(Closed) Invitation labels???

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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165 posts
Blushing bee

Do you have a friend or family member that would be willing to write them for you?  It’s my opinion, but I feel like labels for the actual invites is bad taste.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I printed labels! I totally admit to it! I got labels that were the same colour grey as my envelope, and also had a wrap around envelope sticker dohickey too. Hang on. A picture explains that better. You can sort of see it in the back there. The brown is this wrap around sticker. It has a spot for you to write on (or stick on) the address label, and then I did another one with our return address on the back.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have terrible handwriting as well, so I’m going to print the addresses on the envelopes in a calligraphy font using my home printer.  It will take awhile (I’ve got 150 invites) but I think it will look nicer than my handwriting or labels.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’m printing wrap-around labels for both the invitation envelope and the rsvp envelope. i did hand calligraphy on our std’s though, and it wasn’t that difficult!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Emily Post would tell you to hand address them in a minute. How formal of an affair are you throwing? There are a lot of cute, modern trends when it comes to labels; the wraparound style is really popular and that’s what my fiance and I are going to do. Partially because they’re cute, partially because they’re easier and quicker. Miss Elephant blogged about her invites today with wraparound labels, and yesteray Miss Tartlet posted her STDs which also utilize them. I think labels over calligraphy is okay if your wedding isn’t super formal, but if it is then you’re better off going the traditional way.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@milesbella: I tried that, but my printer didn’t like my envelope size. Test print a good few first, LOL!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@lilmiss26: Here’s a link to ones you can print yourself (free). I got mine from TapeSwell, they have lots of options. 

ETA – If you do a google search, lots of free ones will come up with tons of great ideas!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ll break: I totally used labels. Clear labels – they were 3 inches by 4 inches…and I used normal sized address labels for the returns and the RSVPs. Everyone has a thing they have to break on – for me, this was it. I’m fine with it. Bring it, Emily Post! Your etiquette ain’t got nothing on my wedding Zen! 😉

Post # 13
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402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i hate them, personally.  i feel emily post’s ghost starting to hover….

however, i feel differently about the wrap around ones that match the invitations.  those i dont mind.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m using labels and I don’t care who knows it! I figure, my ultra-picky, opinionated bridesmaid used labels for hers so I can do it for mine. 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I suggest printing them onto the envelopes! I’m going to do that and then go over it in a nice pen/marker (and idea I got from the hive, you guys are so creative)

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Fauligraphy – that is what I suggest. You print on the envelopes very lightly then go over it whith a calligraphy pen.

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