Post # 1
Did you address your wedding invites by hand? We’re having a church ceremony at 2:00 and reception at 5:00, not sure if that makes a difference… but I’m having a hard time deciding what to do! I hand wrote one last night and it looked OKAY but not all that great, I need to my invites out ASAP so I don’t have time for a caligrapher. Etiquette on this seems a little confusing when I try to look it up online. If I did print it would be straight onto my envelopes, no labels.
Post # 3
I printed directly onto the envelopes. For one, I have horrible hand writing. And two, I sent about 175-180 invitations. That would have taken forever to hand write and I’m sure my writing would have only gotten worse as I went on. I honestly don’t think guests care whether they’re hand written or printed. The envelopes just go in the garbage anyway.
Post # 4
I did mine myself… And I’ll be honest to hire someone it would have been better but I won’t remember years from now I don’t think haha. I just tried to use my best handwriting! lol
I’m sure whatever you do will be perfect 🙂
Post # 5
I did mine by hand. I bought a caligraphy pen set that came with calligraphy guides and instructions and I practised for a while and then felt confident to do it myself.
Post # 6
Other, I ran them through the printer with the ink set to print really light then I went over in pretty pen. No one was the wiser.
Post # 7
I addressed my Save the Dates by hand. Time consuming, but they turned out really well. It’s more of a formal Save the Date though.
I am hiring a calligrapher to do our wedding invitations.
Post # 8
I designed wrap around labels and printed on them. We received lots of compliments!
Post # 9
I did mine by hand. My handwriting isn’t horrible. But I’ll be perfectly honest… whenever I get mail, I check to make sure it’s for me, and basically rip it open. As long as it’s legible, I don’t think anyone is going to comment on the outside writing 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.
I did mine by hand. If you want to be a stickler for Etiquette, hand writing is the way to go. If you are worried about how your handwriting looks, I have heard of people printing in light grey and going over it with pen.
On the other hand, depending on you guests, and the feel of the wedding, I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who was “offended” by printed envelopes.
Post # 11
We printed ours. I was really concerned it went against formal etiquette but as my mom put it, my handwriting’s “not that great, no offense” so we just used a cursive font.
Post # 12
I ran them through a printer and used a casual, handwritten style script. Several people actually mentioned that I had really neat handwritting, lol! They couldn’t tell the difference between the font and writing 🙂
I sent about 5 later than the original set and I handwrote those.
Post # 13
My printer was hit and miss with envelopes jamming up so I ended up handwriting them. No special calligraphy or anything though, just my neatest writing.
Post # 14
i did mine by hand. I wrote it in cursive. My cursive isn’t the prettiest, but I still think it looked good. I had to address 175 invites! It was not fun
Post # 15
i did all mine in cursive including the RSVPs. Got a TON of compliments on them even though I knew that they were definitely not perfect. People like the personal touch.