(Closed) Did you address your wedding invites by hand?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Did you address your wedding invites by hand?
    Yes : (46 votes)
    55 %
    No : (32 votes)
    38 %
    Other (explain below) : (6 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
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    468 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
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    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
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    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
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    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I designed wrap around labels and printed on them. We received lots of compliments!

    Post # 9
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
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    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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 # 11
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Double post, sorry

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
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    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    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
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    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    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.

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