(Closed) Did you handwrite your envelopes?

posted 11 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How did you address your envelopes?

    I hired a calligrapher

    I wrote them by hand in cursive

    I wrote them by hand, but not in cursive

    I printed directly onto the envelope in a font that resembled handwriting

    I printed directly onto the envelope in a standard font

    I printed on labels


  • Post # 32
    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010


     I am learning calligraphy so I can do it myself. 

    Post # 33
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    meh, I really wasnt too bothered…I hand printed each one with my crap writting. oh well

    Post # 34
    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Tammy, I doubt that you offended anyone by posting about etiquette — I think your post was probably removed b/c it was too heavy on the advertisements for your business.  Vendors are generally discouraged from using the boards to advertise (unless you’re in the classifieds responding to or posting an ad).  I hope that helps!

    PS — My Fiance and I handwrote our envelopes in a pen that matched our wedding colors.  We’re not calligraphers by any means, but they were neatly written, and I think the color added a nice touch since our handwriting was nothing fancy!

    Post # 35
    14 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Oh thanks! I didn’t realize we weren’t supposed to do that. I was truly trying to be helpful. I realize now we should do that in the classifieds. Thanks for letting me know!


    Post # 36
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

    I hired a calligrapher… or my mom paid my BM/Bestie to Calligraphy the envelopes.

    Post # 37
    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I did something really similar to Miss Stiletto.  We printed the addresses on regular copy paper in a nice calligraphy font (free from dafont) and then placed the paper under the envelope on a light box and just traced over the font with a calligraphy pen.  Miss Stiletto explains how to make a lightbox really simply, but we just used an old desk lamp under a glass coffee table as our “lightbox”.  Once you get the hang of the pen it goes really quickly, but I’d recommend practing on paper tracing with the pen until you get the hang of it.

    Link to Miss Stiletto’s post

    Post # 38
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    So I took several classes in calligraphy and was thinking that I would do my own calligraphy along with my friend who was taking classes with me….after tonight i think i am going to whip out my lightbox and do some serious tracing! It took us 5 hours to do calligraphy on only 8 envelopes (inner and outer)! which is crazy in my opinion.  I will still handwrite/do calligraphy, but i’m going to be tracing everything from now on! I only have 8 of 100 done! eek!

    Post # 39
    5150 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I hired a calligrapher! Nobody would want my handwriting on there! haha

    Post # 43
    6 posts

    I have horrible handwriting, but I still wrote addresses on the outer envelope of every one of my invites.

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