(Closed) addressing invitations

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1536 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I didn’t hand write on my invites. I have horrible handwriting, so I purchased some really pretty address lables an used a really pretty font from the computer instead. And IMO I don’t think anybody really cared that it wasn’t hand written.  Here’s the label I used. Good Luck.



Post # 4
3350 posts
Sugar bee

If your handwriting is blah, and you don’t have time to get a calligrapher, I would just print the addresses, but do it neatly…like using a printed wrapped label…something better than just a mailing address label you can get at staples. 


I should add, I actually hired a calligrapher for my invitations, and while they were beautiful and I got compliments, many people were actually surprised I did that instead of printing them. I think wedding etiquette is really only known to brides at this point.


Post # 5
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

@sarg88:  I will say that I have always been complimented on my handwriting and I had no problems typing out 300 names and addresses in a word template and printing labels. I had absolutely no desire to hand write 300 envelopes. I did the STD’s and I was miserable after it.


Here’s what I say. The envelopes end up in the trash. You think someone is going to say… look how tacky, they didn’t hand write the envelope. That rule was probably written way before they had computers and laser printers

Post # 6
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have nice big print, but I have horrible cursive and I wanted something a little fancier than print…so I printed the addresses on my envelopes and did it in a cursive font…I thought it looked nice! I agree with PP, that rule may be old fashioned before computers, printers, etc.

Post # 7
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I used a calligraphy font and printed onto the envelopes straight from my computer. They looked great and served the purpose!

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