Post # 1
Strange question I know. Both FH and I have horrid handwriting. For our STD’s in my nicest hand writing, I wrote them out. I never got any complaints, I doubt anyone really even noticed. I’ve debated printing them off, but honestly think it’s a waste of time. How important do you think the envelope is? I’m considering writing them myself again. I’ve spent a great deal of time making beautiful invitations and really, that’s the only thing I care about.
Post # 3
Not very. Imperfect but legible handwriting sounds fine.
Post # 4
I don’t think people really care. Enevelopes will be the first thing that is tossed. FH is writing out our invitations in caligraphy and freaks out everytime he makes a mistake. I keep reassuring him that people aren’t even going to notice or care.
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
Not at all important — it gets thrown away! (hopefully recycled, but still….)
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
As long as your guests (and the post office) can read the names/addresses, I’d say it’s ok. My handwriting sucks, but I wrote them all out anyway. No one complained and not one invite got sent back due to illegible writing. haha
Post # 7
Thanks for the input everyone!! Searching this for a while on the web, I find it crazy how important it is to so many! I don’t think I’ve really ever stopped and thought about someones hand writing on an envelope.
Post # 8
Not important whatsoever!
Post # 9
I notice but it doesn’t stay with me. I hand wrote my STD’s and plan to do the same for my invitations.
Post # 10
@LilySparks: I handwrote all 100 envelopes in perfect cursive with a caligraphy pen. I did this because it was expected and I didn’t want to disappoint my mom. Here are her two responses:
“Today we got an invite to another wedding– they totally printed the address and used a label. I would have never noticed unless you said anthing”
“I told your grandmother that you were handwriting all of the envelopes and she asked why you weren’t printing them. Even she thinks its okay”.
Please save yourself the 6 hours and print them.
Post # 11
I printed my envelopes on a laser printer at work. My writing is completely illegible so hand-writing was out of the picture, and I wasn’t willing to pay for calligraphy. I did pretty font so it would kind of resemble calligraphy and I don’t think it looked too bad. Even my (grumpy) mother liked it!
Post # 12
Once upon a time…
When good cursive writing was taught in school as a real life skill
And good penmenship was something to aspire to
(ok back in my day, lol)
It was indeed important that the Wedding Envelopes were nicely presented…
Such as back in 1980 when I got married the first time… and the only other choice was to use a typewriter with standard font
Today, however there are soooo many great font choices, and printing one’s Envelopes at home a true reality (not a huge expense) that handwriting & calligraphy isn’t as important as it once was
Even I the Etiquette Snob, would be fine receiving a well turned out printed envelope…
The one that Peony526: provided is a good example… as are these ones which were recently displayed in the Gallery on the front page of Wedding Bee
NOTE – What makes them work tho, is that they maintain that light airy look of calligraphy… so you’ll probably want to maintain that element in whatever font you choose (and print em right on the envelope…. not on a label… UNLESS the label in somehow ties in with your light-hearted theme for the day)
Hope this helps,
Post # 13
not at all but I also have horrible handwriting so I don’t judge!
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
Little to no importance 😛 as long as it doesn’t look like chicken scratch you’re good.
Post # 15
As long as the post office can read it, it’s fine.
Post # 16
Not even a little important. We’re printing labels. 😛