Post # 1
On the heels of my post about invite questions…
Please rate your opinion. Personally I think even my sad little attempt at making the addresses look nice is just ridiculous. Sadly there is no one else that can do this for me and its not in the budget to hire someone.
I personally think my handwriting looks like that of a 6 year old…I just feel like I should hand write them, I wish I didn’t suck so bad at it!!
Post # 3
Option 5: Do you have any friends/bridesmaids/family members who have pretty handwriting? One my mom’s friends can do calligraphy and addressed my invites as her wedding gift to us.
Post # 4
@Moose1209: Gah I wish!!! Unfortunately I don’t 🙁
Post # 5
Honestly – since I was in a bind with time due to a last minute wedding – I printed mine on the computer. I know so many people said it was a no-no to print them, but the script font looked so much more elegant and professional than handwriting did and it saved me a headache. Honestly – if you are torn, maybe print the addresses of the recipients on the front and hand write the return address on the back flap? Or if you are using two envelopes, hand write the ones inside and use the printer for the outer envelope.
But rest assured – your handwriting looks nice – but if you are anything like me – it will look nice for about 8 envelopes and then it will start to resemble my FI’s writing!!!!
Post # 6
I like option 5.
I printed our envelopes and really liked them… I offset them so the addresses were almost flush with the left side of the envelope and printed large so they went up half the height… (sorry that’s the best I can explain)
that’s always an option too
Post # 7
No one will judge you if you use a computer. If they do, I feel sad for them. The most important thing is that you get them in the mail. 🙂
Post # 8
I would use a computer font but a calligraphy computer font instead.
Post # 9
I just showed this paper to a girl I work with to get her opinion, she laughed and said, “Oh hun…” then offered “maybe if you use a different pen?”
Lordy. Anyone have a good computer font they recommend?
Post # 10
Your handwriting is a lot better than mine.
Post # 11
Just print them 🙂 I’ve never known anyone to judge people for not handwriting their invites? I’ve gotten both and never thought anything of it.
Post # 12
Fonts for Peas have awesome handwriting fonts if you want to make it look handwritten (but printed on a label). This is probably what I will end up using. My handwriting is normally really bad, and it gets way worse when I try to write nicely. Here’s the url:
Post # 13
I did my own font.
It probably wasn’t the best but oh well.
Post # 14
ok so i had asked my mother to do these for me because she has such beautiful cursive handwriting and mine is for the birds.
she enlisted my mentally challanged sister to help – i found this out right before my wedding she said (my sister) “G, i hope you dont mind that i addressed your invitations with purple pen” WHAT?! you addressed my invitations? and with PURPLE pen?…..and her hand writing is wayyyy worse than mine
at that point i was days before my wedding and had to just shrugg it off but i can only imagine how some of my invites looked – oh well. no one mentioned anything.
i say go ahead and use the computer – its quick, easy and pretty – i dont think people pay much attention to the outside anyway – they want to rip it open and see the invite.
Post # 15
I think you handwritting is really nice actually. If you have the time and inclination, I would go with number 2. If not, just print them.
Post # 16
I mess around with each of the options you provided for my own invitations. I really dislike my handwriting. I talked it over with my mom and she implored me to hand write them. I doubt anyone in our generation will give a second look to whether you print or hand write addresses, but those in our parents generation might. My mom is (overly) concerned with appearances, so as a means to appease her I’m hand writing them. It’s something small and easy that I can do for her.
If no one has a strong opinion about whether you hand write them or not, I’d go with option 1 or 3.