Post # 1
We thought we were going to print names and addresses on the invitation envelopes, but yesterday someone my Fiance works with offered to hand write them for us! I am so excited and a little relieved! My question is… She is going to use a nice script for the name and addresses, but she said she can’t write small enough (using the pen) to hand write the return address on the back flap. My Fiance and I think we should just print the return address on the back flap using our printer, but I don’t think I’ll be able to match the font with the one she is using on the front of the envelope. Which font could I use to print the return address? Should I use and print font?
Post # 3
@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
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 # 5
@DeathByDesign: Thanks! This is the font style she is using on the front of the envelope:
Post # 6
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
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.
Post # 8
You can get a custom stamp for ~$30 in any font you like. We used this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/85624605/modern-script-custom-address-rubber
Looks like your invitations will be lovely!