(Closed) How rude is it really not to hand address invitations?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
9114 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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 # 6
758 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
1153 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
728 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
2332 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m printing mine. I type faster than I write. I found clear stickers that are printable at Staples, that’s it!


Post # 12
6582 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
4770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
56 posts
Worker bee
  • 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!

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  flautadeoro.
Post # 15
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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!

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