(Closed) Invitations – No inner envelope and poor handwriting

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
15 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

-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
4804 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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

Vancouver, BC

A1B 2C3


ETA: Not supposed to be spaces between those lines…don’t know how to get rid of that on here!

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