(Closed) Addressing Envelopes

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee

They should be done by hand if at all possible, and is not that hard if you make it fun and don’t overwhelm yourself by doing it all at once. Labels are definitely a no-no, but you can print directly onto the envelope.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

This is an on-going debate on WB haha. I personally do not like labels, but lots of brides swear by them. If you have good handwriting, go for it. Do a few a night so you can get it done in a reasonable amount of time without overwhelming yourself.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ok I am one of the brides that did a no-no by proper ettiquette. We are not having a formal wedding so labels were fine by me. We are having a small low budget affair. I think it also depends on the size/formality of your wedding.

 

EDIT: I also used a clear label and used the font Adorable. It was also the font we used on the DIY invitations.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Honestly, I’ve never looked at an invitation envelope and though “Aw, they didn’t address it by hand :(” We mail-merged ours and printed them with a printer. Whambamthankyouma’am.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am planning on doing our reception invitations with clear shipping labels and a nice font. I already put one together and it’s difficult to tell it’s printed on a label. I think it looks great! I’d be more afraid I would make mistakes if I printed directly onto the envelope cuz I don’t have any extra envelopes.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I know it’s “bad” etiquette, but I did ours using my printer. I did the names in a nice cursive font (Old Script), and the addresses in an all-caps font (Perpetua Titling MT).  I picked those fonts because they matched our invitations pretty closely (we ordered our invites from betsywhite.com).  I thought they came out looking pretty nice, and no one made any comments about me not handwriting them. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Like a lot of the other girls, I committed the “no-no” and printed our labels.  Personally, I think it looked 10 times better than if I had been trying to write them all out and there was no way I was paying for calligraphy.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You could always faux-ligraphy by printing the addresses in a really light ink and then trace over it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@jouissance: I handwrote all of mine- took a full Saturday, but it wasn’t that bad..and I keep get compliments on how pretty it looked! Good Luck!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We didn’t care. We printed labels and we loved it. In my circle no-one would even notice an envelope, so I didn’t want to invest any energy into it.

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