(Closed) Addressing Invites: Calligraphy vs. Plain Handwriting

posted 10 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How did/ do you plan to address invites?

    Printed Labels

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  • Post # 17
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I wish I’d seen this thread three days ago! Future Mother-In-Law and I tried to print addresses onto the envelopes! Her home printer would simply not print on those envelopes. We tried to work with the custom size…to no avail. We moved to FI’s aunt’s house and tried it on her more office-y printer…no luck. The envelopes would get stuck repeatedly. When we finally managed to sort out the paper jam, the envelope template was cutting off longer (international) addresses. I was so despondent I grabbed the stack of envelopes (minus the ones we’d wasted!) and marched to a printing shop. Fiance and I just shelled out $150 to get it done. His mom would not hear of handwriting and I didn’t think of clear labels til after the fact (though I doubt she would have allowed it). Now I’m crossing my fingers that everything goes well with the printing place…it’s so nerve-wracking to have the invites out of my hands!

    Post # 18
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    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We used labels. I know it’s a no no, but who actually looks at envelopes? It was a lot quicker, it didn’t kill my hands to do it, and it gave me time to do things that are more important to me.

    Post # 19
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    13561 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Not sure if we’re handwriting or printing yet, but it definitely won’t be calligraphy. Not in the budget/we found better uses for our money. Although I wish it were in the budget because I love the look!

    Post # 20
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Never use lablels. It looks so tacky. Why would I want to take my time to come to your wedding if you can’t take less than a minute to hand write an address?

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @Cassie_KY:  I don’t think it’s tacky to use labels…. I can tell you I’m probably going to use them because it’s going to take me more than a minute to hand write 200 addresses and I have terrible, embarassing hand writing……

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I handwrote all my invites by myself (but we had a small wedding-63 guests) because I personally don’t like labels, but I would NOT be offended by somebody else who used labels. I just didn’t like them for my wedding.

    @Cassie It takes a minute for each one, yes, but that adds up with huge invite lists. I would never not attend a wedding based on how an invite was addressed.

    Post # 23
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    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I hand wrote all of our invites. I have great ‘printed’ handwriting, but my cursive isn’t all that, so I just printed them all. (About 55 invitations, and I did them in batches, so it wasn’t bad at all.)

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’m going calligraphy – I just love it. However, I’m only doing it since a friend’s mother is going to do it for me for free. It’s way too expensive otherwise – I would have gone with printed labels.

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