(Closed) Hand typing invites on a typewriter–am I crazy?

posted 11 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Handtyping invites on a typewriter is....

    cute and funky!

    cheap and tacky.

    too much work, no one will care.

  • Post # 3
    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I definitely don’t think it would look cheap – I’d be really impressed if I got something like that!  Typing them all individually would be a lot of work, though – maybe you could download a typewriter kind of font from dafont.com?  They have a whole bunch: http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=113

    Post # 4
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Definitely cute and funky, but it may be more work than its worth for you.  I added painted details to every invite, and it nearly killed me.  Could you type a prototype and have it printed, then add the flannel? 

    Post # 5
    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Very nice! I think it’s a great idea, thoughtful and cute and nice. However, since you have so many guests maybe you should really consider if you are willing to do all that work by yourself. I would love it, but think about it.

    Post # 6
    2475 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it’s totally cute!  I used wraparound labels for our invitations, so technically, I “handtyped” all the addresses too.  It’s not as time-consuming as I thought it would be… actually it was much faster than handwriting them since I type much faster than I write.  I think you should go for it!  🙂

    Post # 8
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it’s a really cute idea!

    But…if I got an invitation like that I would not think you spent hours typing them all individually.  I would think you went the quick way and downloaded a typewriter font.  Plus, your guests will not know that each one is different and unique because they’ll only see one invitation.

    Post # 9
    3124 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I think it’s wonderful! I think you could do a lot of embellishing and personalize each one. If you have time and can spread it out so you don’t go nuts, do it! HOW SWEET that you’re using your grandmother’s typewriter. I love how they feel and the way they punch the paper is just glorious. The only thing i’d say is that they could look stark – but, if you work on the other details, I think that’d be a good balance. Keep taking pix!

    Post # 10
    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I voted cute and funky because I definitely think it meets that description! Unfortunately, I think your last option kind of applies too (it will definitely be a TON of work and sadly, a lot of people won’t care.) You have to decide if its worth it to you even if only a handful of people appreciate your hard work. I’m DIY-ing my invites and it PAINS me to think about people throwing them away…but I know it will happen and have accepted it (sort of…)

    Either way, great idea!

    Post # 11
    4381 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    More like crazy awesome!

    Dooo itttt!


    I know Mrs. Bunny had Mr. Bunny typewrite all of their guests’ addresses on the envelopes.

    Post # 12
    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    amazing. i love it.

    Post # 13
    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I love the look of typewriter type.  I used it on my STDs but have to admit, I just downloaded one of the fonts from dafont that looks like a typewriter- SO much easier!

    Post # 15
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    This sounds like a awesome idea!!I love it!!!Go for it!

    I spent a few hours doing my own Calligraphy..ugh..that was stressful! But happy to save the money in the end..and they look great! 🙂

    Post # 16
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love the idea!!!! Good luck with it!!!!

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