Post # 1
Looking for some help with our invitations…
I’m not really comfortable addressing the invitations myself and a professional is outside the budget. So, I’d like to address my invitations using printed addresses on clear labels. How is that nowadays, etiquette-wise?
We also do not have inner envelopes. The invite and reception card is going in an envelope, that is all. What’s the proper way to word the addresses? There is also one child being invited, so I’m assuming their name would go on the envelope as well?
Last thing – For families where adult children are living at home. I’ve read that one invitation per househouse but have also read everyone over 18 gets their own invitation. Thoughts?
Post # 3
I will be printing the addresses directly onto the outer envelopes, due to the fact that the postal workers would not be able to read mine or FIs handwriting if we did the addresses ourselves. We plan on using a nice script font for it.
Would printing directly on the envelopes work for you? Cheaper than clear labels AND I personally think it looks a bit nicer.
Post # 4
I’m cheating. I’m printing the addresses directly on the envelopes using a simple calligraphy font, which I will then write over with a calligraphy pen. haha
Post # 5
That’s a good idea! I’m a little scared of ruining the envelopes though…but we have a few extras.
Post # 5
I just bought a nice gold pen and went to town!! They look pretty nice. If there is kids too, you can write “and family” or if there is only one, just write the name. Unless you specify that kids cant come, they will know they are invited too. But if you want labels, do it up!!
Post # 6
I’m not really up on the etiquette regarding the addresses and whether they should be handwritten or whatever, but I just wanted to share what I did…I had no inner envelopes at all. Just the invite itself and a reply card which was a postcard, so it didn’t require an envelope either. So, I wouldn’t worry about that at all.
As far as the child, I would just write his/her name, since its not like you have to write the names of 3-4 kids on one envelope. I’d also do a seperate invite for those over 18, if you have them to spare.
Post # 7
I’m printing on white labels, I wasn’t comfortable trying to figure out how to print directly onto the envelopes. I can’t imagine why people would be upset over printed addresses. I am so nervous about thank-you notes though, have to handwrite those and I remember getting into trouble for my handwriting when I graduated HS and had to send thank yous.
and you are supposed to send separate invitiations for adult children living at home. I got to hear about that one from my mom and learnt the hardway 🙁 ouch!
Post # 8
-I don’t think labels are the worst thing, but if you can print directly on the envelope (and use a pretty font!) I think that would be better. Is your writing really THAT bad? Can you enlist the help of a friend who has nice writing??
-I didn’t have an inner envelope, so all names went on the front. I did Mr and Mrs. John Smith on one line and Miss Jane Smith on the 2nd (for the child). If it was a single and guest, it would read: Mr. John Doe and Guest
Post # 9
I printed with my printer directly on the envelopes and I also didn’t have inner envelopes. I addressed like this for parents and children (same for just couples or singles but on one line):
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
Miss Jilly Smith
1234 Blue Street
ETA: Not supposed to be spaces between those lines…don’t know how to get rid of that on here!