Post # 1
My mom is totally convinced the invitations HAVE to be addressed in cursive, but I’m really struggling to write straight in cursive! And I don’t remember all the letters. I have calligraphy pens to do it, so even the non-cursive looks pretty (I’m addressing the RSVP envelopes in non-cursive, so I’ve tried it out to see how it looks). So many things about this wedding are totally not-traditional, and she even fussed because the wording I chose for the invites was TOO boring and traditional, so I’m not sure why the big deal about this. Any opinions? Or maybe just advice on how to write straight in cursive? ^_^
Post # 3
I’m not even handwriting addresses on my invites (gasp!), so I don’t think cursive/print is a big deal at all in perspective! What I want to know is, who made up these rules, and why are we breaking ourselves to follow them?? The envelopes are going to be thrown away, most likely, and I don’t think anyone who recieves a print (versus cursive) invite from you is going to notice. And, if they do, I don’t think they will refuse to join your celebration because of it. It’s YOUR wedding! You don’t want to be traditional? Don’t! You go, girl! (Stepping off soapbox now…)
Post # 4
We had our envelopes printed, and they looked fantastic. The printer used sort of a plum-colored ink, and a very nice font. You can also print them on your own printer fairly easily – I did all our STD envelopes on our printer.
Traditionally, formal invitations would be addressed by hand, which is why people pay lots of money for calligraphy. However, unless you’re asking all your guests to wear evening gowns and tuxes, you’re not throwing a strictly formal event. So there’s no particular reason to knock yourself out on details like hand-addressing the envelopes, unless it really matters to you. However, maybe this is a nice opportunity to get your mom involved… if your mom is pretty hard on the idea that the envelopes must be hand-addressed in cursive, and she has a nice hand, maybe you could stuff and stamp the envelopes while she addresses them? I’m very much of the opinion that people with strong ideas on how things should be done should pitch in and at least help to do them.