Having a meltdown over Save the Date addressing…

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@LabDarling:  it’s only a save the date, i’d use the labels you were already planning on doing! perhaps you can share a pic of it printed and we can talk you down?

Post # 4
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6505 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kristen182:  +1

We decided to leave the addressing stress for the invites. We used labels for the save the date. Seriously… No one notices. 

Post # 5
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Perhaps taking the labels to a printer like Kinkos would help?  Maybe it is just your printer that’s making them look less than great.  If you want to scrap the labels, could you print the addresses directly on the envelopes?

 

 

Post # 6
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3389 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kmb727:  Great Idea! 

Mine were handwritten. I only had 40 to do. 

Post # 7
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560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My handwriting resembles a 5 year olds, but for STDs I used a ruler and a glittery sharpie to address mine.  they looked legible ! i saved money there do thst I could fork out extra money to have my wedding invites addressed w beautiful envelope wraps and digital calligraphy. 

Post # 9
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393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yeah check out the gel pens at Michael’s. It made my handwriting look nice. I think even messy handwriting looks better than using labels anyway.

Post # 10
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5199 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

If you completely hate the labels, why not just print directly on to the evelopes?  If your home printer can’t do the job your local kinkos usually can.  It’s cheap, easy, and it looks good.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We printed STD addresses directly to the envelope for STDs.  To be 100% honest it wasn’t easy & we ended up doing labels for the actual invites because of it.  We used a gorgeous font and the clear labels and do you almost everyone thought that the STDs & invites were addressed in the same way.  

Post # 13
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5199 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@LabDarling:  Not quite, but close!

Are you familar with the “Mail Merge” function in MS word?  Here is a link to atutorial: http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/word-help/use-mail-merge-to-create-and-print-letters-and-other-documents-HA101857701.aspx

I assume you were using a mail merge to complete your labels right?  If not, and if your not familar with the concept/the tutorial doesn’t do it, let me know and I’ll help you.  It’s not too hard.  

Once you’ve completed your mail merge, convert it into a PDF so it wont get screwed up and bring it to the printer’s on a USB key.

For me the most difficult part was that sometimes that printers have a bit of difficulty getting the envelopes to go through their machines.  But they are pros, they shoudl be able to fiure it out. M ake sure you have a few extra “test” envelopes and go to the printers when you’ve got plenty of time.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Instead of using Kinkos, please, please use Office Depot or Staples. SOOOOO much more cheaper and saved us lots of funds!!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I thought my head was going to explode trying to figure out how to address our STD envelopes with the computer. Best decision I ever made was to get a nice pen, make a lined template on an index card that slides into the envelope to make sure everything is even and centered, and just do it by hand. If you’re still stuck, maybe just try one with handwriting to see how it looks!

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