(Closed) Addressing wedding invites with labels?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
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Worker bee

You could always just write out the envelopes for the people who will actually notice and care (like the older guests), and then print the rest of them.  No one will know.

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am planning on printing directly from my computer like msqthoney. I dont like or dislike labels, i actually could care less, but for me I thought it would be a nice just touch to to print on them directly. If your doing lables thoughh, i would DEF go with clear labels

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I don’t think it matters.  We printed our addresses straight on to the envelopes.  It’s easier for the post office that way, they can read everything and you don’t have to worry about invites getting lost in the mail because of poor handwriting.  Have you ever saved the outer envelope to a wedding invite?  No, probably not, so nobody else will either.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I printed my addresses straight onto the envelope for my Save-The-Date Cards…hmmmm…maybe I’ll do that for the invites and not do labels. Depends on which one is faster.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with using labels. I am hand-addressing mine in calligraphy, but 1.) there are only 90 envelopes, 2.) I’m really into this stuff, like a mini Martha Stewart, and 3.) I have the time to do it. If I didn’t have so much time, I would absolutely just print them out.

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Like others have said it’s not “proper etiquette” to use labels.  But hey, it is 2010 and that “rule” is probably decades old!  However, it does IMO look nicer to have it printed or written on the envelope.  

Like ZoeKat I enjoy this sort of thing and have extra time.  So I’m printing out all the addresses in a neat font, and tracing them onto the envelopes.  So it’s neat, and handwritten!  (my writing sux too!) We’ll see how enthusiastic I am about this when I get to envelope #200.  Undecided

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

we will be printing labels. My uncle is doing them.. . he put a little faded design on them so they are not a big white square. I don’t think it is bad 🙂

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can honestly say that seeing all the other clear label brides is making me feel a ton better about my decision. Thanks ladies!

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

We printed ours on computer!!! I thought it looked 100000000x better than handwriting could have ever looked.

Post # 27
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Blushing bee

Ya know what – you’ll find plenty of people to tell you that it’s not proper etiquette (along with lots of other things), but I’m a huge advocate of doing what pleases you. Who makes up all these stupid rules? I printed mine from the computer and don’t regret it. They looked a lot better than my own cursive would have and there’s no way I was going to spend hundreds on professional calligraphy when the people who spend the most time actually looking at the address are the post office employees! 

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I’ve learned already that I don’t care what any older relatives think I “should” or “shouldn’t” do. This post is a perfect example why. 🙂

 

I think that printed address labels look perfectly fine. Honestly, the envelope ends up in the trash! And I have crappy handwriting, and I have no desire to spend money on professional calligraphy.

 

If your Aunt says that it’s not proper etiquette, let her pay for a calligrapher! Harumph.

 

 

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Will she be there helping you handwrite them?  You should ask, j/k, but really I don’t think it’s a big deal and I would venture to say that the majority of people do not know that it’s not “proper” ettiquette. 

Post # 30
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Busy Beekeeper

Don’t stress – go with what you were going to do!!  I’d use clear labels over white, personally.  I’ve always loved handwritten addresses – but, will definitely either run the envelopes through the printer (to get a bigger font) or do clear labels…. there’s NO WAY I’m hand addressing.

If you decide not to go the label/printed route, just get some friends together and have an addressing party.  The invites won’t be all uniform and some handwritting will be better than others – but, at least they’ll be hand-addressed.

But, again – you ‘don’t have to do it that way!!!

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