- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I’m doing labels. My handwriting is atrocious. I decided to do big square labels using these: http://www.amazon.com/Avery-Inches-Rectangular-Pearlized-22823/dp/B008M11XVO
and doing something similar to this:
i don’t think it really matters if you do labels, but if you want something else, i bought a really cute return address stamp on etsy for like $35 – you could do that and get white ink to stamp with
People have too much time on their hands if they are going to get pissy over envelop labels.
I did a white label on a white envelope. Not sorry at all and no one complained (because, I assume, they have better things to do with their time).
Labels are fine!
I’m probably going to handwrite mine because I’m learning calligraphy and it gives me a chance to practice- but I’m under no illusion that people will notice or care other than a quick “hmm, that’s nice” before they toss it in the trash, lol.
Do the labels… so much easier and faster too!
We did them, and no one has said anything. They’re white envelopes, with white labels. It made the process quick and easy. My Fiance bought a program (for something else) that creates lists, and then you can export the list to excel or whatever is needed to print the label with the name and address. I can’t remember the program name though.
I don’t think it’s the end of the world if you do labels. I chose to handwrite mine with a dip calligraphy pen. It took forever, but I have received many many compliments on it. That makes me think that people do notice how they are addressed, but I don’t think anyone will hold it against you for doing labels.
Personally, unless you’re hiring a calligrapher, hand addressing letters can look sloppy. It is just difference in opinion. Go with what makes you happiest. Your invites sound lovely btw.
I am going against the tide because I think it is tacky to use labels on something like a wedding invite. But I acknowledge etiquette today what is not what it once was, unfortunately.
The labels sound very nice!
I’m not really a label fan on wedding invites, unless you are having a more casual wedding. Although I really like the ones
Can you try running the envelopes through the printer and printing the address directly on the envelope? I think that looks much classier and less like form mail.
I wouldn’t say address labels are rude per se, but they certainly aren’t charming. They come across as quite corporate and impersonal.
If there’s one thing I never cracked my head about in the planning of my wedding is etiquette especially when it comes to things going to the trash. Starting with my invites, I just couldn’t be bothered & went with the cheapest invites I could lay my hands on. As for the labels I only learnt on here that they are tacky & I still couldn’t be bothered. I used normal white office labels which I took from my work, printed them free at work and sent them. To this day nobody has said anything about the labels & I think that’s what people expected. Envelope goes together with envelope label isn’t it?
I definitely notice when labels are used, and, for me, it just takes away from the invitation. There’s just something about getting a beautiful invitation with beautiful calligraphy that makes me happy/impressed by the bride.
That being said, you can do labels. It’s not like anyone would say anything to you.
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