Post # 1
I notice everyone is either computer printing, using calligraphy, or handwriting in cursive on their envelopes. I don’t have it in my budget to use a calligrapher and I’m scared of my printer (lol). My cursive handwriting is awful. The only way I can write neatly is in print, but it seems like no one does this?
Would you think it odd if you received an invitation in print? Or should I ask someone with good cursive handwriting to help me?
Post # 3
I don’t think it’d be odd! I’ve gotten invitations with a printed address before and didn’t think anything of it! 🙂
Post # 4
I am doing this for my Save-The-Date Cards. Luckily my mom is dishing out the dough for the calligrapher for the invitiations, otherwise I’d be hand-printing those as well.
i don’t think there is anything wrong with this!
Post # 5
Thanks! That makes me feel a lot better 🙂
Post # 6
I hand wrote all of mine, I didn’t think it was out of the ordinary until you said something! I think it’s fine. :] I haven’t sent out my invitations yet, but I hand wrote all ofnthenaddresses on our save the dates and nobody said anything. Doesn’t seem weird to me at all! But I’ve also never received an invitatiounwritten in cursive or calligraphy… Hand printed is good! :]
Post # 7
I did! I think by hand is a touch more personal than computer printed and less formal than cursive… which is right about where I feel our wedding sits – friendly and not too formal
Post # 8
Not even vaguely odd. Hand writing the addresses (whether in cursive or print) is more traditionally “etiquette correct” than using a printer anyway (not that that’s going to stop me). No one will think it’s anything but personal and lovely!
Post # 9
@everyheart: I handwrote mine =) I have really neat handwriting and wrote them address larger than normal (taking up most of the front). All the weddings I’ve attended had handwritten addresses!
Post # 10
I hand printed my Save-The-Date Cards and I printed and traced my invites. I recently received a wedding invite that just had printed hand writing and I didn’t think anything of it! I just ripped it open and tossed the envelope 🙂
Post # 11
Of all the things you have to do for a wedding – addressing the invitations should be low on the list. Hand printing is just dandy. Honestly, in the grand scheme of things – people don’t care. They are just fine to get the invitation. Our standards for ourselves are so much higher than what other people expect of us. And if someone is critical of them… then that is their bad behavior.
I am sure they will look lovely.
Post # 12
That’s totally normal! Who even looks at envelopes? You just rip them open.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
This is good to hear. I was stressing about handwriting them too.
Two suggestions I heard are to use a really nice pen/marker, and under every line of writing, place a ruler. It will look neater, kinda like this style: