Post # 1
So I was just telling my Girlfriend at work that my hand was tired from addressing my invitations over the weekend and she looked at me like I was crazy. I asked her what was wrong and she said to me “You’re HAND addressing the invitations, you aren’t taking them to the printer or having someone who does calligraphy do it, you cheaped out?”
I was stunned, didn’t really know what to say, every wedding invitation that I have ever received was hand addressed, so it got me wondering DID I cheap out? Should I have done something different?
I really can’t worry about it now, because they are already stamped and addressed and I am not re-buying stamps just for some fancy addressed invitation, I am just wondering how many brides hand address their invites vs doing something…fancier?
Post # 3
I did calligraphy, only because my own handwriting sucks.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Psshaw, no way am I paying for calligraphy. I’ll be hand-addressing. I find it kinda fun in a weird way. PS – that’s rude of your friend. I’ve never thought twice about getting a hand-addressed invitation.
Post # 5
Ok… The way she said that was kinda rude. You’re actually putting a hell of a lot more work in it than I will be! I’m just going to feed them through my own printer. No handwriting.
Post # 6
We are doing the dreaded (at least on the bee) address labels. No one cares about the address on the envelope.
Post # 7
have only done Save-The-Date Cards thus far but opted for a printer who matched the font we used on our cards.
For invites ill likely opt for calligraphy or our printer also has a mechanical calligraphy print option.
My handwriting also blows.
Post # 8
My handwriting has went downhill since I started working and only using a computer.
I would LOVE to have someone write my addresses in calligraphy, but I cant afford it for 300 invites.
I will be DIYing wrapped address labels that coordinate with the invitations.
Something similar to these sold on Etsy.com – http://www.etsy.com/listing/86359427/fancy-floral-wedding-wrap-around
Post # 9
Rude much? geez- I hand wrote mine and didn’t even think twice about it. I didn’t like the impersonal-ness of the printer & I most certainly am not paying anyone to write out addresses for me in a pretty font. I don’t pay the least bit of attention to that stuff, and thinking back I don’t think I’ve ever received a hand-calligraphed anything much less an envelope. Much better places & ways to spend your money IMO.
Post # 10
@BeckyS0: Exactly! I never even thought to do anything other than hand write the addresses. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn’t breaking some kind of unspoken bride code or something lol.
Post # 11
@MrsRedPumps: Hello date twin! Personally, I thought the two choices were handwritten or calligraphy. Someone said that printed was a no-no. Wedding etiquette is confusing. Have a great wedding!
Post # 12
I paid to have mine hand-calligraphed; however, your having handwritten your own is absolutely proper. In fact, from an etiquette perspective, it’s considered to be far preferable to having them addressed on a printer.
Post # 13
Wow!!! That was rude of her. I printed labels, which is a big no-no in the wedding world. Lol But I really don’t think anyone is going to think twice about how their invite was addressed.
Post # 14
Handwritten (addressed) – I just can’t believe how rude people can be 🙁
I do landscape photography, so I used one of my pictures and designed it through i photo (on my mac). I was amazed at how professional they were. I would highly recommend it. They do have stock cards (rather than designing your own), which would be of the same quality. I honestly cannot believe how wonderful they turned out!
Post # 15
My dad did printing for a living, so I will probably have him print directly onto the envelopes if he can. I don’t care about calligraphy, hand addressed, or printed either way. Printing for me is just cheapest and easiest!
Post # 16
I work in creative/design, so I’m rather particular about how things look. Handwritten anything almost always look super sloppy unless it’s professional calligraphy or someone with really perfect, symmetrical writing. As such, we picked a nice, matching font and printed everything. I did handwrite my Thank You cards, but by that point, I just wanted things done and wrapped up! We had people compliment us on the envelope, so I’m happy we didn’t handwrite them.