Post # 16
I got my invites from Vistaprint and they are so thin you can see right through them! Also they are no good for dip ink pens as they cause ink to spread on them.
I made my own using A4 coloured paper which was a chore but as a hobby calligrapher the paper was important to me (even when I know it’s not important to anyone else). We did get loads of positive comments about them though!
Post # 17
i also calligraphied my own envelopes. What I’ve learned about paper is that people DO notice if they are REALLY beyond the standard. Honestly, OP, NO ONE is going to noticed if you’ve printed them in a faux calligraphy font or hanwrote scribbled addresses because neither option stands out enough. People are used to seeing printed calligraphy fonts – and no one is fooled into thinking it’s actual calligraphy. The only thing that will capture anyone’s attaneiom when it comes to the invites is if you’re over the top with them (we had a TON of compliments on ours, but they were all hand callighraphied and wax sealed, with hand painted watercolor liners)
Post # 18
- Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA
Where do you live? I have good handwriting skills and wouldn’t mind doing it for you for free. I’m in the Bay Area, though 🙂
Here’s a sample of my handwriting:
Post # 19
I have absolutely nothing to chime in for the actual thread but I have to mention that is so nice of you! What a generous offer 😊
Post # 20
Buy Avery labels and do it that way they are fairly easy to use and print.
Post # 21
I used the clear avery labels and stuck those on because I was also at a loss and didnt want to ruin the envelopes with my writing. My envelopes were lined with a glitter liner so a lot of people have kept the envelope with the invite too. They were really easy to used and looked lovely & neat.
Post # 23
I second using a local print shop to address your envelopes. That’s what I did.