Post # 1
Is it okay to address my save the dates with regular handwriting, as opposed to calligraphy? I don’t want to print the labels or print directly on the envelope, but I will if I have do. Do you think regular handwriting is acceptable? Did you do yours with calligraphy or handwriting or labels??
Post # 3
Save the dates do not follow the same etiquette as actual invites. What people do not seem to understand is that save the dates are informal, regardless of whatever formality the wedding itself may have, and because they are such a new concept, there is absolutely no etiquette dedicated to them other than whoever receives one must also receive an invite. Therefore no reason to stress out over them, nor are they even required or used in the first place by most people. Because they are informal, handwriting is perfectly ok and actually expected by most. Enlist help from family and bridesmaids as needed to make it go faster.
Post # 4
@Ember78: Thank you! This is what I thought, but I wanted the all-knowing Hive to confirm!! 🙂
Post # 5
I hand wrote the addresses on our envelopes for Save the Dates and not one person said anything about it. I honestly plan to hand write the envelopes for our invitations too … the way I see it, who REALLY spends more than a few seconds looking at the outer envelope anyway? I know personally when I receive mail (even formal mail such as wedding invites) I quickly glance at the envelope to make sure it really is intended for our household and then proceed to open and discard the outside envelope. Most of the time I can’t even tell you where the outer envelope went.
Honestly, if anyone is going to get their panties in a wad over the fact that I didn’t stick an expensive looking label on their envelope, or fork out gobs of cash for a caligrapher – they’re not coming to our wedding for the right reasons anyway. If you know us well and are special enough to us to get an invite, you know that we could care less about the material nonsense – so here’s your invite, come if you want and don’t if you don’t. If a handwritten envelope is going to be the deciding factor, so be it. That being said, I will use the formalities .. “Mr. and Mrs. XYZ”, etc. I just don’t see why handwriting isn’t considered “nice” enough for a wedding envelope … as long as the etiquette is correct, the medium shouldn’t matter much …
Sorry … I guess I kind of went on a mini-rant. I hope I still answered your question! 🙂
Post # 6
I printed the addresses directly on the envelopes and used some free return address labels I got from Vistaprint. They are much less formal than my calligraphy invitations.
I don’t see anything wrong with handwritten addresses on your Save-The-Date Cards.