BUT I would rather spend that $100.00 dollars on something else and I will if I can.

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    7568 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    FMIL is into handwriting them, so she can knock herself out. Personally, I don’t really care either way. If it were up to me, I’d print those puppies out. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    4525 posts
    Honey bee

    I’ll probably hand write them, only because I’m pretty sure there will be 10 of them. I can handle 10. 

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