(Closed) Addressing the Invitations

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Most people do write them by hand.  I think it gives it a more personal touch.  We did fauxligraphy (where we printed a calligraphy font on the envelope and then traced over it with a calligraphy pen).

Post # 4
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

i say write them! i wrote mine. it is so much more personal and i like the way it looks better. ๐Ÿ˜€

just think…you will getting gifts based solely on your invite from the ppl that cant attend ๐Ÿ˜€ hehe

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had my outer envelopes printed on the flap with my return address; but I did calligraphy for the addresses.  I love how they looked…not perfect…but I enjoyed it and was so proud to mail them!

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I cheated and used a font freebooter script off dafont.com there is no way.. that my handwriting would look great ๐Ÿ˜› I really like how they turned out!

Post # 8
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714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I haven’t done mine yet but I am planning on printing them.  I really hate my handwriting and we have a 300+ guest list.  I can’t imagine handwriting them all!  WE will probably do a calligraphy look font.  Etiquette says you should hand write them though.  Printed return address is okay.

Post # 9
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2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have nice handwriting, but I type faster than I write.  I used wrap-around labels that matched our invitation motif and typed out the addresses.  I’m all about efficiency, haha.  I think they turned out great, and we’ve received tons of compliments on our invites. 

 

Post # 10
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803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

printing on the envelopes sure beats labels, but youre right, they are supposed to be handwritten.  Im having mine done in the slightest blue calligrpahy on dark blue envelopes

Post # 11
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30 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Mr. Turtle's Grandparents' backyard, Arroyo Grande, CA

You are correct. Handwriting the addresses is more personal and the preferred option in all of the wedding etiquette books I’ve read. Printing them in a pretty font is also considered acceptable when you aren’t satisfied with your handwriting/didn’t budget for calligraphy. I’m still waiting for our invitations to arrive, but I had the return address printed in a font from the invitation suite, and I am handwriting the addresses onto the front of the envelopes! I say do whichever option you’re most comfortable with! Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Etiquette says you are supposed to calligraph your envelopes.  I handwrote mine in my own best handwriting, and thought it was a personal touch, and looked decent.

Post # 13
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4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Eh, I don’t really think there are any hard and fast rules for this anymore. Do whatever you want! I’ve received both, and I think they both look great! 

Post # 15
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Yes, the tradition is to have them handwritten, calligraphy specifically. However, I think it’s really about your own style for the wedding.

I’ve gotten invitations that were printed (like run through a printer), written in plain handwriting and calligraphy. I really is up to you as to which you choose.

There is a specific way to address envelopes. I love Crane’s guide: http://www.crane.com/etiquette.aspx?C=WeddingEtiquette&S=Addressing_Envelopes

Post # 16
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1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I downloaded a kickass free font and printed them on the envelopes. They looked great and there’s no way I was writing addresses on 100 envelopes!

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