Post # 1
Hi everyone! I gave up on printing out the addresses on the envelope, and so I just decided to handwrite them myself. My handwriting isn’t too horrible, but I don’t know calligraphy. I was wondering if it was okay if I write in print, or should I write in cursive? Also, who is addressed first? My friend’s name (who is a girl), or her significant other’s name (who is a guy – and I don’t really know him)? Where should I put my address? On the front top left corner, or the back??
Post # 3
You should do whatever looks better!
If you like your print better than cursive, use print.
You should write your friend’s name first, since you know her better. If you know them both equally well, you can do it by alphebetical order.
Your address goes on the back flap. I don’t think this a hard-fast rule, but for formal invitations, that’s how it’s usually done. Are you going to hand-write your return address too? You can print those directly onto the envelope using your printer — that may be faster and give it a neater appearance.
Post # 4
I know it’s what you’re supposed to do – handwrite the envelopes, but I couldn’t do it. Haha. So I’m actually printing the envelopes on my printer. To have the print shop do it, it was 10 cents for the envelope and and extra 50 cents each to print them. Just one side of it! Too much. So we’re printing them on our printer in the same font as our invites. And then for the RSVP envelopes (they were too small for my printer), I bought a custom stamp for like 10 bucks from http://www.impressrubberstamps.com/index.html and I’m going to stamp them, I will use the same stamp for the return address on my invite envelopes. Also, same font. Just uploaded a PDF that I made from my word doc. Too easy. =)
Post # 5
I decided to go the adress label route. I bought some CLEAR ADDRESS LABELS at office depot and went home and typed in all the names & adress on my computer so that you don’t even have to write anything. Because the labels are clear, you can hardly even tell that it’s on the envelope
Post # 6
I hand wrote (printing, neater & easier to read) my envelopes for my save the date cards, and will be doing the same for the invitations. They came out nice and no one had any complaints.
Post # 7
Do what you are comfortable with. I’ve seen invites addressed by the guys and it’s barely readable….though I don’t suggest that route for you! LOL.
As long as you’r happy in the end that’s all that really matters.
Post # 8
For return address I used a GOLD ADDRESS LABEL purchased at staples and printed on my computer. I tried to match the font to the other address. Since gold is one of the colors of my wedding, I think they look great! I put them on the back of the envelope like a seal.
Post # 9
I printed by hand our addresses. Lucky for me, FI has neat handwriting, so we split it up. My cursive is good, but I think printing was easier to read and keep in a straight line. The return address was printed on the back flap.
Post # 10
i hand wrote ours… i didn’t like my cursive, it looked too little kid, so i printed. i had some like your case, and i put my friend’s name first, and then her boyfriend. if we knew them both really really well, then they each got their own invite. 🙂 and we put our address on the back flap – that made the front seem more formal.
Post # 11
For people who don’t live together, you would put the name of the person associated with the address first. And then the name of the SO, if you have no inner envelope. If you do have an inner envelope, then the name of the SO who doesn’t live there would go on the inner envelope.
For two people who live together, the woman’s name would go first. However, if you are friends with the man and somehow really don’t know the woman, I would think you could put his name first.
Post # 12
It is proper etiquitte to put the woman’s name first- not the male’s. If it is to a couple not living together, you addresds it to only the person’s address you are sending it, then on the inner envelope, just put both names. 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 13
According to etiquette:
Only business letters have the return address on the upper left side of the envelope. Invitation’s return address are printed on the back flap of the envelope.
All invitation envelopes should be handwritten.
Of course, you if you are not concerned about doing what is proper you can use any method you like. At least you now have the correct information to make the right choice.
Post # 14
we printed the envelopes using a scripty fun font for the names (woman’s first, no mr & mrs unless it was an elderly single woman that i usually refer to as "mrs. x", or my sisters who i put miss x) and used a printed easy to read but incorporated thru the invite font for the address. we made it look really pretty & then hand wrote peoples names on the inner "envelope" altho it was reallyjust a piece of pretty paper wrapped around the invite.
Post # 15
I hand wrote our save the dates and invitations. It was a lot easier than I first expected. We ordered invites with the return address on the back of the envelopes. Thankfully the company sent a card w/ bold lines on it so addressing the outer envelopes was a breeze. I used cursive but think you should use whatever writing style you feel most comfortable with.
I have had several people tell me how much they appreciated seeing their names written out with such care. Makes me smile to know my efforts were appreciated.