(Closed) Addressing envelopes so it looks classy but doesn’t break the bank??

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

I think stickers are fine; you can do matte clear labels. An inkjet printer will also print directly on an envelope if you want to spend the time putting each one through.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We printed directly on the envelope with our printer and a nice font. It worked out really well!!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

Can you just run the envelopes through a printer and use a really pretty font?  I think that would look classier than using labels.  Or, use clear labels.  A damask label would be too busy, IMO.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

have you tried looking into the wrap labels…I think that’s what they are called. You can download a pretty font onto your computer, buy some adhesive paper, run it through you printer, cut and stick, and you’re done. I think they look really cute!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Even if you don’t know anyone who does calligraphy, do you have any friends/family with really nice handwriting?  I had this same issue, and my grandfather ended up addressing the envelopes and it looks really nice. 

If you really don’t know anyone who has half-decent handwriting, you can just go the sticker-in-pretty-font route.  Some older folks get all huffy about it but honestly, it’s just an envelope.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

print on the envelope with a pretty font, print on the envelope with a pretty font then trace over it (faux-ligriphy), or use wrap-around labels. there are tons of free templates online for the wrap-arounds.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We plan to run both our invites and envelopes through the printer and using a pretty font from DaFont.com

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I loved Ms. Plaid’s faux-ligraphy. I think I will do that.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I did the same as CupCakeMeg, and really couldn’t be happier with the results.  I will tell you though, running each envelope is time consuming though– but, now that they’re done, totally worth it!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Evie19: My envelopes did not wrinkle at all.  I just used my home printer (canon Pixma MP160).  Worked like a charm!

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