Post # 1
So… I bought the books and the different sized markers (deep breath) and I am hoping to address all of my invitations myself. I am wondering if any of you have done it? IF so do you have ANY tips or ideas to make it easier?
Would you do it again?
Post # 3
I can’t vote since I didn’t really do it, but I know quite a few girls who avoid having to “perfect” their calligraphy by printing out the names & addresses on the envelope in a light color (gray for example) and then tracing over with the calligraphic pen.
Post # 4
I did my own calligraphy for the invites. I actually made my own invites, which was a huge super pain, turned out really well, but would not recommend. The calligraphy, on the other hand, I would do again. I basically just chose a pretty easy style and went for it.
My main tip would be to start with addressing the RSVP cards. That will give you a chance to practice doing the same thing over and over. You will at least get the strokes down.
After that, try to address the invites in small batches, like only 20 at a time. My work would go down hill if I tried to do more in one sitting.
Post # 5
I printed the addresses in a fancy font right on my navy blue envelopes. Then, traced over with a silver gel pen. While not technically caligraphy, I think it looks great. It sounds funny but it was kind of a relaxing project.
Now I’m trying to decide if I should do the same on the RSVP envelopes or just do labels….
Post # 6
Wow!!! That is a fantastic idea! I never thought of that! Could you see through the calligraphy marker the gray?
Thank you thank you thank you!! I think you guys just saved me hours and hours 🙂
Post # 7
No, you can’t see through mine and I didn’t even print gray, just regular black because the Navy Blue envelopes were too dark to use a lighter font.
Post # 8
I addressed my own envelopes, but just wrote in cursive rather than calligraphy. It wasn’t super fancy, but it worked. You’ll have at least one friend or relative with decent handwriting to fall back on. Relax and give it a shot, if you have the time, you might discover a hidden talent.