Post # 1
I’m just curious how everyone is addressing their invites. I can’t decide. I don’t really want to hire a calligrapher (not in the budget), I worry I am too much of a perfectionist to write them myself, I wonder if printed labels are too informal…I even thought of trying to print the addresses on them and then trace that with a cool pen, but that seems SOOO time consuming!…Ugh!
My invites/wedding are more fun than formal so I am leaning towards buying labels from Papersource….
What are you bees doing?
Post # 3
I was in the same boat! I am printing mine directly on the envelope, then getting a custom stamp made to put the return address on the back flap. (not too expensive at all, check eBay, got mine for under $12)
Went in with three other brides and bought Burgues Script
It takes manupilation with Photoshop or GIMP (GIMP is the free version of Photoshop) to look like it does on the sample. Unfortunately it doesn’t “automatically” look that great, you have to add the swirls, etc. I am very happy with how mine turned out (at least on the computer, haven’t actually printed them yet!)
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I’ll probably be printing them directly onto the envelopes, ’cause I’m not a fan of the look of labels!
Post # 5
We printed directly onto the invites. We used mail merge and my FH figured out how to set up the paper so it also printed our return address on the back the right way around so it was pretty painless. 😉
Post # 6
That is an idea that is probably more formal than labels! I’m scared my printer will eat the envelopes, though!! I might do a few test runs tonight….
What fonts did you use when you printed directly on the envelope?
Post # 7
I used the ever popular Albermarle Swash for the names and then American Typewriter Condensed for the address.
Definitely do a few test runs. I cut out paper the same size as the envelopes to get the alignment right and bought an extra 30 envelopes just to test it going through my printer! I think generally it’ll be alright but if you’re planning to line your envelopes I’d wait until after the printing to do that, just in case 😉
Post # 8
We’re feeding them through the printer (using mail merge – yaaaaay mail merge!)
Post # 9
I printed directly on the envelope in a calligraphy font. I really wanted calligraphy too but it was so expensive and the lady who did my invitations offered to print them on the envelopes for free so I couldnt turn it down!
Post # 10
Handwriting them – it may not look as formal as the invite itself, but it’s personal. I like that.
Post # 11
I used my printer to print the addresses directly on the envelopes.
Post # 12
I found a staionary store here in Houston that does handwritten envelopes. We had way too many to try to run through the printer at home without buying a better printer. She charged us .75/envelope to hand address in a pretty script and then it was around 1.00 to do Callig. I choose to do just the script.
I had gotten to a point where I was so tired from all the DIY projects that I couldn’t stand the thought of addressing 300 invites!
Post # 13
We had ours printed right onto the envelope. It looked really nice and it was cheap!
Post # 14
We’re going to attempt to print directly on the envelope.
Post # 15
We’re either going to print directly on invite or use clear labels – not sure yet. We used clear labels for the Save-The-Date Cards and I think it looked fine. My handwriting is hideous (and FI’s is not much better). I could hire a calligrapher but I’d rather spend the $$ elsewhere in my budget. I think what’s inside is more important!
Post # 16
My address was printed on, but I’m still debating about hand writing or printing on labels. But would it look okay having mine printed on and theirs hand written?