(Closed) Addresses: Handwritten or Printer? Discuss.

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Handwritten or From the Printer???
    Handwritten! : (15 votes)
    60 %
    Do it yourself on the printer : (10 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 4
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think more formal invitations call for calligraphy or nicely handwritten addresses; but if you think it will look more cohesive to print them, by all means do it!

    Post # 5
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    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I did clear printed labels for my invitations and that saved me a lot of time and effort.  My wedding will be fairly formal, but I tried not to drive myself crazy worrying too much about etiquette.  Seeing as we are paying for our wedding ourselves, we are doing it our way and I’m probably not following the rules of etiquette as closely as others may.

    It sounds like you have guests that are going to be very concerned about following proper etiquette, so maybe you should let your mom hand-write them.  She and your guests will be happy, and you won’t have to worry about it!

    Post # 6
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    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I had the invite company that I ordered from print my interior and exterior envelopes.  If I had decent handwriting I might have considered doing it myself.  I say if your mom wants to help and has the time and the handwriting skills then let her do it!

    Post # 7
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    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I vote clear printed labels with a pretty font.  That’s what I am doing.  But, we all have horrible handwriting and nobody has time to do them.  So, if she wants to, go for it!

    Post # 8
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    your mom WANTS to do it?! go for that!

    We hand-wrote ours, it was Fiance, me, his mom, and a friend and we just sat down one night and did about 150 in a couple hours. It wasn’t too bad, and I really like how they look.

    Post # 9
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    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I didn’t read all of the posts so I could be repeating someone, but you can download a really pretty font and make it look handwritten. I just think that time spent writing out the invites could be put to use somewhere else…. at least in my case! lol

    Post # 10
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    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    If you care about etiquette, your mom is offering to do it and has the time and skill to do so, and your wedding is formal, I would say let your mom do it.

    Post # 11
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    1192 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think people like to see it handwritten only because they know you took the time to handwrite it specially for them. I hand wrote mine for that reason and I have really good printing. The only thing I wont be handwriting is the return address for the thank you cards as I have ordered those with my name last name ” Mr & Mrs his last name ” so excited to use them  🙂

    Post # 12
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    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I mail-merged mine into clear mailing labels at the office in Garamond (I am a capital-s SLACKER), but if someone with great handwriting and two weeks off offered to hand-address them I would take them up in an instant!  It sounds like she’s offering because she wants to help so I say take her up on it.

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