(Closed) Invitations – Did you hand write or take to the printer

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How did you address your invitations?
    Hand Addressed : (18 votes)
    49 %
    Calligraphy : (7 votes)
    19 %
    Printer Stamped : (9 votes)
    24 %
    Something else (explain) : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I did calligraphy, only because my own handwriting sucks. 

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Psshaw, no way am I paying for calligraphy.  I’ll be hand-addressing.  I find it kinda fun in a weird way.   PS – that’s rude of your friend.  I’ve never thought twice about getting a hand-addressed invitation.

    Post # 5
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    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Ok… The way she said that was kinda rude. You’re actually putting a hell of a lot more work in it than I will be! I’m just going to feed them through my own printer. No handwriting. 

    Post # 6
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    3983 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We are doing the dreaded (at least on the bee) address labels. No one cares about the address on the envelope. 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    have only done STDs thus far but opted for a printer who matched the font we used on our cards. 

    For invites ill likely opt for calligraphy or our printer also has a mechanical calligraphy print option. 

    My handwriting also blows. 

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My handwriting has went downhill since I started working and only using a computer.

    I would LOVE to have someone write my addresses in calligraphy, but I cant afford it for 300 invites.

    I will be DIYing wrapped address labels that coordinate with the invitations.

    Something similar to these sold on Etsy.com – http://www.etsy.com/listing/86359427/fancy-floral-wedding-wrap-around

    Post # 9
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    2552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Rude much? geez- I hand wrote mine and didn’t even think twice about it. I didn’t like the impersonal-ness of the printer & I most certainly am not paying anyone to write out addresses for me in a pretty font. I don’t pay the least bit of attention to that stuff, and thinking back I don’t think I’ve ever received a hand-calligraphed anything much less an envelope. Much better places & ways to spend your money IMO. 

    Post # 11
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    3160 posts
    Sugar bee

    @MrsRedPumps:  Hello date twin! Personally, I thought the two choices were handwritten or calligraphy. Someone said that printed was a no-no. Wedding etiquette is confusing. Have a great wedding! 

    Post # 12
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    11352 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I paid to have mine hand-calligraphed; however, your having handwritten your own is absolutely proper.  In fact, from an etiquette perspective, it’s considered to be far preferable to having them addressed on a printer.

    Post # 13
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    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Wow!!!  That was rude of her.  I printed labels, which is a big no-no in the wedding world.  Lol But I really don’t think anyone is going to think twice about how their invite was addressed.  

    Post # 14
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    1531 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Handwritten (addressed) – I just can’t believe how rude people can be 🙁

    I do landscape photography, so I used one of my pictures and designed it through i photo (on my mac). I was amazed at how professional they were. I would highly recommend it. They do have stock cards (rather than designing your own), which would be of the same quality. I honestly cannot believe how wonderful they turned out!

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    My dad did printing for a living, so I will probably have him print directly onto the envelopes if he can. I don’t care about calligraphy, hand addressed, or printed either way. Printing for me is just cheapest and easiest!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I work in creative/design, so I’m rather particular about how things look. Handwritten anything almost always look super sloppy unless it’s professional calligraphy or someone with really perfect, symmetrical writing. As such, we picked a nice, matching font and printed everything. I did handwrite my TY cards, but by that point, I just wanted things done and wrapped up! We had people compliment us on the envelope, so I’m happy we didn’t handwrite them.

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