Post # 1
I found an invitation suite I actually really love at Michael’s. It is a do-it-yourself type product, but with a wedding date 8 month away, I figure I have enough time if I start soon. I am having a formal wedding with approximately 300 guest.
This is what the invite looks like:
On the instructions, it says that due to the finish, you should not print directly on to the envelope.
So, my question is, would using a clear sticker label look horrible? Would I be going against all the wedding and invitation gods? What would you think if you received this in the mail?
Post # 3
With those envelopes, hand writing the addresses or labels are your only options. If you do labels, I think the wrap around ones look better than clear- its not like you’re fooling anyone with clear labels, so you might as well make it look intentional.
Post # 4
Honestly, I think this is one of those things that no one buy you will really care about or even notice. Do whatever is easiest for you, no need to stress 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
A white wrap around, with both return and guess address printed on it, would look better than clear.
Post # 6
i think just a nice label will do fine since clear is not really invisible anyway
Post # 7
@BooRadley: Thats what I was thinking too, but would it look odd since the back of the envelope is v-shapped, instead of a straight flap?
Post # 8
I had no idea using clear labels was such a big no no until ou friend flipped out on me over the mere mentioning of clear labels, we ended up using wrap around labels. Our friend was designing our invitations so he had a big say in how our invitations looked.
I personally think clear labels are fine, and I think 9 out of 10 wedding invites we get have clear address labels on them. So go for it!
Post # 9
I really went against the Gods, I used printed white labels on a white envelope. Don’t think anyone was offended, pretty much they all showed up. On my save the dates, on the invites and on the thank you notes for the shower and the ones we will be writing soon for the wedding gifts we received. I print labels for everything that goes out en masse.
I am an older bride, with arthritis in my hands, and hand addressing anything, especially 60 envelopes is painful and after a few you can’t read my writing. I can’t even read my husbands writing, so that was not an option either. Plus I know the USPS would love me, because they like addresses they can read. And I sure as hell wasn’t going to waste money having someone else hand address them or ask anyone else to do it for me.
And I don’t care what any one will have to say about this. Getting an invitation with a pre printed label, is better than not getting an invitation at all.
Post # 10
My enevelopes were also metallic, and I used clear mailing labels on them. They looked fine, and by that point in the assembly process, I couldn’t have cared less about “etiquette” or what looked best.
Post # 11
@dkacerek: I agree. The only person who is going to care is the bride.
Post # 13
I think the wrap-around labels will look a lot more polished. Or handwriting them with something like a slick writer pen.
Post # 14
I used clear labels… I made them pretty. May the ettiquette gods strike me dead.
No one will notice! I was going to do labels similar to the oones posted above me, but couldn’t get them to work with my envelopes.
Here’s how I did mine. I thought they looked nice. And I didn’t get a major hand cramp.
Post # 15
Do you have an inkjet printer or a laser jet? A laser jet would have no problem printing on those envelopes. (that’s what I did)
Post # 16
I used clear labels and it was just fine. No one will care and it didn’t even look bad.