Post # 1
I am working on addressing the envelopes for the wedding invitation as well as the response card. I am thinking of using labels that I can print myself. My printer is not the most user friendly so I do not think I will be able to print directly onto the envelope.
Any thoughts? Suggestions?
Post # 3
I would say it depends on the color of your envelopes. Clear labels can look nice on slightly darker or bolder colors, but decorative labels would be nice on really dark or plain and light envelopes.
Post # 4
Anyway you can print directly on the envelopes? I think that looks much better than the labels!
If you do go with labels for the invitations, go with the larger size like a business card, not the address size. Those look like a business or form letter! I think labels are fine for the response card where its not as formal.
Post # 5
Don’t use labels. They are considered rude in that you didn’t take the time and effort to hand address or hire acalligrapher. You’re better off printing directly on the envelopes rather than labels but that is still inferior to hand written.
Post # 6
@TypeABride2013: Could you maybe do a decorative wrap around label like the ones Martha Stewart featured?
Post # 7
My invites went out today (yeah!!!) and used clear labels on an ivory envelope. No one cares!!! You will hear over and over on this board how labels are rude, but in my experience, no one looks at the envelope. No one will decide not to come to your wedding because you didn’t spend hundreds of dollars on a calligrapher.
Do whatever makes your life easiest 🙂
Post # 9
We will probally use clear labels too. Im not hand writting 200 invites. and we def dont have enough money to hire someone to do it.
Post # 10
depends on whether or not you want to adhere hardcore to the ‘technical’ side of etiquette. etiquette ‘technically’ says no labels, but i’m not sure how many people care. i’m not going to use labels just in case there is someone out there who gets it and is like 0.o i’m not tech savvy enough to print them on my printer, so i’m going to hand-write all of mine.
i’ve never gotten an invitation with a label, but Fiance was a groomsman in a wedding last year where their ‘thank you’ card was just a folded card with a label inside thanking them. SO tacky. envelopes, meh, i don’t think it matters so much.
Post # 11
@TypeABride2013: I think the clear will be fine – use it for both for consistency.
I used white for my sister’s (on white envelopes) but I included a little decorative image on them to make them cutesy.
something like this:
But I turned it purple and sideways and then the address was laid out next to it.
Post # 12