Post # 1
We bought Stardream folded cards/envelopes to DIY our STDs. They are meant to be used with a laser printer which we did. After printing a few samples we noticed the ink rubs off rather easily. I spoke with the company and was told to let them sit 24 hours.
We printed sample #2, inside of folded card and outside of envelope (waited 24+ hours) and mailed it to ourselves. The inside card is fine, the outside address is mostly scraped off, yet it still got to us.
At this point, I really don’t want to buy more paper, our handwriting is not pretty. Would it be horribly tacky to print on clear address labels just for the STD?
Post # 3
I say no, it wouldn’t be "tacky." I’ve recieved several with clear address labels. And since it’s a STD, it’s less formal than a wedding invitation. You should be fine.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I honestly A) probably wouldn’t even notice and B) wouldn’t even occur to me to think it was tacky even if I DID notice….Who cares about the address on the front of the card? Especially since you already bough the paper and envelopes….Good luck! Let us know how they turn out 🙂
Post # 5
I say do it. It is the STD and not the actual invite. I can tell you that most people won’t even notice so do what is easier for you.
Post # 6
I agree…go for it! There are plenty of fonts out there that look like handwritting if you wanted to go that route. I will probably be doing the same, so know you aren’t alone!
Post # 7
Totally fine for a STD. Not so much for an invite, though!
Post # 8
I definitely think you can get away with this for a STD card. I don’t think anyone will notice it! 🙂
Post # 9
That’s what we did for our STD cards. You actually couldn’t even tell they were labels and turned out pretty nicely.
Post # 10
We used clear labels for our STDs as well.
Post # 11
Awesome, thank you so much…mom’s not a fan but that’s just too bad. We won’t do it for the invites. Great input!!
Post # 12
I certainly don’t think it’s tacky.
Post # 13
we did it on our STDs also.
Post # 14
I don’t see any issues with using labels, clear or otherwise. I used white labels for my Save-the-Dates. Neither me nor my fiance has the best handwriting, and we’re both engineers, so we want to be efficient. I already spend a REALLY LONG time inputting everybody’s information into the wedding planning software we’re using (Elm Software iDo. it’s been really helpful.. http://www.elmsoftware.com/ido/) so I don’t see why I should spend the time handwriting out the envelopes. We will probably do labels for the invitations as well – it’s a pain trying to feed the envelopes through the printer (I know this and I haven’t even done it yet!). In my opinion, the envelope is just the vehicle to get the invitation to my guests, and that’s the important thing.
Post # 15
There’s nothing wrong with using labels, clear or otherwise, on the STD envelopes.
Post # 16
We used clear labels for our STDs and invites. If anyone found it inappropriate they have kept it to themselves. IMO, people should be grateful that I didn’t handwrite all the addresses in my chicken-scratch!