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Well, I suppose USPS.com answered part of my question:
Letters that have a delivery address parallel to the shorter dimension of the mailpiece are considered nonmachinable and are subject to the nonmachinable surcharge.
It would only add twenty cents per envelope, but since I wasn’t sure which way I preferred – I’ll go with horizontal addresses.
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LOVE tea length, go for it! It’s just so “different” and I defintiely knew that’s what I wanted at the beginning 🙂
The midnight might be harder to print on/address unless you are going to use some sort of gel white inked pen (which would prob look awesome 🙂
But my addresses will be horizontal while the invites will be vertical — do you think it’s a big deal?
Post # 5
If you don’t want to pony up the extra cost, just write the addresses horizontal, like you would a normal envelope. If you don’t, you might run out of room with some of your names or addresses anyway!
Post # 6
@gocubbies: Thanks – that’s why I love them too! So different & simple at the same time:)
That was my concern with the midnight color too – I think it would look really nice, but dont know if it’s worth the extra effort of making some kind of address wrap or white/silver ink (which I think would also add on the nonmachinable surcharge~
I dont think its a big deal if the addresses are horizontal while the invites are vertical, but that’s part of why I was asking for opinions…the envelope still opens in a way that will likely make the guests pull the invite out with the wording in the right direction (and even if not, I dont think anyone will notice having to turn the card after they open the envelope:)
I think that is what I am leaning towards – it seems difficult to layout the wording in an attractive way for horizontal invites without trimming down the (already limited) word count.
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Oh I absoultely agree!! I design invitations, and tried 4390602 ways to get mine to lay out horizontally and I just couldn’t get it to look right! Ugh, so I definitely know where you’re coming from about the scrunched space.
Plus, I am going through the “invitation opening” process in my mind, and it’d be just like a greeting card or regular invite, right? Those are usually laid out vertically while the envelope is adressed horizontally. So yeah, I think we’re okay 😉