(Closed) Etiquette Faux Pas and I Don't Care- Doo Dah, Doo Dah

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 32
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@CocoClassic:  @Aquaria:  An inner envelope is a secon envelope that holds the invitation itself, on which the names of those invited are written out.

I don’t really think this is a faux pas tbh. I don’t like labels only because the font I wanted to use didn’t fit on them, but I’m also picky about that. I printed address from the printer onto the envelopes. It looked really nice.

Post # 34
2473 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@ALAin2014:  LMAO, I laughed because I could hear the song singing in my head! I have to confess….. My invitations didnt HAVE inner envelopes at all… AND…. because of that I had “___and Guest” written RIGHT ON THE FRONT!



Post # 35
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@melisandescott:  Us too and guess what? Not one person seemed offended…perhaps that’s why my uncle is unable to come after RSVPing yes…he was offended by the address labels. Really. All I can do is shake my head at what to me seems like not an issue. [Not to mention I and Fiance have full time jobs, two kids, and a life.]

I don’t have an issue with registry information, cash bars (just tell me), telling me you’d much prefer cash. So yeah. When etiquette makes it difficult for others it’s useless in my opinion.

Post # 36
46 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh wedding etiquette, I thumb my nose at you.


We bought invitation sets from Michaels, and I designed and printed them at home.  Envelopes done with printed labels.  I really enjoyed that.  We printed quite a lot so I can use them on all future mailings too. I hand wrote all guest addresses na dmy handwriting is NOT beautiful.  Not by a long shot.  Didn’t do inner envelopes either.

They were unique, and quirky, and so far everyone seems to love them.


Post # 37
11519 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m not using labels, I’m running my envelopes right through my printer!  THE HORROR!  I’m also NOT having an inner envelope!

Post # 38
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

LOL I love your post! As far as i’m concerned…if its your wedding…then the only ones that need to be happy and decide what does and doesn’t need to be done is you and your Fiance. So props to you!

Post # 39
910 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I used clear labels from Staples….. and I am proud of it!!!!!

Spending money on envelopes that end up in the trash is simply silly…..at least to me…..

Decorative labels can be cute and even more personal than calligraphy…..




Post # 41
3650 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@ALAin2014:  My dad wrote invitations to the reception he and my mother held for Darling Husband and me lo many years ago. I think there might have been 30 or 40 invitations sent. Can you imagine writing out each invitation? I can’t. haha.

I think he did it because I mentioned in passing that writing the invitations was the highest form of proper. It was kind of a joke. So, he set out to do just that! Funny. He always had nice handwriting anyway.

And both Darling Husband and I who couldn’t be bothered to plan a wedding or reception because we had little interest and were busy professionals just laughed at him!

Post # 43
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ha!  Seriously, if you get all uptight about getting an invitation with a label you must be really lacking in your life.  Frankly, I don’t even care what your invitation looks like.  I tear open the enveloppe, read the invitation, then stash it somewhere and hope I don’t lose it before the wedding.  That’s it.  Even if they’re nice, I think that for about 3 seconds then I’m over it.  It’s paper for crying out loud.

I actually did handwrite mine, but I did that because our printer ran out of ink ages ago and I didn’t want to spend $50 buy a new cartridge just for that.

Post # 44
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

@ALAin2014:  I skimmed but I will just saying it is refreshig to read an honest post. You know you are “breaking” with some convention but you made your choice and you don’t care and you are not pretending. Much better than people who are going to do ___, make a post asking if ___ is ok or offensive, then when people give an opinion the poster just defends what they are doing and were actually never going to change  they just wanted validation.


So to you I say Bravo!!

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