Post # 1
So i’ve recently decided to order my invitations online (less expensive than in person) and for those doing the same, I was wondering:
Are you having your addresses done by a calligrapher?
If so, how much if it costing?
How many invitations do you have?
Post # 3
i didnt hire a calligrapher. I hand wrote them all in cursive. My cursive isn’t the best, but I thought it looked nice. We had 200 invitations
Post # 4
My handwriting is terrible so we had a calligrapher address the invites. It cost $1.60 per invitation for the inner and outer envelope. Sent out 112.
Post # 5
Some people may think it to be tacky but I just got clear labels and printed mine off of the computer with a font I thought was pretty. It’s an envelope that people are going to throw away and will most likekly get dirty in the mailing process so I don’t see any need to waste more time or money on them. $7 for a pack of labels and an ink cartridge if you don’t already have one. Worked like a charm!
Post # 6
I designed my own invites and will print ~60 of them through Catprint. Since I saved there, I got calligraphy from Liz at TucciCursive (found through Mrs. Mink). I highly recommend Liz- her work is gorgeous and prices are good. I believe its $1.50 for address, .40 for inner envelope, .75 for escort cards.
Post # 7
I’ll be doing mine by hand. Not in cursive.
Post # 8
I know it’s an etiquette no-no, but I printed straight on to the envelopes and it looked great.
Post # 9
Darling Husband and I had PLANNED to just print the clear labels, but our friend who was helping us design the invites practically ripped our heads off so we did the wrap around labels. We just printed it at home and cut the strips and used double sided tape to put them on the envelope.
Post # 10
My mother has better handwriting than I do so she addressed them in cursive. Do you have some girlfriends that could come over and help?
Post # 11
Luckily my Future Mother-In-Law and Mom did calligraphy for me. It seems calligraphy was a lot more popular in that generation, perhaps there is a family member (mother, grandma) who can do this for you or has beautiful cursive?
Post # 12
We printed directly on the envelopes to save money. And I noticed that EVEN THOUGH I’m a bride and I suddenly pay attention to all details wedding, we’ve been invited to 2 weddings in the last couple months and I didn’t even notice anything about the envelopes those invites came in. So I am pretty happy we didn’t decide to splurge on a calligrapher – saving that money for other things like having an ice cream truck at the wedding!
Here’s my DIY envelopes:
I also designed my own invites and printed them with Catprint, I had a great experience with that.
We are inviting ~170 people but most of them are couples or families so we sent out ~90 invites. I ordered 15 extras just in case.
Post # 13
I did faux-ligraphy for the addresses (but not the return address – those we just printed directly on the envelope in black). About 100 envelopes took 1 afternoon to complete. They looked great and nobody could tell that it was traced 🙂
Post # 14
I am going to print directly on the envelope. I did it for our save the dates and I thought it looked great.
Post # 15
I will be hand addressing in my nicest handwriting with a good pen, but it’s not calligraphy by any strech. That’s what I did for our save the dates, and I was happy with how they turned out. I am ordering a bunch of extra envelopes for my inevitable mistakes.
Post # 16
We just used clear mailing labels but there are also other great cost-effective ideas above. I would say don’t waste your money on a calligrapher unless it’s really important to you… otherwise, your guests probably will not even notice.