(Closed) Is using address labels really bad?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Would you (did you) use printed mailing address labels for...
    save the dates : (117 votes)
    33 %
    invitations : (100 votes)
    28 %
    thank you cards : (103 votes)
    29 %
    I wouldn't use them for any wedding related things. : (32 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    They make clear adhesive labels now, that honestly you can hardly see. We printed on those rather than having a big white label marring the front of our envelopes. it was so easy and seriously if people are going to be that picky about it, well then they can just not come since it looks WAY better then me or my Fiance hand writting them all….

    Post # 4
    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I think labels can def be nice! Personally I don’t like the clear labels – reminds me of those clear bra straps that were popular in the 90s, you can still see them, lol!

    I did wrap around labels like these, I think they are modern & classy, not to mention easy!

    Post # 5
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    You should probably extend the poll for the option of people not using them/thinking they are tacky.  That would be me!

    Post # 6
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @AnnieAAA: Where did you buy your wrap around labels from???

    Post # 7
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think labels are fine for Save-The-Date Cards or thank you cards but I think hand written names/addresses on invitations are better.

    Post # 8
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    i dont think there is anything wrong with address labels – i dont know if anyone really notices the outside anyway – im always just ripping them open to see the invitations

    Post # 9
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I bought a caligraphy set and taught myself some basic calligraphy letters and addressed mine by hand.. My hand was achy afterwards.. and I’m still not done. I used labels for the return addresss but that doesnt count

    Post # 10
    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @med700: I actualy made them in Excel – based on the dimensions of my 6×6 square invites. That pic isn’t mine, I don’t have them on my PC, but we used an abstract olive branch on our invites, so had a smaller olive branch that we printed on the wrap label.

    You can google “wrap around label templetes,” I got mine initially from Martha Stewart, but then pretty much made my own.

    Post # 11
    1493 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I did labels for all of the above. We didn’t have the time or money to go to a calligrapher and have them handwritten. Using clear labels worked for us. As I like to say, it really didn’t matter because I’m married, people had a great time at our wedding, and all is well.

    Post # 12
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think address labels can really add to the look of the invites! Also, people don’t even know how to RSVP correctly. If they are really offended that I hand made a label instead of writing out their address….well, they need more important things to fill their time.

    Post # 15
    1213 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We’re using clear address labels for our invites – I wrote all of the addresses for our STD’s by hand and I definitely will NOT be doing that again!! lol. Our friends used clear address labels for both their STD’s and invites… it looked fine! Do whatever you’re comfortable with 🙂

    Post # 16
    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I wrote out the addresses for my shower thank you cards. (because I did them at work and had the time…)

    We’ll be using address labels for the invitations. I think you are supposed to write them out by hand, but who cares! Like PPs have said – no one really cares as much about etiquette as we do!

    I do think we’ll try to find a nice label – not just a plain white one.

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