(Closed) Are you addressing your invites by hand or printed labels?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What's going on your envelopes?
    Handwritten : (49 votes)
    58 %
    Printed Labels : (22 votes)
    26 %
    Other (please explain) : (13 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m addressing my invitations by hand but I am printing my return address on the back. I used special wedding themed stamps from the post office. If you don’t like your handwriting, you can always ask a friend or relative to help you. 

    Post # 4
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I hate my handwriting too… so one of my bridesmaids and Mother-In-Law and Darling Husband and I all got together one evening and did them…they turned out great! What do you mean by “pre-stamping?” We just used regular stamps (We bought special wedding ones online from the usps.) 

    Post # 5
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    We printed it with a nice font directly onto the envelope. No stickers. It wasnt hard and it looked like calligraphy. And much faster than writing them ourselves, and nicer if you dont know calligraphy.

    I bought stamps and applied them myself.

    EDIT: we also printed the return address on them on he back flap the same way.

    Post # 6
    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We used cute wrap around labels for out STD’s but we are handwriting the addresses on our invites. I love my handwriting so I’m actually excited. I’ve been looking at examples of calligraphy on Etsy and then just copying them. I am using a stamp for the return address though!

    Post # 7
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    We hired a calligrapher to do our envelopes. Her work was stunning and really set the tone for everything that was to follow for our guests.

    Post # 8
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We used clear labels from Staples in a script font. Both of us have HORRIBLE handwritting. We used a stamp for our return address on the envelopes and RSVP postcards. 

    Post # 9
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I addressed them by printing it out on our home computer/ printer right on the envelope in a fancy font to match my invites. Then I got a stamp made for our return address and stamped that on the back.

    Post # 10
    5183 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We hired a calligrapher for our save the dates and plan on hiring her for our invites also. We also got custom stamps for the Save-The-Date Cards and will do the same for our Invites. 

    Post # 11
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I did our save the dates and invites by hand.  I have pretty good handwriting and kind of thought it was fun! Time consuming…but fun!

    Post # 12
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I used printed labels with a nice font.   I didn’t have money in my budget to hire someone, too.  It worked for me.

    Post # 13
    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I had mine printed at a local printing shop.  It was like Kinkos or Staples, but locally owned.  They also print/cut out my invite supplies and then I assembled them.  I liked the look and it was just as much as photocopying, so about .15 an envelope.  See if there are any near you willing to do envelopes!

    Post # 14
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I love my handwriting (I’m a primary school teacher and have teacher-print) so I’ll be doing mine by hand….but that also sucks a little because I won’t want anyone else to help me.  So, looks like I’ll be having some hand cramps, haha.

    Post # 16
    165 posts
    Blushing bee

    We hired a calligrapher for my daughter’s wedding invitations. It was only about $2.50 an invitation (she had inner and outer envelopes). It was so worth it… they looked gorgeous!

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