Post # 1
I have the invitations. I was about to start addressing them when one of my BM’s called and said her sister’s invites had the addresses printed on. She said I need to get the envelopes printed with the guests addresses and our address printed on the flap. I thought the rule was to handwrite them. What are you doing?
Post # 3
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
i say write them! i wrote mine. it is so much more personal and i like the way it looks better. 😀
just think…you will getting gifts based solely on your invite from the ppl that cant attend 😀 hehe
Post # 5
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 # 6
@snowwhitegirl – You did the calligraphy yourself? How long did you practice for?
Post # 7
I cheated and used a font freebooter script off dafont.com there is no way.. that my handwriting would look great 😛 I really like how they turned out!
Post # 8
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
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
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
- 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! 🙂
Post # 12
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
- 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 # 14
So I’m addressing my bridal shower envelopes with the gold pen/marker .. it’s not showing up well on the white envelope!! Damn it!!
Post # 15
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
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!