Post # 1
We just got our envelopes back from the calligrapher. Because we chose metallic envelopes (something I would not recommend), the gradation of the writing differs on some of the addresses. I would post a picture, but you can’t really see it in a photo – but, in person, it’s noticable. In some spots it looks brown (ink is brown), but in some spots it looks black (really really dark brown). Just for the record, it’s not the calligrapher’s fault – she warned me, sent me a picture, etc.
The calligrapher and my FI made the point that the gradation shows the handwritten quality of the envelopes – no mistaking it for a print job! Also, I suspect that this may change a bit as the envelopes “age” and pass through the mail – I think it has something to do with the ink “sinking” into the envelopes, although I have no guarantee on that. We are out of envelopes, time, and money, so a re-do is not an option. So, hive, tell me no one cares about the gradation of the ink on our envelopes. I think I have bride-brain and I’m too focused on it!
Post # 3
I can almost guarantee that no one will notice. They’ll be all like “hey, mail for me” RIIIPPPPP and chuck the envelope in the garbage.
Not sure if that second part made you feel any better either 🙂
Post # 4
LOL. Good one.
Seriously, no one cares. And I’m not just saying that because you want people to say it, I’m saying it because the vast majority of recipients don’t even know what the word “gradation” means. An envelope gets ripped open sloppily and thrown in the trash. I’d feel worse about spending money on calligraphy for envelopes that go immediately in the garbage than I would about the gradation of the ink.
Post # 5
I’m sure they look great! Your guests probably won’t even notice 🙂
Post # 6
No one cares 🙂
Really, even if they happen to notice it, it will cross their mind for like 2 seconds and they won’t even think about it again. It’s not a big deal. I had metallic envelopes and I was kind of annoyed how the ink got smeared after going through the machine at the post office (they told me there was no way around this)…but then I realized it’s such a small issue in the whole scheme of things.
Post # 7
No one cares…they won’t notice. If anything they will say “oh look….handwritten calligraphy” and thats about it.
As long as I can see the date, time and place…thats all that matters.
Sit back, relax, no one is going to speak ill about you or your invites 🙂
Post # 8
No one cares. Save a nice one for yourself and the rest I guarantee will go into landfills or preferably recycling.
Post # 9
I think it will be absolutely fine! Better than fine, because I’m sure the calligraphy is gorgeous! I agree with your FI that it shows the extra effort that went into them, they don’t look like they just came off of a printer. Plus, tons of people don’t even notice the little details that we brides stay up at night thinking about! They just want to rip the invite open and see what’s inside!
Post # 10
No one will care or notice.
Post # 11
Thank you all for confirming that people will open the envelope and put it in the trash, not sit at the window tilting it at different angles to see the different colors, haha!
I needed to get a grip and y’all really helped. Thanks, ladies!
Post # 12
No one will notice at all. I had a similar issue where I was dumb and didn’t have our invitation weighed prior to buying the stamps, so I just got 44 cent stamps. When we went to mail them, they needed an additional 17 cents and the only 17 cent stamp made in the world had a blue ram on it. It didn’t go well with the Love pink lily stamp I had on there, but it was what we had to do. I asked a couple of people if they noticed it because I was stressing and no one even saw it. I think we tend to stress over the little things, but after it’s all said and done, we will realize that a lot of those little things were really only bothering us and no one else even noticed that there was an issue.
Post # 13
No one will care – honestly. I’m not saying that a handful won’t notice -but most people that WOULD notice will be so excited to OPEN and look at the invite – that they wouldn’t give it a second thought.
Post # 15
@stellablue5997: “….and the only 17 cent stamp made in the world had a blue ram on it.”
You just made me LOL at work….hahahaha!!!
Post # 16
I agree with the board. If I got your invite I would totally notice the handwritten calligraphy and the pretty metallic envelope… I probably won’t even notice the color gradation of the writing though. 🙂