Post # 1
I was planning on printing my invitation envelopes off the computer but I just read some where that this was rude and informal and should be hand written. Im not a very traditional person so I wanted other peoples opinion on this. Would you be offended if you did not recieve a hand written envelope???? I like things to look neat and although I do have neat handwriting I want it to look perfect.
Post # 3
Aahh I was wondering this too! My handwriting is terrible and I found a font I really like! I’m excited to see what the other bee’s say about this …..
Post # 4
We printed off labels for ours. Our course, we ignored a lot of the traditional invitation etiquette! If no one in your family will care (i.e. your great-Aunt isn’t Emily Post), I think labels look fine on envelopes. Plus they saved us a lot of time and money (since we could just reprint lables if we messed up names or addresses).
Post # 5
I printed my envelopes and they turned out beautifully (so much better than handwritten). I think if you can afford a calligrapher, that is a lovely option, but if not, printing is fine. I got tons of compliments on mine and I’m sure nobody knows those rules except Martha and us…
tip: it looks amazing if you use a fancy font for the names (I used Edwardian Script) and another for the addresses (I used Bookman Old Style in small caps). This was the post office can read the address, but the name looks like calligraphy.
Post # 6
It’s 2009 — that’s totally acceptable! I say if you want to do it, do it up! And show us how they turn out! 🙂
Post # 7
I think it is considered poor etiquette. But who cares. I don’t. I plan on doing that too printing it off my computer at home. I can’t afford 2.00+/envelope to have someone professionally calligraphy it….
Post # 8
Our wedding planner suggested printing invitation envelopes on our home printer. We rely on her for everything so I can’t imagine why it would not be okay. Your wedding will not be impacted by whether the invitation envelopes are handwritten or printed.
Post # 9
Soo good to know! What font did everyone use? My guy doen’t like any that aren’t easy to read, lol he would use ariel for all of them!
Post # 10
I have never thought any less of anyone that chose to print versus handwrite the invitation envelopes! I think it’s totally fine to print them.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2020 - Oakland Manor
You could always try this:
We’re going to try it in May/June!
Post # 12
We were going to do this until we talked to a couple of people (close to us) who said they were really upset by such a thing. I wish I’d stuck to my guns, though; I just finished hand-addressing and not only is my handwriting yucky, but it took 6 hours for 100 envelopes. Booooo. Print away!!
Post # 13
I personally prefer handwriting over printing, even for Christmas cards, etc. It just feels more personal and less like a mass mailing. Even if the handwriting is messy. That said, I would definitely not be offended if I got a printed envelope 😉 And I some computer fonts look really great! My current favorite is called Sudestata.
Post # 14
I printed my envelopes at home and used ‘Freebooter Script’ font. Looked pretty and I saved a fortune.
Post # 15
I prefer to receive wedding invitations hand-addressed. Same for Thank You Notes. I don’t think its too much to ask to have the couple give the courtesy of taking time to hand write addresses. Guests often spend tons of money for gifts, accommodations, travel, etc. I prefer to receive an addressed invite with poor penmanship than a print out or label.
That being said, I know that many couples prefer not handwriting. However, Thank You notes should always be hand-addressed, IMO. I’ve been to a few showers where they give you and envelope at your place setting and ask you to write your address to "save the bride time". I think that’s rude.
Please don’t think I’m being snarky, but just another opinion! Do whatever suits you best!
Post # 16
I am sending out my Save the Dates this weekend and I certainly used labels. I am using black envelopes, so it’d be pretty difficult to handwrite the invites.
I think it’s perfectly okay! Of course, calligraphy is beautiful – but expensive. For me, this was a great place to save some money.
Plus, I honestly don’t like when people just plain out write envelopes and they have ugly handwriting (sorry! ). I think a label looks much nicer if you don’t have pretty handwriting.
However, at the end of the day it’s all about you and what you want!