(Closed) Clear labels for wedding invites

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

What about just printing directly on the envelopes?  Avery sells clear labels (I either bought them at staples or maybe Walmart) and they were very easy to print.  I used those for my STD’s.  For the reply card I printed our address directly on the envelope just using Word. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I used the clear Avery labels (I bought at Walmart) for our Save-The-Date Cards also but am planning to just print on the envelopes for the invites.  Honestly though if you bought the larger labels, I bet it would look fine.  You would have had to look really hard to see the STD addresses were on a seal and not printed on the envelope.

Post # 4
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915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am planning on using the clear Avery labels with a classy black calligraphy style font for our reception invites. If the envelopes are white or Ivory, you shouldn’t even be able to notice the label much at all.

Post # 7
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405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Mackinaw Valley Vineyard; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

Could you do a mock up with the envelopes and labels you plan to use to make sure you like the look of it?  I know it’s hard for me to tell how things will look unless I can see it put together.  I ordered sample envelopes and labels for free and went from there, that could be a possibility since you have a lot of time left.  (also, good idea to do them early!)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Personally, I’m not a fan of clear. I think address labels look best when they actually coordinate with the paper. Even if they’re plain, think about doing a color.

Post # 10
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43 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was originally planning on doing clear labels as well (didn’t want to mess with trying to print directly on the envelopes) but then I found out about wrap around labels.  I think they look great and are different (never seen them before).  I bought the full label sheets from onlinelabels.com, printed them, and cut them in the right size.  Just google wrap around label templates and you should be able to find some for free.  Or you can make your own by using Word.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Mackinaw Valley Vineyard; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

I tried to print envelopes, I laid them out in Illustrator b/c I wanted to have more control over sizing and fonts than I could do in word, but I could NOT get those bitches to print on any printer I tried.  Its definitely a possibility, but be prepared to do a little trial and error first.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The problem I had with the clear labels is that well, they aren’t clear! They are opaque. So if you’re putting them on cream or light white colors than I would use the clear, but anything dark than that I would try the wrap around labels that babylou posted pictures of!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I used Avery clear lables for my STD, reply cards and for the cream colored outer envelope. It looks fine. I didn’t want to make a mistake by printing directly on the outer envelope. If you decide to go with the clear labels, make sure you buy the ones that are used for ink jet printers. I made a mistake and bought the ones for laser printers and the ink smudged and I had to return them.

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