Clear or white labels for return address? Ugh I know no one cares. Haha

posted 1 year ago in Paper
  • poll: White or clear return address labels?



  • Post # 3
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - City, State

    I got two stamps made (one that said future our last name and one that said the our last name) and honestly liked how it looked much more than stickers and takes way less time. I got them off Etsy and they weren’t expensive and now I have it forever! Otherwise I would do white if you prefer the labels!

    Post # 4
    202 posts
    Helper bee

    Your guests may look at the clear window envelope and mistake your invitation for a bill or spam mail at first glance. A plain white envelope may be a better choice, In My Humble Opinion.

    Post # 6
    1235 posts
    Bumble bee

    Is one cheaper than the other? If they cost the same, I’d say clear. Otherwise go with the cheaper

    Post # 7
    838 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Is one paper and one plastic? Go with the most eco friendly! 

    Post # 8
    1787 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    Clear. The just look fancier to me. 

    But I am using a stamp with both our first names on it. 

    Post # 9
    1726 posts
    Bumble bee

    We did clear, but our envelopes were silver. Even with white I would try the clear and see how they look! 

    Post # 10
    3032 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would say go with whatever is cheaper! 

    But I used the clear because I thought they looked super nice 🙂 

    Post # 11
    28 posts
    • Wedding: March 2019

    I would also go with the cheaper one. I think either one would look nice. We went with clear for the recipients addresses and used our printer at home and a nice cursive font for those. 

    We also got a stamp from amazon with our names and address on it to put our return address on the invites. 

    Post # 12
    11505 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    If you’re going to take the time and energy to hand write all of your addresses (which is a wonderful thing, by the way!), I would not then use a sticker for your return address labels.

    You could take a few envelopes each night after work and hand write your return address on the back flap as well. Then, they would all be finished by the time you’re ready to start hand writing the addresses on the front. Or, you could purchase a blind emboss stamp or even an ink stamp with your return address, as a prior poster suggested. All of these options would look more elegant and more consistent with the fact that you’re taking the time to hand write the addresses. 

    Post # 13
    1196 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I think my biggest accomplishment in planning my wedding has been figuring out how to print onto envelopes. Who knew it was so complicated!!

    I would do clear.

    Post # 14
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2019

    Wedding invitations should be hand addressed or printed directly on the invite, IMO. Labels look low-class.

    Post # 15
    8 posts
    • Wedding: October 2020 - Houston, Tx

    If you can’t get them printed directly on and 100% have to use labels, then I’d go for clear. The less apparent that they’re labels the better. Clear will give you more of an illusion of them not being there.

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