Post # 1
Because of work, planning the wedding, nursing myself (chronic illness) and just life in general I’m totally late on sending out invitations. It really didn’t dawn on me until a couple of days ago how close I am. I still need to get my dress fitted; it came from nordstrom.com so it will be pretty simple at the store, get my shoes, figure out my hair and makeup, finalize the rings (still don’t have an e-ring), finalize the venue details, make sure FI gets his copy of his divorce decree/records since he’s notorious for throwing out important paperwork, get license and decide if we’re going to have a honeymoon, even locally vs. go back to work on Monday.
With that said, what are your thoughts on handwritten invitations? I don’t have personal email address for most people and since FI is taking so long getting the names/address of the people he want to invite, what he give me will have to do.
Has anyone ever done handwritten invites?
Post # 4
@CARA1978: I haven’t, but if you have few enough people that you won’t ruin your ahnd writing them out, I don’t see a problem. it could be sweet.
Post # 5
The only time I ever saw them was for a hella expensive (we’re talking $50K+ in the late ’90s) event. The bride’s step-mother hand wrote/calligraphied EVERYTHING. It was damned elegant. Tween me was dumbstruck watching her work on them.
I love the idea of hand-written invitations. So personal! If you can stand to do it, I see no reason not to.
Post # 6
I hand written mine. It’s pretty easy and fun and I would say pretty unique! I’ll attach mine when I find it.
Post # 7
@PetalFace: That would be great! I don’t have the best handwriting but what I can do will pass.
Post # 8
I don’t like that idea u cud by cheap packets and have fed ex print them
Post # 9
I hand wrote mine, but I only had about 12 to write. TBH, I wouldn’t have wanted to write very many more of them.
Post # 11
They are all different ones, I relaxed on how perfect the writing was. It had the handmade look no doubt and that’s why i think it can get through with the imperfections.
Post # 12
If you’re short on time, the LAST thing I would do is to hand-write them, especially if you have more than 5.
Fast prints are easy. Hell, use Walmart photo to make picture invitations.
Post # 13
My handwriting is deplorable but if you have nice handwriting it could be really cute. I’m considering using a calligrapher for my enveloples
Post # 15
@iHappyWife: Good grief! That’s a labor of love right there! They’re lovely!
Post # 16
@ANGELaaimt: Yep they took forever 🙁 I regretted it sometimes half way through. But I plowed on. The bits that took forever were the decorations, the actual writing was the fast bit. The decorations took forever because I didn’t want to make each one unique-ish. Coming up with something new with every card was what took most of my time 🙁