(Closed) Addressing the Invitations…HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Hi! Just browsing the boards, thought I’d throw in my two cents. I used the Martha Stewart wrap around labels for the invitations (a little tip- CTRL-E will let you change the font/color) and bought full sheet labels from Amazon.com and cut them w/ my paper cutter. They were fairly easy and looked very nice. I printed our returned address directly on the RSVP envelope, and it was a bit of a pain since the envelopes were pretty small and the printer fed them through weird. I don’t have any pictures as I am at work 🙂

Post # 4
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I chose a nice font on my computer and printed directly to my envelopes. I didn’t think it was a big deal at all. But it helped that I was pre-prepared and organized because I had used Excel already to keep track of everyones names, addresses, etc. Easy as pie to do a mail merge to Word and print onto the envelopes.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I sent them through the printer and they came out fantastic!  I used a scripty font for the name and Trajan Pro for the address.

I also used excel and mail merge for the first time, it was so easy and organized.

Post # 7
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Do you mean the RSVP return envelopes? Ours came pre-printed with our address from David’s Bridal where we ordered our invitations from. I did use my printer to create our escort cards, though, which were easy because they were on a large sheet with like 8 perforated cards.

This WB post might help you with a mail merge: http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/07/20/super-fast-save-the-dates-do-you-mail-merge/

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Again, our return address was pre-printed on the envelope by the supplier, but I don’t think it would be too hard to do it yourself in the printer using the same technique. 

Post # 10
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The nice thing about the wrap around labels is the return address is already there for you. It pre-populated in the form so you only have to type it once.

As for printing on the RSVP cards, it just takes some patience and trial and error. I printed on a normal sheet of paper to get the positioning right before I used my envelopes.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Absolutely order extra!! I ordered 25 extra of everything. And I definitely needed a few testers to make sure I was feeding it right, that the size looked right on it, it was aligned properly, etc. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Lol, believe I’ll be doing most likely what I did the first time round … hand addressing them in a Calligraphic Font

Haven’t ordered Invites (Back-Home Reception – RSVPs – Envelopes), so I am yet to go thru the process… have begun looking online though, and the choices are overwhelming… this is one area of Weddings that has certainly changed in the last 30 Years !!

At first glance, I am leaning towards a Boxed Invite and with Commercially Printed Invitations & Replies… or maybe if I can find something that fits my needs, a DIY version (I’m crafty… but not sure I want to put in that much time & effort).

We are having a Beach / Get-Away Theme and I have found much inspiration using GOOGLE – Boxed Beach Wedding Invitations – here is one of my faves…

PHOTO – Boxed Beach Wedding Invitation

Hopefully, I can do something just as nice.

 

 

Post # 15
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The labels I ordered were DigiOrange, and yes, they are white. My envelopes were navy blue metallic, and I did the addressing in navy blue, so they really pulled together well. I actually used  the labels for my Save the Date envelopes as well, and they were white, and looked nice too. Totally up to you!

As for the envelopes, YES, order extra. I ordered in bulk because I needed so many so I ended up with extra anyway, but I had a few mess ups along the printing journey. You will feel a lot better and less stressed printing if you know you have a few that you can screw up. I would suggest printing on regular printer paper first to get the positioning as best as you can before you start feeding the envelopes through.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I hired a professional calligrapher to address my invitations (both the inner and outer envelopes) and to hand calligraph my escort envelopes and table assignment cards.  She was absolutely amazing!

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