(Closed) Addressing Envelopes – Labels, Printed or Handwritten???

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How are you addressing your invitation envelopes?
    Handwritten : (34 votes)
    59 %
    Printed On Envelope By Printer : (16 votes)
    28 %
    Labels : (8 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5956 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Handwritten or risk being measured, weighed and found wanting when it comes to the first impression of your event.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @Nona99:  Agreed.

    Our invitations were addressed by a caligrapher and we got rave reviews of how beautiful they turned out.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I made my husband write them, that was his one job. He has super unique handwriting which I love so he couldn’t argue with me. We did labels for our return envelopes though.

    Post # 6
    Member
    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    We’re having a super casual beach wedding with approximately 50 guests.  Therefore, I have no issues with sending out clear labels on my envelopes.

    Am I impressed with hand calligraphed addresses on invitations?  Yes, but unless it’s a super swanky event, I really don’t think it matters because envelopes ultimately end up in the trash anyway.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1202 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My Fiance and I originally weren’t going to use a calligrapher but we actually found one that wasn’t too outrageous! Neither one of us want to sit for a few hours addressing our invitations and neither one of us have great handwriting! 🙂 I think it looks nicer and more elegant if they are handwritten or by a calligrapher. Cool

    Post # 8
    Member
    1582 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We had more than 200 invitations to send. We had a very formal event with a big budget, but I chose not pay for hand calligraphy for the invitations as that would have been about $1,000. My calligrapher has her calligraphy programmed into a computer and it was 1/3 of the cost and looked the same as if she had done it herself. They ship to other states. PM me if interested in the name. I felt that we still got a beautiful, classy look for less money.

    Post # 9
    Member
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Ours are at the calligrapher right now!  That was one more DIY I just wasn’t up for.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    16191 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We used a calligraphy font to print onto the envelopes from my printer. Worked great, looked great, heard good things. 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    503 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m just going to do them myself.  I did it for the Save The Dates, and it really didn’t take that long.  It’s not the fanciest, but its cheap and easy, and hey, personal!

    Post # 12
    Member
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I too debated about this Handwritten gives it a personal touch.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I’m doing a mix. I found a gorgeous font I want, printing it out in a light color on the envelopes, then tracing over it with a silver calligraphy pen.

    That counts, right?

    Post # 14
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    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    For the Save-The-Date Cards, I printed a cursive font directly onto the envelope. For the formal invitations, I printed white wraparound labels on dark envelopes. I LOVED the fonts that I got to use, and no one “found [my wedding’s] first impression wanting”. Get better, less judgy guests if they do 😉

    Post # 15
    Member
    13287 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Handwriting, without a doubt.

    Post # 16
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    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I printed on the envelopes – much neater and quicker than handwriting, and it looked good. For my family/friends, calligraphy would have been waaaay overkill, but I think labels look not so great.

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