Post # 1
I thought it would be fun for others who have addressed their envelopes by hand (or will be) to share a picture of a sample envelope with an address so we can all see if our handwriting is up to par. Haha. If you don’t have your invitations handy or haven’t written them yet, just whip out a piece of notebook paper and jot down a sample address – we can use our imaginations!
I’m trying to figure out if I want to hand address the envelopes for our invitations or use address labels (either wrap-around or something else that would add another design element to the overall invitations). I know the appeal of hand-written is that it’s a personal touch, but I’m trying to decide if my handwriting is nice enough.
Here’s an example of what the envelopes would look like if I hand write the addresses. I don’t think it’s terrible, but maybe I can learn some fancier calligraphy-ish techniques and try to center the addresses before time comes to actually do them. This is just a random envelope I had laying around, not what I’ll use for my invitations. I also just used a regular ballpoint pen, I might look into a nice pen if I go the handwritten route.
Show us yours!
Post # 3
I didn’t have a sample with a generic address, but I wrote this on a notepad. I love my handwriting, but can’t quite perfect calligraphy. I’ve tried several times.
Anyways, I addressed all of my envelopes and handwrote several items including writing our names on our wedding programs and on favors.
Post # 4
@louisianablue: Wow your handwriting is very nice!!
Post # 5
Looks great. If I had your handwriting I would have done my own stuff too!
Post # 6
@MeganRae1230: Date twin!
Definitely invest in a pretty pen if you’re handwriting freehand. Pilot Parallel pens have a calligraphy-style nib on them, and they use cartridges instead of requiring dipping. They make even regular handwriting look good, no calligraphy techniques required! I got mine on Amazon for 10 bucks and am using it for faux-ligraphy.
Post # 7
@louisianablue: i love how you wrote that.
my regular handwriting is not good. i write too fast and only i can read it. i often print. i can however write in calligraphy. i learnt it back in highschool and have done it for many weddings.
Post # 8
@louisianablue: I would’ve handwritten all my stuff too if my handwriting looked like yours!
Post # 9
@sweetcrackers: Yay 11-3-12! Thanks, I’ll have to check those pens out.