Post # 1
So how exactly do you do this? Get regular labels and print them on the printer? Are they usually ordered somewhere? Is this preferable to writing on the envelope or printing (we’re not doing calligraphy)
And then we should print our return address on the back flap…correct?
Post # 3
You’re supposed to hand address the envelopes, I think. Just use a calligraphy pen and write in cursive. It’ll look fine.
Post # 4
Etiquette be damned, we just used clear labels and a nice font.
If anyone complained about it, it was behind our backs. 🙂
Post # 5
If you are printing your return address on the back of the envelope, I would just print the guest address on the front too. That is what I did, I used a very nice font and everyone thought it was calligraphy.
Post # 6
To do what you have pictured, I ordered labels in the correct size (I think it was 2″ by 8″) and designed how I wanted it to look in Microsoft word. Then, you just print onto the labels and stick on the envelopes.
Post # 7
I’ve made those wrap around labels before, you can just purchase this Avery sticker paper : http://www.amazon.com/Avery-Sticker-Project-Inches-03383/dp/B0000C0CJQ
And use a template for wrap-around labels like these: http://ruffledblog.com/freebie-fridays-wrap-around-labels/ or these: http://blog.worldlabel.com/2009/diy-wedding-labels-for-free-collection-two.html
You can print them out on your home printer and just use a paper cutter to cut them to size.
The return address goes on the part of the label that folds around the back of the envelope. It is actually super easy, you don’t have to run the envelopes through a printer at all, and it’s a cute option that you can really personalize if you are so inclined.
Here’s a picture of the ones I did for my sister’s shower invitations – you can see the return address is on the part of the label folded over onto the back of the envelope:
Post # 9
I did this for my envelopes.
The easiest way is to get full sheet labels from the office supply store. Design for your return address to be on the left and then the mailing address to be on the right. I wouldn’t make the labels any bigger than 1.5 x 8. And put as many as you can on a page so that when you print, you can just cut between each label.
ETA: Looks like you got some good advice!
Post # 10
@YSQueen: I did! Wow!!
Thank you all!!!
I’m seriously such a dunce at crafting but I love it soooo.
This is so incredibly lovely. I want to do this!!
Post # 11
@icetea: Thank you! No crafting skills required – just a printer and a paper cutter 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Etiquette-wise, the preferred method is to hand write the addresses.
Below that is to print directly on the envelopes or use some fancy labels that match the invitation suite and are interesting. Something like this:
Below that and generally frowned upon are normal printed labels.
Some people will shadow print by printing directly on the invitation is a really light grey and then going over it with black ink pen after.
Post # 13
@mrsSonthebeach: Where did you find the picture of those labels? I really love that but I can’t find anything like it online!