(Closed) Handwritten invitations?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@iHappyWife:  holy guacamole those are beautiful!!

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

With you being so short on time and having lots to do, I would suggest not hand writing them. Just make something up quick on the computer and print as many as you need on some nice paper. That seems way faster to me.

Post # 19
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Busy bee

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@iHappyWife:  WOW! That is extraordinarily ambitious. I bet your family absolutely loved receiving those.

I was thinking about handwritten invitations while driving to work today. I like that in a way it serves as a way to keep a guestlist to a manageable number, because if the thought of spending my time making out an invitation for some person overwhelms me with onus… do I really want them at my wedding?

Post # 20
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Blushing bee

I absolutely love the idea of hand writing the invitations!! As per the poster who refered to a posh wedding in the 1990’s doing it that way, I did find the idea immediately attractive and quite refined.

 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

That is the most traditional, “proper” way of doing invitations actually! Miss Manners would stand and applaud!!!

It is quite a lot of work though.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@CARA1978:  Not a thing wrong with that.  Technically speaking, it’s more formal, right under engraved invitations.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@CARA1978:  PS- I considered handwriting mione because I love the look of white ink on craft paper or grey paper. I think that would be stunning! In the end, I settled on handwriting the envelopes, and writing in the recipients names on the RSVP cards in the white ink, and getting some more white on kraft action with a white doily stamp on the invites. 🙂

Examples (though not handwritten):

I swear, even my not so elegant cursive looked AMAZING in white pen! XD 

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@CARA1978:  I bought a Pentel Sunburst Gel pen in white from hobby lobby. It has great flow, and until it starts running out it has greatcoverage. It took me about a pen and a half to write all o fmy envelopes (something like 40). So it would take considerably more to do all of the invite, but it would look amazing. 🙂 It was a few bucks per pen.

Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@CARA1978:  Here’s a simple one from a real wedding in The Knot:

“Meredith hired a calligrapher to hand write her wedding invitation and then submitted the proof as artwork to have it printed for all the invitations.”
 
Looks easy enough, find a calligrapher to do just the one and then photocopy away until the cows come home. The paper looks plain enough too which makes it look pretty elegant.
 

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