(Closed) How important do you think the envelope is?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

Not very. Imperfect but legible handwriting sounds fine.

Post # 4
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Not at all important — it gets thrown away!  (hopefully recycled, but still….)

Post # 6
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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 # 8
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Not important whatsoever!

Post # 9
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

not at all but I also have horrible handwriting so I don’t judge!

Post # 14
3076 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Little to no importance 😛 as long as it doesn’t look like chicken scratch you’re good.

Post # 15
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

As long as the post office can read it, it’s fine.

Post # 16
4656 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not even a little important. We’re printing labels. 😛

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