(Closed) Hand Addressing vs. Computer printed vs. Calligraphy — which are you doing?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How did you address your invites?
    By Hand : (40 votes)
    32 %
    With the help of a computer : (59 votes)
    47 %
    We hired a calligrapher (or practiced ourselves and did them) : (20 votes)
    16 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I addressed by hand in my “best cursive.”

    A few things played into this –

    I’m having a small wedding (only 40 envelopes to address)

    I’m not that handy with a printer, didn’t want to deal with that

    I didn’t think paying for calligraphy was worth it – and seemed like a pain (where would I even find one?)

    Post # 5
    Member
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I personally find hand addressing the invitations to be much more personal.  My wedding was fairly small (sent about 65 – 70 invites) and I hand wrote both the address of the person as well as the return address.

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I love the look of calligraphy, but it’s certainly not in the budget. We’ll probably do them by hand…but then again my invites are still a while away and we might change our minds. 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I have a cousin who does calligraphy and she did our invites as a gift to us…BUT I think computer printed envelopes (not labels) would be fine.

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    @snake: Actually, printing on a computer is said to be the major invite faux pas. Not sure I agree with that though.

    Post # 11
    Member
    419 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m calligraphing (is that a word?) myself. I bought lots of extra envelopes in case I make mistakes. Thank god, I got a great deal on them. Cool

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    @stlginkgo: Oh good distinction between labels and computer-printed! 🙂

    Post # 13
    Member
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    honestly computer printed on the envelope compared to a hand done job I can’t tell the differnece between, its when you add a label in there that makes it look odd….

    Post # 14
    Member
    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    my fantastic bm hand addressed them all!

    Post # 15
    Member
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I  have HORRIBLE writing. So i am using the work printer like I do for everything 😉

    Post # 16
    Member
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    if the hand writing is nice then i prefer that over computer printed

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