(Closed) Addressing Invitations – DIY Calligraphy

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which looks best?
    Center : (37 votes)
    93 %
    Left Justified : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Right Justified : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 4
    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think they will look better and more consistent if you do them left-justified. 🙂 If you are anything like me, I can’t “eye something” and make it look good.

    Post # 5
    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Can you do them in the center of the envelope but left justified?  Personally centered is my fave.

    Post # 6
    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    Hmmm, I don’t think anyone but the BRIDE notices stuff like this. The fact that you want to DIY your calligraphy is commendation enough. As it is, I don’t have a personal preference, they all look very good to me.

    Post # 9
    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I did mine centered. Here is a photo of my envelope with stamps for a visual.

    I like the left justified as well.

    Post # 10
    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I think left looks boring, center looks beautiful and classic, and right looks quirky, but in a way that could look really cool if you pulled it off (maybe had an off-center stamp on the reverse side or something).

    Post # 11
    1872 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I do mine left staggered (see below; the more traditional calligraphy on the left uses a left staggered). Which means, you just have them cascading on a diagonal going to the left–start every line a few spaces in from the last and make sure that you start the first line further to the left than you think you need–practice a few times to see what I mean. It’s much easier to line up than to center them exactly, although you can get an envelope centering tool (but even then, it’s kind of more work because if you want it to be perfect, you’ve got to write it out twice–once to center it on the tool and the second time on the envelope).

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    Post # 12
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I love it centered!

    Post # 13
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Go with centering the addresses.

    Post # 15
    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    @808mjm202: Are you trained in calligraphy or are you just going to practice? And if you are, how are you learning?

    Post # 16
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    wow – all of those samples are impressive! Personally, I’m a fan of asymmetrical designs, and I think the RIGHT justified is more eye-catching. Of course, I’m sure it would also be more difficult to do by hand unless you worked backward. Good luck!

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