(Closed) Address Labels + Bridal Shower….

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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396 posts
Helper bee

@FutureMuniz:  I’ll be making the labels for my shower this weekend – and i’m just using.. Times New Roman! πŸ™‚ simple, don’t quite care about the label they will see for less than a minute

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

You’re probably not going to want to hear this, but I would not use address labels for either the wedding invitations or the shower invitations. Both really should be handwritten. (If that’s just not going to happen, however, I would at least encourage that the addresses be printed directly onto the envelope.)

As for how to address the envelopes, they would need to be different for each purpose (shower vs. wedding) for your married guests, since (unless you’re having a couple’s shower) you would only be inviting Ms. Jane Doe to your shower but perhaps Mr. and Mrs. John Doe (or however each couple prefers to be addressed) to your wedding.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@Brielle:  I agree, but I would be adressing these for the longest time, and I’m not willing to spend the money on caligraphy sicne we’re already broke beyond broke – we’re inviting 550 people.. so about 300 invitations for the wedding and inviting 100 to the shower so a good 70 invitations for the shower.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@FutureMuniz:  Oh oops! I’ll be doing Mrs. so and so.. and Ms.. so so whichever applies

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@FutureMuniz:  πŸ™‚  Well, you COULD be super proper and use the format of “Mrs. John Doe” for the shower invites; however, from all that I’ve seen on these boards, most married women today do NOT favor the use of this formal, proper, social-title format (for women who have changed their names to their husbands’ last names.)

The wonderful thing about the use of the “Ms. Jane Doe” format (or the “Ms. Jane Smith-Doe” format for married women who have hyphenated their names) is that any and all women (married or single) who do not object to being called “Ms.” may properly be referred to in this manner.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@FutureMuniz:  Oh, I did, too!! I had a very formal wedding and strived to do everything by the book. I totally understand!!! I even had the children’s names on the inner envelopes of my invitations in the format of “Master Jonathan Phillip Doe” and “Miss Jessica Emily Doe.” πŸ™‚ Also, I actually enjoy receiving mail to “Mrs. HisFirst OurLast” name, but I know that a lot of bees strongly dislike this format, so I just wanted to be sure to note that. πŸ™‚

@mags2233:  Wow, you really ARE having a HUGE wedding!! LOL! That’s wonderful!!
I only invited about 212 people, and I think we only used roughly 100 invitations. Thankfully, I had a calligrapher do everything, and she was completely AMAZING — a little TOO amazing, in fact. I paid about $700 for her services (including addressing inner and outer envelopes for my invitations as well as my escort card envelopes and the corresponding insert cards with guests’ table numbers on them), and a few people assumed that these were SO perfectly calligraphed that they had to be done on a laser printer with a software package!!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@Brielle:  I really wish I could get a calligrapher! but it was either that, or have nicer centerpieces… so I decided I will sacrifice the pretty addressing and have nicer centerpieces πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I did not ask my sister to hand write the shower invitations. When we sent out the address labels they went to Ms. Poppy Smith or Miss. Jessica Smith or Mrs. Jackie Smith.

Our labels came out super cute, we used the CurlzMT font so it looked very girly and we shaded the labels in pink (black font) with a little Mad Hatter Tea Party stamp on the left (for my Alice themed shower).

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Insertion of my personal opinion – hand written envelopes usually don’t look too professional, especially when the contents are usually expensive/formal/professional.  I guess I’m saying giv’er on the labels.

I would just pick one of the standard fonts that’s easy enough for the mail-scanner machines to read.  

It is up to you, and I do not know Emily Post’s opinion on the subject, but often titles are just not necessary.  I would send to Jane Smith and not worry about it!

PS – I’m one of those people who would lose their cool at Mrs. John Doe.  Occasionally my in-laws will send things to Mr. & Mrs. John Doe, just to make fun of me (it’s friendly).  

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