Post # 1
Our invitations and RSVP envelopes are a metallic navy blue with our address and a design printed in silver ink.
Initially I thought I’d just handwrite the addresses with a silver Sharpie or gel pen, but now I’m concerned that the ink will bleed and won’t be ledgible. I’m also concerned about guests being able to write their return addresses on the RSVP envelope since not everyone has a silver ink pen or marker.
Here are the options I’m considering:
#1 – Write addresses and return addresses in silver ink
#2 – Use white labels with black ink to print out addresses and return addresses
#3 – Use silver labels with black ink to print out addresses and return addresses
Post # 2
vip0802: We had dark blue envelopes and I handwrote the addresses with a white ink pen (which I didn’t even know existed until I checked out a really cool stationery shop) The only problem was that I didn’t leave enough drying time before stacking them so there was slight smudging.
If you do this it should be fine and I think it look so much nicer than typed labels. We didn’t have rsvp cards though so I can’t help on that part.
Post # 3
While I really like the look of white ink on dark envelopes, I don’t have the neatest handwriting (or that much patience to be honest). I ended up creating a wrap-around label that matched the motif on our invites. I think they turned out pretty well.
Honestly, I don’t think you can go wrong with whatever option you choose.
Post # 4
LaPetiote: Good idea about checking out a stationary shop for pens! I’ll have to check one out and maybe Michael’s too and test it out on one of the envelopes.
flying_hearts: You did a great job on the labels and they’re beautiful! I’ll see how handwriting them works out and if not, I’ll definitely look into doing labels instead.
Post # 5
vip0802: I had black envelopes for our stds and our invites. For both of them I wrote the addresses with a gold gel pen. It worked beautifully!
Post # 6
You might be finished already, but we used a silver pen and it worked great (we embossed our return address). Like a PP said, just give them time to dry without touching the ink and without stacking them on top of each other to smudge.