(Closed) How to address Invitations…

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How are you addressing your Invites?
    Hiring a calligrapher : (8 votes)
    20 %
    Addressing them by hand : (14 votes)
    35 %
    Printing labels : (11 votes)
    28 %
    Other (see below) : (7 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    1313 posts
    Bumble bee

    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

    http://www.sudtipos.com/fonts/97

    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
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    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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
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    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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 # 7
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    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We’re feeding them through the printer (using mail merge – yaaaaay mail merge!)

    Post # 9
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    2681 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
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    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Handwriting them – it may not look as formal as the invite itself, but it’s personal. I like that.

    Post # 11
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    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I used my printer to print the addresses directly on the envelopes.

    Post # 12
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    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
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    1207 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We had ours printed right onto the envelope.  It looked really nice and it was cheap!

    Post # 14
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    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re going to attempt to print directly on the envelope.

    Post # 15
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    372 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
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    476 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    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?

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