(Closed) Invitation Adresses

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

You write them on there with a pen.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I guess you’re not supposed to have them printed, though.  Like it’s a major breach of etiquette or something.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Print them, write them yourself, use a stamp, use labels, hire a calligrapher – etc!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Umm…then you use a printer?  I’m confused…

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

You could blind emboss your return address on the back flap of your outer envelope (the most formal, traditional way), but instead of having a printer do this, you could purchase a blind-embossing stamp and do this yourself.

As for the envelopes, there is a way to do a merge file in Word and then hand-feed your envelopes through the printer.  For the record, handwritten is preferred, but, these days, many people do print the addresses directly onto their invitation envelopes in this manner.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

Hire a calligrapher, or learn how to use a calligraphy pen (what I did).

Or, if you want to print them on your envelope, you just use your printer, connected to your computer.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wrote the addresses myself, but used a stamp with our own address for the return (in the back of the outer envelop, and on the front of the smaller return envelop).

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Missido:  Ditto!  I addressed them myself, then used our return address calligraphy stamp and embossed them with clear embossing powder.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@WestieGirl:  “Clear embossing power” — sounds pretty!! 🙂 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Missido:  Thanks!!  🙂  I have metallic envelopes and the stamping would smear if I didn’t set it with heat.  So I went one step further and got some clear embossing powder to sprinkle on it, shake off and use a heat gun.  It kind of raises the stamp. It looks lovely and gives it a bit of oomph! I will be posting pics later!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@WestieGirl:  Awesome!  did you post pics already?  Sorry if I missed it…  I want to see what it looks like 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m guessing you meant that you used print-your-own labels for your STDs?  To print directly onto the envelope (without a label), just feed the envelope into the printer.  

My printer has to have the envelope fed on the right-side of the tray, printing-side down.  You can do this for the address and return address, just flip the envelope the other way to print the return address.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would get a self-inking stamp made. You can find tons of beautiful styles on Etsy or paper-source.com or thepaperwink (although I think they don’t do self-inking), for about $40. And unless you are planning on moving anytime soon, it’s nice to have just for bills and stuff. 

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