(Closed) Addressing Envelopes

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I don’t like the label thing myself but I think I’m going to not stress over this and just print from my laser printer in a pretty font directly on my envelope. I did that for the save the dates and they turned out great.

Post # 4
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I don’t think it’s tacky at at all. I plan on doing my own by hand, and I’m no professional, either…

Post # 5
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We plan on printing in pretty font right on the envelope! 

I think you can do this via mail merge from Excel to Word!  (If not we’ll just copy and paste them all individually).  But, I think a pretty font will look better than my handwriting.

Post # 6
392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m doing mine by hand also and I hate my handwriting but then you’re guests know you took the itme to individually invite all of them.

Post # 7
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If you have like a gajillion hours (I did, I lost my job 2 weeks before invitations needed to go out) or a pretty small guest list, you could try faux-ligraphy! Choose a pretty font and print it onto your envelopes in light grey, then go over it with a pen. I’ve heard calligraphy pens recommended, but none of the ones I tried came out better than a  plain gel pen. This took me about 5 minutes per envelope, and I couldn’t do more than 10 at a time. I got the idea somwhere on the internet… I think one of the bees did it, I’ll look for a link.

Post # 8
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I did the semi-homemade technique I saw on here (forget who put it up here though).  I printed a pretty script font onto the envelopes in a light ink and then drew over them with a calligraphy pen so it looked like I wrote by hand.  (worchesterbride mentioned this technique too)

Post # 9
1757 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m going to attempt to write all of the addresses myself, and have started to teach myself calligraphy. However (and this will sound awful!), a lot of the people we’re inviting are my fiance’s fraternity brothers, and they absolutely will not care about pretty calligraphy. So, I’m leaving those for last, with the plan of just printing labels if I get tired of addressing them 🙂

Post # 10
1011 posts
Bumble bee

@redherring, you might want to do some of the envelopes for the people who won’t notice first because if you mess up or they don’t look as good, it won’t matter (you can practice on them instead of just practicing).  Do the “important” ones in the middle, then go back to the people who don’t care when you get tired.

Post # 11
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

i just hand-printed mine

Post # 12
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d prefer a handwritten addressed over a label or direct print on the envelope. Even if the hand writing is bad, I always love something hand addressed!

Post # 13
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m printing directly on the envelope with a calligraphy font. Of course, hand calligraphy would be awesome, but doesn’t exactly make the cut for the budget. I tested one out and am beyond happy with the way it looks. =)

Post # 14
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I just got a nice pen and addressed all of mine in cursive.  My handwriting is OK but definitely not anything special.

Post # 15
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I did the same thing as chicagobride, I bought nice pens in a color that matched our invitation suite, and my Fiance and I addressed them all by hand.  Neither of us has gorgeous handwriting, but I thought it looked very pretty and personal!

Post # 16
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I thought about doing the hand-written thing, but am planning to go the clear label route with a pretty font. I’ll be using the same labels with my return address for the RSVPs and the thank you note. I just don’t have the time to hand label 200 envelopes and am hoping it’s one corner I can cut that will actually look better than handmade!

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