(Closed) Addressing by hand?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Have you tried doing “faux”-calligraphy? Where you print off in a very light grey the address and then trace over it in pen? 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m doing clear labels with a scrupty font… there’s no way I’m addressing the envelopes. I have messy handwriting.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Have you tried doing “faux”-calligraphy? Where you print off in a very light grey the address and then trace over it in pen? 

I totally was going to do it and then printed the addresses out instead. Saved me so much stress! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

faux-calligraphy is a great idea.  mrs. labrador did it for her invites.  i just used a gold pen and wrote freestyle. takes the pressure off and goes much faster. but calligraphy is really pretty!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Get yourself a calligraphy pen. It makes a huge difference – pen makes even my chicken scratch look elegant.

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I just handwrote mine. I considered the calligraphy but I didn’t want to learn it just for this, and then fauxligraphy but my envelopes were pretty thick and I had a hard time with the printer. My writing’s not great, but it was fine. 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I attempted calligraphy for my christmas cards and just ended up adding a couple flourishes to my normal handwriting.  It’s way harder than it looks!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I just wrote pretty. I have pretty great handwriting, so adding a few flourishes made it look super elegant. (:

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

my handwriting SUCKS so i went totally against the grain and picked a nice calligraphy font on my computer and printed the envelopes for our announcements, party invites and thank you cards. i refuse to sit back and wring my hands in despair because my envelopes werent hand written and not a single person (and im talking over 300 envelopes) made a comment, afterall most end up in the garbage bin  Laughing

 

 

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I really want to do fauxlligraphy a la Mrs. Labrador but I’m kind of terrified of taking on any DIY because I don’t do that stuff ever and I’m a total perfectionist. We’ll see what happens. When I mentioned to my dad that I was thinking of DIYing the invitations he looked at me like I had three heads and basically told me that was the worst idea he’d ever heard because I would go off the deep end trying to make everything perfect.

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