Post # 1
I have a bunch of questions…. Ok basically what we are doing is using some Wilton invitations as the base of our inviations and Turning them into something similar to THESE MADE BY MRS EGGPLANT
The problems is a couple of things
1. I was using WiltonPrint.com to print these basically you pick your product … personalize your text and print…and it looks perfect on the screen but it printing slighlty off center to the right. IS there another program that would be easy to use to print my inviations?
2. Could my printer be out of alignment? If so any clues how to realign it? I tried googling it but I came up with nothing other than the printer automatically does an alignment when you install new print cartridges. I tried taking those out and it didnt work that way.
3. My envelopes for my reply cards the flaps are causing it to get stuck in my printer… any ideas how to fix or prevent this problem?
The next questions pertain to etiquette
I didnt plan to do inner envelopes.
How do you deal with address envelopes for a family with children? Do you just put Mr & Mrs X or should you put The X Family
Also i know ettiqute says you need an individual invitation for any child over 16 even if in same household… There is just no way it is in the budget to do this… I would be sending like 5 or 6 invitations to one household
How do you deal with families in same household with different last names?
Post # 3
Im not too good on the techinical but Ill give it a whirl on the ettiquite
Addressing for children
Mr & Mrs Shane Doobelacky on the envelope and when they open it the kids names included on the actual invitation. That way you can still choose which kids come. I used to recieve invites addressed to my parents but it had my mum and dad on the invite and then me not including my two brothers who were living at home at the time. 16, 13 and I would have been 9.
If its in the same household they really should get there own invitation BUT its still not wrong to do the same with a slight twist. I would address an envelope to the parents, their invitation and then I would send a seperate one also to the kids. Addressed in their names. Miss Emily, Courtney and Mr Steven doobelacky and have the invitation saying for example
We cordially invite
Emily, Courteny and Steven to the wedding of…. blah blah.
Anyway thats how I would handle it. *shrugs* Up to you tho!
Post # 5
I’m kinda dissapointed that only one person has offered any help
Post # 6
Sorry, I’d gladly help but I haven’t even attempted my own yet. CCrane got the etiquette part right already.
Post # 7
I have never used wiltonprint.com, but I would consider using any sort of word processing program (unless you know how to use photoshop, illustrator, inkscape, etc) instead.
The getting stuck in the printer thing is probably not going to be easily solved–a lot of people have this problem. I’d get them printed elsewhere (maybe kinko’s?)
Don’t worry about individual invites. I don’t think people are sticklers over that–I would address to The X Family, I’ve seen that a couple of times from people I know.