Post # 1
I have carpal tunnel in both of my hands, so handwriting anything hurts. I was just planning on using a printer to address my invitations since FH has the handwriting of a doctor and I don’t want to pay someone to do them for me.
I had asked a friend if I could borrow her printer for this since mine doesn’t work anymore and her printer is awesome, and she said it was kind of rude for me to print them instead of writing them all out. She said that people really appreciated the personal touch.
So, is there really a problem using a printer instead of just writing them out?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
I think you have a legitimate reason not to hand write them. It does take some of the personality out of the envelope, but really… I wouldn’t call it rude.
Post # 4
Not rude. How is it any different to pay someone to do “computer” calligraphy? I plan on using the computer and I wouldn’t think anything bad or weird if I received a computer printed envelope.
Post # 5
I used a printer for our save the dates and will for our invites. Seriously they hardly even get looked at then thrown in the trash. I would never consider writing 200 envelopes! I mean if there were only 50 envelopes maybe handwriting would be fine but I def don’t think it’s rude to print them.
Post # 6
I did it, I’m just plain lazy and I only had bout 45 invites to send! People just throw it out anyway, who has time to hand write all the invites, STD, AND thank yous!?
Post # 7
It’s not rude at all. No one will notice. And if anyone does- they have too much time on their hands. They’ll just recycle the envelope anyway.
Post # 8
We received an invitation to FI’s cousin’s wedding, and both the inner and outer envelopes were addressed using a computer printer. I actually think it looked really nice. But I’m also weird in that I like seeing my name in print (lol). It just looked really official and fancy. Definitely use a fancy font if you choose to do this…something better than Times New Roman, and definitely not Comic Sans! lol
Post # 9
@LMD: She seems to think that I’m hyping up my carpal tunnel since I’m on the computer a good bit. I have an ergonomic keyboard and I have to be on the computer for school and for work.
@kaw2be: I didn’t think it was rude or in bad ettiquette either.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
Sounds like she is being rude by being insensitvie to your situation. I don’t think printing them is rude at all, even if you didn’t have an issue with writing. Choose a nice font and in one of your wedding colors and they will look very polished.
Post # 11
@pineapplez17: Darn! Comic Sans was my first pick! I recently discovered a bunch of nice downloadable fonts. I’m going to have a difficult time choosing one.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
@SouthernGirl: I think you should find someone else to borrow a printer from. Who cares if it is by hand or printed? No one will keep the envelopes and no one really remembers. dafont.com has a tonne of really great and free downloadable fonts. Just ignore her because only a snob would make a big deal out of it.
Post # 13
@SouthernGirl: haha! I think something script-y would be nice. Or you could even match the font used on your invitations (depending on what you used), so it’s cohesive.
Post # 14
I enjoy the personal touch of handwriting. Even if you cannot, could you ask a friend to help. I have addressed 2 sets of friends invitations, as I am quite tidy.
Typically typed addresses signal business correspondence. It is very traditional to handwrite. But honestly this is something I am not going to hate someone over.
Post # 15
I wouldn’t mind at all to get an invitation with printed mail label. Not everyone has impeccable handwriting or the money to pay a calligrapher!
I created a wraparound printable template for our guests’ addresses and printed them on sticker paper – I don’t think it looked any less tasteful than hand-written addresses would’ve been… and wraparound/printable labels seem to have become in-style as of late (a bunch of Etsy vendors are selling templates, and online invite/stationery stores include them as an add-on option).
I wouldn’t worry about it!
ETA: I also thought that hand-written mailing addresses would look kind of sloppy/out of place on our invites and the printed ones looked more polished and in-line with the invite theme (with coordinatig fonts and colours).
Post # 16
I was wondering about this too! My handwriting is terrible and the printer is much neater. My FI said he would write them all if I wanted since his handwriting is better. He said they really should be written out. I didn’t know if people would care.
p.s. Please add a poll!