(Closed) How are going about addressing your invites?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How are you addressing your invites?
    Paying a calligrapher to do it : (6 votes)
    7 %
    Learning calligraphy and doing it myself : (10 votes)
    12 %
    Handwriting them, no calligraphy : (20 votes)
    24 %
    Printing them out on computer/labels : (37 votes)
    45 %
    Other (I'll explain below) : (9 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    I found a talented and affordable calligrapher through Etsy, and will be working with her for our invitations!

    Post # 4
    Member
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I just started taking classes this week at our local nunnery. We are going old school with the ink well and all. I am making my sister take the classes with me so addressing 300 invitiations won’t take the next 5 months!

    Post # 5
    Member
    291 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I like the traditional touch of doing handwritten calligraphy but unfortunately have splurged way too much on the invites themselves to do professional calligraphy (might save that for a simpler touch like escort cards =P?). So I’ve busted out my old nibs from a college drawing class and have started practicing a more stylized version of my handwriting for the envelopes. So far it looks okay…we’ll see what happens when I actually start practicing on my real invites, which are coming on Monday :D!!

    Post # 6
    Member
    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My FI’s dad is very artsy so we are kinda having him learn calligraphy and is doing them.  I figured it would be a good way to get the in-laws involved too.

    Post # 7
    Member
    45 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Back in the day I did all the calligraphy on the invitations to my high school prom. It was HELL and I vowed never to do it again. That…and I figured the post office could read the printed font better than inked flourishy handwriting. Also the feel of my invitations was very bold and architectural. Hand writing just would look contrived. Depends on the feel of your event and the design of the invitations.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I was going to print mine, but it was causing me more of a headache than it was worth so I just wrote it out by hand. People are throwing them away anyway so I didn’t want to waste my money.

    Post # 9
    Member
    145 posts
    Blushing bee

    I figure they’re going to throw the outer envelope away anyway (plus it’s likely to get dirty or wet or mangled going through the mail), so I’m just handwriting them.  I thought about printing them on my computer, but then I realized it would take me way longer to type in all the addresses and figure out the proper formatting settings than it would to just write them. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have always heard that it is a big no-no to print addresses on wedding invitations.  So, I am handwriting them.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I hand-wrote mine.

    I think I have pretty good handwriting, and I used a nice pen and took my time so my hand didn’t get tired. I think even if I didn’t like my handwriting, I would have done it anyway. The best way to make your hand-addressed envelopes look nice is to keep the lines as straight as possible. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    14 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We printed our labels out using a "typewriter" font on plain white labels, and then stuck our invitations in manila envelopes, trying to make them look like they came from a library. 🙂

    Post # 13
    Member
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

    We plan on using labels, but I hand created the font and generated it for my computer so I will be typing with my own designs! I thought it was a fun way to do labels so (even if the guests don’t know it) they’re pretty personalized!

    Post # 14
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    440 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I handwrote mine (but with a very flourishy handwriting) – and boy, did I waste more than a few envelopes! If I ever have to do anything formal with so many envelopes again it’s labels or regular handwriting for me!

    Post # 15
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    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We used clear labels and pretty font. I also put the image from our invites on the label to tie in the theme. It looks a million times better than our hand writing! I asked my parents if they would be offended if their invite was labelled, my dad’s response was "it takes a lot more than a label to offend me!". I don’t think any of my family will care and if they do, I don’t care!

    Post # 16
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    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m planning on running the envelopes straight through a color laser printer.  Not sure if I’ll be able to do the return addresses (on the back) the same way, or whether that will cause problems with the printer. 

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