Post # 1
Ok, finally got my save the dates in the mail, now I need to address them. My handwriting isn’t the best, and I don’t want to handwrite them anyway. In the interest of not totally blowing my budget I don’t want to hire someone to calligraphy them (and I think thats over kill)
I am curious what other people have done, a friend of mine used clear labels and printed them in a script font. I thought about doing that but I’ve always had in my head that labels are tacky!
Its a 3 day weekend and I would LOVE to get these ready to be mailed out by the end of the weekend!
Post # 3
We used clear labels for our save the dates! Since we did magnets, we figured that most people would toss the envelope. You can definitely put that $ towards something else. Save-the-dates are usually less formal, so I think labels are totally fine! I think I even went with a plain all caps font for mine!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA
I used labels, although not plain old sticker labels as I like to make things complicated for myself 🙂 I’ll be springing for calligraphy for our invitations, but since I, too, have pretty poor handwriting, I opted for labels on our STDs and I just put a bit more time into making them a bit fancier than regular labels. Of course, there was a lot of double-faced tape involved, but it was still less time-consuming than writing out 106 envelopes!
For The Love Of All Things Paper, Will You Please Save The Date?
I used Envelopments Tartan and Stardream Quartz paper, cut down to size (the Quartz was cut down after I printed several addresses on a sheet), rounded the corners, and then affixed everything together with double-faced tape. You just have to be sure to get very close to the edges so nothing gets caught in the USPS mail machines.
I think if you can come up with a label design that is pretty and correlates with your STD design, it’s okay to do labels on this more informal stationery iten. Maybe find a pretty design on http://www.istockphoto.com that you can place into your layout, and use the colors of your STD to tie it all together.
Post # 5
for our save the dates, i used bordered labels from papersource. but for the main invitations, i actually printed directly on the envelopes. the labels were more of a pain for me b/c i had to feed two of them each into the printer one by one. i think clear labels are fine. 🙂 but i really loved how my main invitations looked printed directly on the envelopes. 🙂 i would have done the same for the save the dates had i figured it out sooner.
Post # 6
I also think clear labels are…not as nice…as a handwritten envelope (though Cupcake’s labels were FANTABULOUS). I know you say that your handwriting isn’t the best, but maybe you could practice? I handwrote my save the dates, and it really wasn’t bad (I got 100 done in an hour).
If handwriting is totally out of the question and you’re set on labels, I would do what Cupcake did and fancy the labels up a bit: http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/03/05/for-the-love-of-all-things-paper-will-you-please-save-the-date/
Post # 7
I used the Martha Steward wrap around label template and printed the labels on stardream paper. I didn’t have a xyron machine at the time and actually glued all the labels on one by one. They looked fine.
Post # 8
For those who printed directly onto envelopes, where did you do this? I’ve gone to 5 different stores (Kinkos, Staples, etc.) and noone will print on my envelopes that fit our STDs! 🙁