(Closed) Printed envelopes or handwritten.?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

how many invites are their to be sent? Do you have nice hand writting? Hand written is nice, if your sending out 200 invites, I’d say get them printed. I hand-wrote the guest addresses for the STD’s and used labels for our own addresses. Really, in the end it’s your wedding and your choice if you want to do the work or not.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

My mom actually handwrote about 350 invitations for us in calligraphy. I would suggest, if you have that many invites, not going that route. Most people I know print directly onto the invitation instead of using labels, but I’ve also gotten invitations that have labels on them. At the end of the day though it’s an envelope that goes in the trash right away after someone opens it, so I would just pick the route that’s easiest for you and go for it. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m handwriting mine, but I only have 80 and we’re sending them out in batches, so I have time.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I tried both (printed directly on envelope in a nice script and handwritten in my script with fountain pen) and my FI nor sister could tell which was computer generated. So I printed with the printer. It probably took me just as long to do each envelope, but they look gorgeous IMO.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’ll be doing it by hand (the same with the STD). I don’t have perfect handwriting, but it’s just cheaper. I’ve actually only ever received handwritten invites.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Either printing straight onto the envelope or handwriting is fine.  Printing on to labels looks bad and reminds me of those people who buy addresses and make mass mailings.  It’s your wedding, a bit of a personal touch is appreciated.  

 

My handwriting is not the best.  I will probably handwrite the STDs but the invites are a bit more important to get to where they need to go, so the addresses will likely be printed on the envelopes with the return address stamped.  I have a cool frame stamp, so if the addresses can fit inside, I may stamp around them to make it look awesome.  I have neither the time nor the inclination to hire or learn calligraphy, plus our event is a bit too mod for fancy handwriting anyway.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We printed ours on our laser printer.  We bought white labels and printed in purple in a sans serif font.  We did the guests’ addresses and our return addresses like this.  Our envelopes are lavendar, and I think it looks great! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I calligraphed mine. All 150 of them. I am glad I am done (my hand is, too). I doubt anybody will notice though, enveloppes go straight to the garbage, but I like calligraphing. I actually used to calligraph all the titles when I was taking notes in school!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am transferring the addresses using carbon paper and then going over it with a nice pen and the next day erasing the carbon. It sucks. Literally 4-5 minutes for each one, minimum. My dad told me I should just buy clear labels and print using a nice font, but after doing 1/2 of them already, I figured I’d keep going.

 

I think back in the day when printing meant 8 bit letters, printing might have been odd, but in a day and age where printers can produce bettr font than most people’s natural hand, I think it is completely acceptable.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I printed mine.

Tell her Martha Stewart gave printed envelopes the ok.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think we will, more than likely, handwrite out the addresses.  It’s just cheaper.  There is a chance that we’ll get one of those stamps made with our return address.  The lady making our invitations said she’d stamp our address on each of them which is nice.  Less work for me — with that said I’ll still be writing out where the invites are going.  I can’t see spending the extra money…but obviously having them professionally done would look nicer.  I’m already going to be putting out more money on the actual invite than planned.  Gotta skimp somewhere…

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I went to the website – dafont, downloaded delagarza, printed them out using a Pro lexmark on pearlized envelopes (printer is a semi top loader so the envelope doesnt have to bend around) – and fooled everyone. Seriously.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is one of those things that people care about on one side (the addresser, in this case), and not at all on the other (the addressee). 

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I handwrote every one of my save the dates. It literally took me 20 hours to get it up to my standards. I decided I do not have the time to do that for the invitations. My mom then called half of our family and not a single one of them even noticed that the envelopes were handwritten. I’ll be printing directly on the envelopes the ones for the invitations to same time.

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