Post # 1
So my handwriting is the absolute worst handwriting in the world. I swear I could get into med school with only my handwriting. That being said, addressing my envelopes by hand is probably a bad idea if I want them to actually reach my guests. Is it really rude to print them because I can’t afford a calligrapher?
Post # 2
As long as it gets to where its going, who gives a rat’s fart how it’s written? Envelopes have an absurdly short life — They get torn into and hucked into the garbage. Do *you* care if someone writes their address with their own hand? Does it matter to *you* to get an envelope this way? The last time I got a hand written envelope was from my mom…. I give zero fucks about how an envelope is addressed. We used printer labels.
Post # 3
Milibee13: I don’t think anyone will notice if it isnt handwritten. I know etiquette says it should be.. But the majority of people won’t notice.
Post # 4
It’s not rude. Use a high quality printer with a nice font that matches the theme of your invites and no one will care. As Hyperventilate said, it’s just going to get recycled or thrown away anyway.
Post # 5
Hyperventilate: you put it perfectly. I seriously don’t care. I want people to be able to read them, which with my handwriting is so not going to happen. Nurses couldn’t read my handwriting….
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
Milibee13: honestly, if I saw a label I’d think it was junk mail. It’s a small detail that will be appreciated by a few, and labels will be side-eyed by some. Might be an idea to find a friend with pretty writing to help out. Only takes a few a day to get them done in fairly short order regardless of how many you ahve to do.
Post # 7
I didn’t know whether to hand write invites or not was a “thing” lol! I personally don’t even notice how it was addressed lol. So I say if you decide to have them printed, go for it!
Post # 8
I don’t know anyone that cares about a hand-written invitation. I don’t even think my grandmother or her friends would! Also, I look at the return address of everything before I assume it’s junk mail. I don’t get THAT much mail.
Post # 9
I’ve actually never heard of that being a thing. I have heard of thank you card etiquette being to hand address but not invites. It just doesn’t seem practical at all especially for a bigger wedding. I have really bad writing too so I know where you’re coming from. Even my nestest thank you handwriting was still fairly messy lol
Post # 10
I’m printing mine. I type faster than I write. I found clear stickers that are printable at Staples, that’s it!
Post # 11
MrsPiggles: They make clear labels!? Mind blown…
Post # 12
Milibee13: I’m a stickler for etiquette when it comes to comfort of my guests. Outside of that, I think it’s fair game. Traditionally they should be hand addressed, but honestly, I don’t know anyone that cares if they are.
Post # 13
holy hell what century are you from girl?
On a scale of rude it’s like not even there. If someone was offended by your printend envelops do you really even want them at your wedding?
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2014 - local park
You don’t even have to print on address labels- I printed my address directly on the envelopes with my inkjet printer…I also used it to print all the invites and accompanying stuff. The return address is a cute stamper I bought- it’s stamped on the RSVP envelopes as well. Anyone that thinks I should have hand written it can kiss my tushie, because these look adorable!
Post # 15
I was planning on doing exactly what flautadeoro suggested above.
To be honest, even on my annual christmas cards (yes I still send these by snail mail!) I keep it simple – make a table in MSWord, write in my addresses, print out the table, cut out squares and use a gluestick to put my labels onto my envelopes. Same with return address on the back. = Easy!