(Closed) Handwriting Poll…opinions please!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which should I use?
    #1 - The computer Font : (35 votes)
    51 %
    #2 - Computer Font traced over with handwriting : (19 votes)
    28 %
    #3 - Free Hand : (4 votes)
    6 %
    #4 - Free Hand attempt at Pretty : (10 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Option 5: Do you have any friends/bridesmaids/family members who have pretty handwriting?  One my mom’s friends can do calligraphy and addressed my invites as her wedding gift to us.

    Post # 5
    35 posts
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Honestly – since I was in a bind with time due to a last minute wedding – I printed mine on the computer. I know so many people said it was a no-no to print them, but the script font looked so much more elegant and professional than handwriting did and it saved me a headache. Honestly – if you are torn, maybe print the addresses of the recipients on the front and hand write the return address on the back flap? Or if you are using two envelopes, hand write the ones inside and use the printer for the outer envelope.


    But rest assured – your handwriting looks nice – but if you are anything like me – it will look nice for about 8 envelopes and then it will start to resemble my FI’s writing!!!!


    Good luck!!

    Post # 6
    5655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I like option 5.

    I printed our envelopes and really liked them… I offset them so the addresses were almost flush with the left side of the envelope and printed large so they went up half the height… (sorry that’s the best I can explain)

    that’s always an option too

    Post # 7
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    No one will judge you if you use a computer. If they do, I feel sad for them. The most important thing is that you get them in the mail. 🙂

    Post # 8
    1843 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would use a computer font but a calligraphy computer font instead.

    Post # 10
    4583 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Your handwriting is a lot better than mine.

    Post # 11
    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Just print them 🙂 I’ve never known anyone to judge people for not handwriting their invites? I’ve gotten both and never thought anything of it.

    Post # 12
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Fonts for Peas have awesome handwriting fonts if you want to make it look handwritten (but printed on a label). This is probably what I will end up using. My handwriting is normally really bad, and it gets way worse when I try to write nicely. Here’s the url:


    Post # 13
    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I did my own font.

    It probably wasn’t the best but oh well. 

    Post # 14
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    ok so i had asked my mother to do these for me because she has such beautiful cursive handwriting and mine is for the birds.

    she enlisted my mentally challanged sister to help – i found this out right before my wedding she said (my sister) “G, i hope you dont mind that i addressed your invitations with purple pen” WHAT?! you addressed my invitations? and with PURPLE pen?…..and her hand writing is wayyyy worse than mine

    at that point i was days before my wedding and had to just shrugg it off but i can only imagine how some of my invites looked – oh well. no one mentioned anything.

    i say go ahead and use the computer – its quick, easy and pretty – i dont think people pay much attention to the outside anyway – they want to rip it open and see the invite.

    Post # 15
    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I think you handwritting is really nice actually.  If you have the time and inclination, I would go with number 2.  If not, just print them. 

    Post # 16
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I mess around with each of the options you provided for my own invitations.  I really dislike my handwriting.  I talked it over with my mom and she implored me to hand write them.  I doubt anyone in our generation will give a second look to whether you print or hand write addresses, but those in our parents generation might.  My mom is (overly) concerned with appearances, so as a means to appease her I’m hand writing them.  It’s something small and easy that I can do for her.

    If no one has a strong opinion about whether you hand write them or not, I’d go with option 1 or 3. 

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