(Closed) Handwriting Addresses

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How did you address your invitations?
    personally handwrote the addresses : (84 votes)
    61 %
    hired a calligrapher : (7 votes)
    5 %
    printed on envelopes with personal printer : (27 votes)
    20 %
    printed labels with personal printer : (16 votes)
    12 %
    ordered pre-address envelopes : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    1877 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I hope people answer your post, because I have the same question!

    Post # 4
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    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I handwrote mine. It was really important to me to signal to my guests that I thought they were important enough for me to take the 4 minutes to personally address their envelope. I even penciled lines to write on with a ruler and then erased them after the ink dried.

     

    I find printed labels, even the pretty wraparound ones, too impersonal for social stationary, especially a wedding invitation.

     

    I was finishing grad school, teaching, and writing a dissertation when I got married, and I found the time because I felt it was important.

     

    I could not afford calligraphy.

     

     

     

    ETA: I sent about 75 invitations.

     

     

     

    Post # 5
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    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I handwrote ours in cursive. I think they came out very nice actually. Not as nice as they would have been if we had enough money to hire a calligrapher but they still look  beautiful and personal. 

    Post # 6
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    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We used a calligrapher. My handwriting is completely atrocious and so is my fiancés. I have gotten many compliments on the handwriting on the envelopes. It only cost $120 and I didn’t have to worry about hoping I printed them right and all that so it was worth it to me.

     

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I hired a phenomenal calligrapher. Her work was so amazing, there were people who thought that my envelopes had to have been addressed on a laser printer using a script font. She addressesd my inner and outer envelopes and my escort cards.

    Post # 8
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    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I ordered pre addressed envelopes. Anybody that thinks I don’t care about them cause they weren’t handwritten has too much time.

    Post # 9
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    1877 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @bebero:  That just made me giggle. 🙂  I feel like that in regards to a lot of wedding stuff- how much time do these poeple have to be devasted/offended  over things like cup sizes and how well bows are tied?  It’s really crazy to me sometimes.

    Post # 10
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    793 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I hand wrote all of ours, we sent out a little over 100 invites. It took a lot of time, but I had a lot of time after work so it was fine! But it did give me some hand cramps lol. And for the record, I have awful handwriting, so it took even longer to address them because I had to try REALLY hard to make my handwriting look nice.

    Post # 11
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    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Ok maybe I’m one of those people with too much time.  I actually started re-learning calligraphy (an old hobby from high school) so that I can hand address my own invites with calligraphy.  It just seems fun to me, I may be regretting this later, but right now I like the idea.

    Post # 12
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    993 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We sent about 225 invites and I have write them with my maids

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’m going to experiment with printing very lightly in a calligraphy font on my envelopes and then tracing with a calligraphy pen.  If that doesn’t work, then I’m going to do the printed labels that Martha Stewart featured.  My writing is terrible and a calligrapher simply isn’t in the budget.

    Post # 14
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    27 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I handwrote mine in print, both the guests’ address and return address on back of envelope. My FH helped as well. His handwriting doesn’t look very nice, but it’s readable. Handwriting addresses was one of several cost cutting measures we took regarding invitations. I don’t regret it.

    Post # 15
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    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m handwriting mine. My cursive isn’t good though, so I’m writing in print.

    Post # 16
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    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I handwrote mine, in my attempt at fancy cursive. I did it in pencil first, and then went over it with a gel pen. There were about 100 invites, it took me days. When everyone started calling me to compliment me on my invites, I was like “Yeah, but what did you think of my handwriting on the envolopes??” I was really proud of my work, and I really wanted people to notice. I’m sure the majority of them went into the trash though 🙂

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