Post # 1
Is it tacky to use mailing address labels for sending save the dates? I was planning on doing that but now I am worried about how it will be perceived. I don’t plan on using them for invites or thank you cards, but I don’t think I understand why this is considered “bad etiquette”. Can someone explain?
Post # 3
They make clear adhesive labels now, that honestly you can hardly see. We printed on those rather than having a big white label marring the front of our envelopes. it was so easy and seriously if people are going to be that picky about it, well then they can just not come since it looks WAY better then me or my FI hand writting them all….
Post # 4
I think labels can def be nice! Personally I don’t like the clear labels – reminds me of those clear bra straps that were popular in the 90s, you can still see them, lol!
I did wrap around labels like these, I think they are modern & classy, not to mention easy!
Post # 5
You should probably extend the poll for the option of people not using them/thinking they are tacky. That would be me!
Post # 6
@AnnieAAA: Where did you buy your wrap around labels from???
Post # 7
I think labels are fine for STDs or thank you cards but I think hand written names/addresses on invitations are better.
Post # 8
i dont think there is anything wrong with address labels – i dont know if anyone really notices the outside anyway – im always just ripping them open to see the invitations
Post # 9
I bought a caligraphy set and taught myself some basic calligraphy letters and addressed mine by hand.. My hand was achy afterwards.. and I’m still not done. I used labels for the return addresss but that doesnt count
Post # 10
@med700: I actualy made them in Excel – based on the dimensions of my 6×6 square invites. That pic isn’t mine, I don’t have them on my PC, but we used an abstract olive branch on our invites, so had a smaller olive branch that we printed on the wrap label.
You can google “wrap around label templetes,” I got mine initially from Martha Stewart, but then pretty much made my own.
Post # 11
I did labels for all of the above. We didn’t have the time or money to go to a calligrapher and have them handwritten. Using clear labels worked for us. As I like to say, it really didn’t matter because I’m married, people had a great time at our wedding, and all is well.
Post # 12
I think address labels can really add to the look of the invites! Also, people don’t even know how to RSVP correctly. If they are really offended that I hand made a label instead of writing out their address….well, they need more important things to fill their time.
Post # 13
Ha ha good to hear I am not alone in this! Our envelopes are off-white so I was thinking about using the clear ones too – good to know they have worked out well for at least a few of you.
@KateByDesign: Thanks I corrected that!
Post # 15
We’re using clear address labels for our invites – I wrote all of the addresses for our STD’s by hand and I definitely will NOT be doing that again!! lol. Our friends used clear address labels for both their STD’s and invites… it looked fine! Do whatever you’re comfortable with 🙂
Post # 16
I wrote out the addresses for my shower thank you cards. (because I did them at work and had the time…)
We’ll be using address labels for the invitations. I think you are supposed to write them out by hand, but who cares! Like PPs have said – no one really cares as much about etiquette as we do!
I do think we’ll try to find a nice label – not just a plain white one.