(Closed) Handwriting addresses vs using labels?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Did you handwrite your invitation addresses, use calligraphy, or use labels?
    Handwrite : (34 votes)
    55 %
    Use Labels : (20 votes)
    32 %
    Got them professionally done- calligraphy : (8 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 31
    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    summerbride0815:  I have good handwriting so I did my own. It took forever. Exactly zero people cared. If I had it to do over I’d have run them through the printer. Bonus that you’d already have the printable doc ready for thank you cards.

    Post # 32
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    MelissainNC:  I did this too. It worked great, black ink on navy blue envelopes just enough so I could write over it and silver ink they turned out great. Way cheaper than anything I have seen.

    Post # 34
    1980 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I handwrote mine. I have decent handwriting, and regular printing wasn’t an option for us because I needed white ink. I could have done my own calligraphy but I have bigger fish to fry, and the additional expense of having someone else do it just isn’t something we’re interested in absorbing.

    Honestly, it just needs to get into their hands — they’ll throw away the envelope anyway.

    Post # 35
    9804 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I handwrote the addresses for my save-the-dates. I’m not sure if I will handwrite for the invitations but I probably will. My handwriting is good enough to get the envelopes where they need to go and then they just end up in the trash anyway.

    Post # 36
    2098 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I really don’t think people care how the envelope is addressed. It’s ripped open and discarded- it’s not like the envelope goes on the fridge with the rest of the invite. What I did was get a “cheater’s calligraphy” pen (the Speedball Elegant Writer) and some blank books of construciton paper at the dollar store and kind of practiced writing until I thought ‘Not bad!’ then began addressing them myself. The return address was printed by the invite maker service. For STDS I had a stamp made of our name and address, so that is another possibility. Those Amazon pens do promote prettier writing – I don’t have very good handwriting normally. 

    Post # 37
    356 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I always thought it was etiquette to hand write the addresses. It shows you took the time to personalize the invitiations. We hand wrote ours, but I have terrible hand writing, so my husband actually did it, lol.

    Post # 38
    4891 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Darling Husband bought a program that is easy to print off labels as long as you had their names and addresses. It created a list and went from there… very easy to do.

    The envelope gets thrown away, so I could have cared less if they looked fancy. However, I do wish we would have used a fancier font than just whatever the program had.

    Oh well.

    This program always worked great for our Thank You’s, Christmas Cards and for any kid birthday parties we have.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  Kacie209.
    Post # 39
    665 posts
    Busy bee

    If you can’t swing the calligraphy, etiquette says they should be handwritten. If you have nice handwriting, I recommend going to a craft store like Hobby Lobby and buying a calligraphy pen… The one I used was called Elegant Writer. Buy several depending on how many invites you have. It makes your handwriting look really swanky!! 🙂

    Post # 40
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I will be using labels as my handwriting is horrible.  I’m a teacher and even my students make fun of it haha


    Can someone please tell me whats so bad about labels? Seriously I’m at a lost.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  blahblahgirl.
    Post # 41
    23 posts
    • Wedding: August 2016

    This is something that I was super obsessed with when I sent out my Save-The-Date Cards. I hand calligraphed them in gold and they looked SO amazing. It took me ages and NOT A SINGLE PERSON said a word about it. Everyone raved about the STDs(which I did on Vistaprint with 0 effort) yet no one said a word about the addressing which took me a solid 8 hours not including the practice/learning time. I might not bother doing it with the invites.

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