(Closed) Handwriting Addresses

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How did you address your invitations?

    personally handwrote the addresses

    hired a calligrapher

    printed on envelopes with personal printer

    printed labels with personal printer

    ordered pre-address envelopes

  • Post # 32
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I handwrote.. (in cursive) all 200+ of my invitations.  I like my handwriting and am proud of my DIY task..!

    Post # 33
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @TaurianDoll:  +1!  Look handwritten envelopes.. too bad we don’t get much of those anymore ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 35
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would LOVE to write my own.. but my handwriting isn’t very fancy. It’s more bubbly, better suited for a billboard instead of a wedding invitation!

    My mother has lovely cursive writing, so I’ll either ask her if she can address them, or print them out.

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @HVbride:  I will be handwriting them

    Post # 37
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We had a modern invitation so I printed out the recipient’s address in a modern, matching font on clear labels. I used an embossing stamp for our return address. They looked great and I have no regrets not handwriting them. I handwrote the Thank You cards’ addresses and IMO, they did not look as nice as the printed ones. If I went the handwriting route, it would be because I hired a calligrapher.

    @texasrandi:  Your handwriting is adorably fabulous! I would’ve hired you to write mine! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 38
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I handwrote all 100+ envelopes using the faux-calligraphy method. Lightly printed the address and went over them using a calligraphy pen. I have neat handwriting but definitely not as nice as I would like for a formal invitation. We got a lot of compliments and many people thought we had them professionally done nor could they tell I pre-printed first. It took me two weeks, on and off, to address all the envelopes.

     

     

     

    I agree with PP that printed envelopes are a bit too impersonal for wedding invitations. We did print our RSVP envelopes though. It would have been too time-consuming to do those as well since our metallic envelopes also added an extra step with sealing the calligraphy pen with a coating so they didn’t smudge if they got wet. 

     

     

     

    Post # 39
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Nope, I will be feeding my envelopes through the printer.ย There will be around 100.

    Post # 40
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @arabesque:  thank you for this idea! I will most likely be doing this now!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 41
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I handwrote mine. I was initially going to just do it in print, but I took out a few sheets of paper and practiced a few of the complicated names on there. It wasn’t too dificult. It obviously wasn’t as pretty as it could have been if I printed, but I liked the fact that I wrote them out personally. Also it didn’t take too long. Just do them in batches. You think writing out the addresses is bad? Just wait until you have to write all of your thank you notes. THAT I wish I could have typed up.

    Post # 43
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Will do my own calligraphy for all my paper goods ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    Here’s a sample:

    Post # 44
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I did my own calligraphy.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 45
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    Busy bee

    I addressed them by hand for my daughter.

    Post # 46
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @HVbride:  i loved addressing each STD (75 of them) and i plan to do the same with my invitations. i think its very personal and shows that you took the time for each guest ๐Ÿ™‚

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