Post # 1
Okay! I figured out mail merge and will be printing addresses directly on to our invitation envelopes…but, I have a few questions:
1. Does the font need to match a font on the invite. I found a font at dafont.com that kinda looks like handwriting that we like.
2. I have A6 envelopes, what size should my font be? Currently I have the names in 18-pt and address in 16-point.
3. Should the addresses be in one of my wedding colors or just black? Our envelopes are gravel from paper source. If we did a color it’d be a purple.
Thanks ladies! I’m hoping to get these done this upcoming week!
Post # 3
I love it when the envelopes match the invite – i mean, why wouldnt they??
Post # 4
My personal preferences…
1. I would make sure whatever font you choose easy easy to read, so maybe a “handwriting” style font wouldn’t be the best. It just depends on how “script-y” it is. You want to make sure that the guests receive the invitation when you send them 🙂
2. As long as it looks proportional to the envelope, you should be fine
3. I would print the envelopes in black of if you really want to use purple, make sure it is fairly dark. I think machines read the text at the post office so I don’t know if light colors would pose a problem.
Post # 5
1. i dont think they have to match. i dont think mine will
2. not sure..sorry. did you google it?
3. this is up to you. i am going to keep mine black.
If you figure out #2 could you please post? I am printing mine as well but i am not as ahead of the game as you 😀
Post # 6
Congrats on mastering mail merge – it can be such a pain!
Here’s my two cents:
- I’d use the font you had on your invites, as long as its readable.
- As for the size, I highly recommend printing out some practice envelopes first. Sometimes it just doesn’t look how you expected it to, so try out different font sizes/placements on the page, and go with whatever looks best.
- I’m trying to decide between using a wedding color or just going with black, as well. I think I’m leaning towards using a wedding color in the interest of making the envelopes more pretty =)
Good luck – I found this process a little frustrating when printing my save-the-dates, but at least I didn’t have to sit there hand writing them all in my terrible handwriting!
Post # 7
Here is the font I liked from dafont.com, it is dearjoe 4.
The fonts in our invites are Scriptina and century gothic (very minimalistic). I originally was going to put the names in scriptina and addresses in century gothic to match our invites but was told that I should stick with one font…And scriptina by itself is too loopy and century gothic is not fancy enough, IMO.
Keep the tips coming!
Post # 8
I just did mine too! I used the same font on the envelopes, for a cohesive look.
A tip on the actual printing, which I wish I had learned before ruining 10 envelopes & gaining several grey hairs I’m sure…. Fold the flap inside the envelope before feeding it through. My printer was not liking the flap, and kept eating my envlopes! Once it was tucked in though, it printed perfectly!
Post # 9
@MrsFranks – thanks for the tip on the envelope!