Envelope Addressing Nightmare!

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

Could also do labels, there are nice clear ones that print nicely. 

You can also do some trial and error with a word doc set for envelope printing. Just outline your envelopes on a regular sheet of paper (so obv you arent printing on the actual envelopes during the trial and error!) and play around with the settings until its correct. Then you can do a mail merge. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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winewithwedding :  just handwrite the addresses. it will seriously be less of a headache than it would be to try to figure out printing – printing envelopes is generally a nightmare. if you absolutley can’t hand address the envelopes for some reason, you could always print the addresses on labels and then put the labels on the envelopes. you can buy clear labels. not the classiest option, but definitely the easiest.

one of the biggest overlooked things about VP is their weird sizing. their envelopes SUCK, and their “5×7” size is NOT 5×7 (it’s like 4.6×7.2 or something like that) so they don’t fit standard A7 envelopes. i post this anytime someone mentions ordering from them!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Envelopes end up in the trash… just handwrite them. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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winewithwedding :  i actually have HORRIBLE handwriting, but at some point you pick and choose your battles, ya know? imo, a hand addressed envelope always trumps a label (even when handwriting is poor – as long as it’s legible by the post office – and i’m sure you can write legibly when necessary, if you just take your time). but they’re your envelopes.

remember that after the weddin you’re going to have a zillion thank you notes to handwrite..

i did wind up learning calligraphy to address my envelopes.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper

Try a good local private print shop. They can adjust the size of the print to fit the envelope, and do faux calligraphy in any font and color. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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catskillsinjune :  Agreed. OP, no one really looks at the envelopes anyways lol. I have OK handwriting but it was easier and honestly faster for me to just write them out than trying to mess around with labels or paying for caligraphy.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

You can print the labels on clear backing, rather than a white background, and if you use a sweeping, but very legible font, it’ll look nice and still won’t pose problems for the delivery service.

We used labels and it was fine.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

No helpful advice I’m afraid, but I’d be interested to know more about what went wrong with your vistaprint envelopes? I was planning to get my invitations and matching envelopes from there!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

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winewithwedding :  I did clear labels for my Save-The-Date Cards and they looked pretty good.  Just use a nice script font.  I think I actually used the font “handwriting.”

Or get someone with great handwriting to do them for you.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

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shinysheep :  I used vistaprint envelopes and I found them fine.  They’re basic but fine.  I did hear that some people have had glue issues with them (not sealing) but I just used a damp cloth and had no issues.

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