(Closed) Anyone else find actually writing their invitations terrifying?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Handwritten or labelled?
    Handwritten : (8 votes)
    30 %
    Labelled : (11 votes)
    41 %
    Other? : (8 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I honestly wouldn’t care which one I recieved. I printed mine only because I didn’t feel like handwriting each and every one. But I see nothing wrong with a hand written envelope.

    Post # 4
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    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i have no preference for the envelopes as i don’t keep them, just recycle! for my invites i  hand wrote the envelopes because it was cheaper than buying labels and i had less than 100 to do so it didn’t take too long.  though looking back, i think i would have been off printing labels as i could have used a font that was better than my hand writing!

    Post # 5
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    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have horrible preschool handwriting. I tried so so so hard to make them look pretty. I even tried tracing letters but it looked just as bad. I ended up printing directly to the envelope with a nice script font and I thought it looked nice.

    Post # 6
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    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I used clear lables for the response cards and for our return address on the invite. I am gonna handwrite our guests address. Even just printing and labling the part that I did was stressful. SUPER stressful. I WAS gonna handwrite but I was already stressing and my lil cousin was like ” just print on clear lables and I was like ok thats all the permission I needed!

    Post # 7
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    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m either hiring a calligrapher (they seem to be a lot more reasonable than I’d originally thought) or buying some nice pens and doing it myself.

    MAbI’ve just been brainwashed by “wedding world, but I really feel they need to be handwritten. Printing seems really informal.

    Post # 8
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    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I don’t care which I get as a guest. As the bride, I hand-addressed my Save-The-Date Cards. My fiance wants to use labels/print on the envelopes for the invitations.

    Post # 9
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    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Aure: I totally felt the same way but after ASSEMBLING 120 invites and tying a gagillion bows on them i said screw it. 

    Post # 10
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    2750 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I felt the same way.  So I just fed the envelopes through my printer. =)

    Post # 12
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    2750 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    ^ So weird… your post says you posted – 1 years ago.  Here’s the quote LOL

     

    SpecialSundae (message   April 21, 2012   Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, UK

    Whilst I’m not on a par with a professional calligrapher, I’ve done it before, so I’d feel reluctant to pay someone else to do it.

     

    Post # 14
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    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Angelz_love: Wow, my original post got butchered somehow, haha. I’m only doing 16 or so invites so I don’t have much of an issue doing it myself, but at that level I’d ship them off!

    @SpecialSundae: I can do calligraphy too, but like you, it’s not as nice as a professional would do it. I still haven’t decided which option (me or a professional) but I’m determined to have handwriting on my invites. It’s one of those things that I’ll have to weigh what my time is worth vs. how much the service costs.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I did fauxligraphy.  I don’t think that anyone noticed that it wasn’t real calligraphy.  But really I don’t care if I receive one that is handwritten or typed, I just like getting mail!

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