(Closed) Calligraphy, print or write out myself

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How will you address your wedding invitations
    Professional Calligrapher : (8 votes)
    15 %
    DYI handwritten : (20 votes)
    36 %
    Printed on : (24 votes)
    44 %
    other (please describe) : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Fauxligraphy!  I printed a calligraphy font on the envelopes with a light colored ink and then wrote over it with a calligraphy pen in a darker color.  Looked like I spend a ton on calligraphy but I didn’t!

    Post # 4
    Member
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Perfect time for this post! i was just wondering the same thing

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    It didn’t really take that long since I was just tracing the words that were printed by the printer.  If you did calligraphy yourself, it would take a lot longer.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would just handwrite them. I wouldn’t print them, although you can print the return on the RSVP.

    Post # 8
    Member
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I printed mine, because it gave a more modern look to them. I think the handwriting aspect is a pretty useless part of etiquette rules.

    Post # 9
    Member
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I just hand wrote in my neatest handwriting.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I hand wrote mine in cursive and I think they looked good.  Just make sure you have extra envelopes for mistakes.  Also look at some samples; I totally forgot about cool things like spacing out the zip code along the whole bottom line of the address.

    That being said.  I don’t think printing makes a huge difference in looks and in many ways it’s even cleaner.  So whatever you choose, do not feel bad about it because your guests won’t give it a second thought!

    Post # 11
    Member
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Fauxligraphy is an awesome idea!! 

    Post # 12
    Member
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m just writing the addresses on, as neat as I can. I love the look of fancy envelopes, but I can’t justify spending money on it when I know most people are just going to be tearing it open. I have a small budget, I need to let some things go.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2262 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Personally I love the look of hand written envelopes, so I say DIY if you have the time, patience and skill, but if you have the extra money in your budget hire someone. BUT if printing them out would better match your scheme, do that cause its the surely the cheapest, easiest and quickest method.

    My vote: Fauxligraphy!

    Post # 14
    Member
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I printed the addresses on avery index cards using my favorite font.  I then put the cards in the envelopes and used a light box to trace the addresses.  It’s an extra step compared to printing on the envelopes, but I didn’t have to mess with printing on envelopes (the Avery templates are super easy to use), and since I’m not computer saavy that worked for me.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    here are mine.  They didn’t take too long to do, but I only had to do about 40.

    [attachment=1496499,189383] [attachment=1496499,189384]

    Post # 16
    Member
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I did fauxligraphy as well and loved how it turned out. We got SO MANY compliments on the calligraphy – it really set the tone for the event.

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