(Closed) How did you address your save the dates?

posted 10 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We used clear labels for our save the dates! Since we did magnets, we figured that most people would toss the envelope. You can definitely put that $ towards something else. Save-the-dates are usually less formal, so I think labels are totally fine! I think I even went with a plain all caps font for mine!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

I used labels, although not plain old sticker labels as I like to make things complicated for myself ๐Ÿ™‚  I’ll be springing for calligraphy for our invitations, but since I, too, have pretty poor handwriting, I opted for labels on our Save-The-Date Cards and I just put a bit more time into making them a bit fancier than regular labels.  Of course, there was a lot of double-faced tape involved, but it was still less time-consuming than writing out 106 envelopes!

For The Love Of All Things Paper, Will You Please Save The Date?

I used Envelopments Tartan and Stardream Quartz paper, cut down to size (the Quartz was cut down after I printed several addresses on a sheet), rounded the corners, and then affixed everything together with double-faced tape.  You just have to be sure to get very close to the edges so nothing gets caught in the USPS mail machines.   

I think if you can come up with a label design that is pretty and correlates with your STD design, it’s okay to do labels on this more informal stationery iten.  Maybe find a pretty design on http://www.istockphoto.com that you can place into your layout, and use the colors of your STD to tie it all together.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

for our save the dates, i used bordered labels from papersource. but for the main invitations, i actually printed directly on the envelopes. the labels were more of a pain for me b/c i had to feed two of them each into the printer one by one. i think clear labels are fine. ๐Ÿ™‚ but i really loved how my main invitations looked printed directly on the envelopes. ๐Ÿ™‚ i would have done the same for the save the dates had i figured it out sooner.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I also think clear labels are…not as nice…as a handwritten envelope (though Cupcake’s labels were FANTABULOUS). I know you say that your handwriting isn’t the best, but maybe you could practice? I handwrote my save the dates, and it really wasn’t bad (I got 100 done in an hour).

If handwriting is totally out of the question and you’re set on labels, I would do what Cupcake did and fancy the labels up a bit: http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/03/05/for-the-love-of-all-things-paper-will-you-please-save-the-date/ 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I used the Martha Steward wrap around label template and printed the labels on stardream paper.  I didn’t have a xyron machine at the time and actually glued all the labels on one by one.  They looked fine. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

For those who printed directly onto envelopes, where did you do this? I’ve gone to 5 different stores (Kinkos, Staples, etc.) and noone will print on my envelopes that fit our STDs! ๐Ÿ™

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