Post # 1
Ok, so my wedding is coming up in May and I’ve been working on a lot of bee-inspired DIY projects. I love this website!! Anyways….I’m starting to organize addresses for the invitations. We have appx 200 to send out. I know its traditional to hand write addresses but to save time and money (we are on a REALLY tight budget!), I’m using my computer and printer to address them. Sorry if I offend anyone! LOL 😉 I’m the worlds worst at making a mountain out of a mole hill and making things harder than they have to be
Soooo…..any advice/tips on using Word to address envelopes? What’s the best way to input all the addresses? I’m so aftaid Im going to spend hours typing them all in and when I go to print them it won’t work. Should I use Outlook or just insert thru Word? Also, how have you kept up with who you have sent an invitation to and who has responded or who hasn’t, etc.? Do you keep a checklist or what?
Just trying to get ideas before I dive into this one. thanks ladies!
Post # 3
I would suggest putting the addresses into Excel and then doing a mail merge straight to envelopes and hand feeding them through the printer, but that assumes you’ve got a working knowledge of mail merge 🙂 and a printer than can handle envelope feeds.
ETA: Have you thought about using those long-ish sticky wrap around things? I have no clue what they’re called, but they’re basically labels you can print out and stick to the envelope, so the address is on front and your return address is wrapped around to the back. They come in all sorts of colors and can dress up your envelopes. Just an option that’ll look a little prettier than standard avery labels if you don’t hand feed your envelopes. 🙂
Post # 4
ditto daydreamwanderer!! they also have really cool clear labels that serve the same purpose too (i think)
Post # 5
Oooohh…..I just googled the wrap around labels and they are beautiful!!! I love these! Never seen these in the midst of all my wedding shopping. Will def have to consider doing this! Thank you so much!