(Closed) Didn’t realize this was so much work!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just received an invite in the mail for my nephew’s wedding in May. I don’t have a clue if my name and address were hand written on the front of the envelope. I do know that they included “and Guest” instead of my fiance’s name (which they know) and the inside envelope had “Kim” hand written on it, when they know I go by Kimberly. I don’t care about how the outside envelope is written (typed, hand, etc), as long as names are right I think you’re good to go.

My plan for invitations is: I know my family, they are not formal. We are not inviting any person who would find it appaling that the envelopes were not hand addressed. Because of this, I feel no pressure to hand write the invitations. However, I probably will because it’s only about 40 invitations, I love addressing envelopes, and the only semi-artistic talent I have is handwriting.

 

Post # 5
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1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@simplicity76:  We just finished ours last night, all 100 of them!  And it was about 25 hours of cutting, sticking and stuffing lol.  And a lot of frustrations.  But they look great, we are happy, and they are in the mail today!

As far as labels, we had dark brown envelopes…clear labels did NOT work, infact they looked like complete rubbish.  We ended up just pringting them on plain kraft cardstock 8.5 x 11 sheets, bought some funky edged scissors, cut and pasted them.  They look fantastic!  WIll be posting pics shortly, so check it out, it was really easy!

  Good luck, they are a lot of work, but really rewarding too!

 

Post # 6
Member
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Using clear labels… I REFUSE to do all that writing, even if I have good handwriting.

Post # 7
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

When I was planning my wedding stuff, I always tried to remember that I was the most critical of all of my plans and that my guests wouldn’t be looking at the little things the same way I was.

I broke some etiquette “rules” in my invitations and elsewhere in my wedding. And you know what? All of my family still loves me and all of my friends are still my friends. I’m not sure anyone noticed or cared.

We definitely had frustrations trying to get our invitations all set to go, as well. But we got through it and got them out and it was a great feeling to start getting RSVPs back. Hang in there!

 

Post # 8
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3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I only notice the small details on invites because I’ve been through hell with making my own invites. I don’t think before I was engaged I even knew the proper wording or that clear address labels were taboo. *gasp* the horror!

The bottom line is: the invites will make it to the destination, all the information is on there. No one else, but you and another ex-bride or bride to be will know the proper ettiquete of all this junk. The envelope goes in the trash within a minute of them opening it and the invitation will soon be in the trash as well. So don’t let yourself get stressed out over this. Trust me, it’s not worth it.

Post # 9
Member
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I broke several rules when it came to my invitation. Just do what would be acceptable in your circle.

P.S. – I used wrap around labels on my PURPLE envelopes.

Post # 10
Member
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I notice the small things as well.  Can you just print on your envelopes instead of using labels?

Post # 11
Member
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used clear labels on my invites. Then I got an invite with clear labels. meh. I didn’t like it so I decided to handwrite my families addresses. I was drinking wine so they all came out askew. I am very anal and type A and stuff like that really bothers me so I totally get why people hire calligraphers. I am not gonna beat myself up about it though. Oh well! My advice? Don’t stress about it TOO much. While I feel that an invite should match the wedding ( formal, casual etc.) I also don’t think its worth severe stress over ( doesn’t sound like you have severe stress though)

Post # 12
Member
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We tried clear labels on dark brown envelopes…BAD, so incredibly bad.  We ended up printing on paper, then cutting with funky edged scissors, and glue taping them on.  Turned out awesome!

I tried wrap labels.  Didn’t work for me, couldn’t get the hang of it at all,

 

Post # 14
Member
1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I sent out close to 200 invitations, but I addressed all of them in an evening.  I have nice handwriting, so it was easy for me to do, but a lot of work.

Post # 15
Member
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Am I going to etiquette hell if I put “and Guest” on the envelopes for single guests and/or guests where I don’t know if they have a SO? I only have about 25 out of 120 that are like that, and most are FI’s friends that are single/divorced.  Or should I leave off the “and Guest” since I put it on the Save the Date already, do you think they will know to bring a date or get confused?

I looked it up before I addressed the Save the Dates (guess I used the wrong etiquette site), and now suddenly I found out I’m not supposed to do that and not supposed to print the addresses on the envelopes? ugh.  Fiance says screw the rule, leave the and Guest and print the envelopes, it looks nice.

Sorry to threadjack but the whole thing is confusing and annoying!

 

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