(Closed) Help with Name Label on Invitation

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

You’re supposed to hand address the envelopes, I think.  Just use a calligraphy pen and write in cursive.  It’ll look fine.

Post # 4
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Etiquette be damned, we just used clear labels and a nice font.

If anyone complained about it, it was behind our backs. 🙂

Post # 5
1927 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you are printing your return address on the back of the envelope, I would just print the guest address on the front too. That is what I did, I used a very nice font and everyone thought it was calligraphy. 

Post # 6
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

To do what you have pictured, I ordered labels in the correct size (I think it was 2″ by 8″) and designed how I wanted it to look in Microsoft word.  Then, you just print onto the labels and stick on the envelopes.

Post # 7
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011


I’ve made those wrap around labels before, you can just purchase this Avery sticker paper :  http://www.amazon.com/Avery-Sticker-Project-Inches-03383/dp/B0000C0CJQ

And use a template for wrap-around labels like these:  http://ruffledblog.com/freebie-fridays-wrap-around-labels/ or these:  http://blog.worldlabel.com/2009/diy-wedding-labels-for-free-collection-two.html

You can print them out on your home printer and just use a paper cutter to cut them to size. 

The return address goes on the part of the label that folds around the back of the envelope.  It is actually super easy, you don’t have to run the envelopes through a printer at all, and it’s a cute option that you can really personalize if you are so inclined. 

Here’s a picture of the ones I did for my sister’s shower invitations – you can see the return address is on the part of the label folded over onto the back of the envelope:

Post # 8
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013


Post # 9
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I did this for my envelopes.

The easiest way is to get full sheet labels from the office supply store. Design for your return address to be on the left and then the mailing address to be on the right. I wouldn’t make the labels any bigger than 1.5 x 8. And put as many as you can on a page so that when you print, you can just cut between each label.


ETA: Looks like you got some good advice!

Post # 11
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@icetea:  Thank you!  No crafting skills required – just a printer and a paper cutter 🙂  

Post # 12
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Etiquette-wise, the preferred method is to hand write the addresses.

Below that is to print directly on the envelopes or use some fancy labels that match the invitation suite and are interesting. Something like this:

Below that and generally frowned upon are normal printed labels.

Some people will shadow print by printing directly on the invitation is a really light grey and then going over it with black ink pen after.

Post # 13
12 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

@mrsSonthebeach:  Where did you find the picture of those labels?  I really love that but I can’t find anything like it online!

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