(Closed) Calligraphy AND printed envelopes?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mlb032488:  Thats a tough question.  My invites came with return address labels that match our invitations.  In my case I would use those and ask her to write the mailing addresses.  Without something that matches either the invitation or the mailing address I don’t think I would like having everything different.  I would probably go with all printed.  Or see if she could neatly write your return address with a different pin that way the font is close. 

Post # 4
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would suggest using a sans-serif font that contrasts (in a complimentary way) with the flouncy caligraphy. Exactly what sans-serif font I can’t really say. If you’re going for a vintage look, perhaps use Neutra Text. if you’re going more modern maybe Helvetica or Futura would be more appropriate.

Here is an example of a sans serif typeface paired up with a caligraphy-like typeface.

Post # 6
5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I do this for friends and family a lot and they always either have just gotten a stamp, or computer printed their return addys. it always looks fine

Post # 7
1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would just select a block print for your return address.  I did the same for mine, except handwriting is not pretty enough for calligraphy.

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