(Closed) Mailing/Delivering Save the Dates

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

1) No, technically for etiquette, it is tacky if you DON’T write the address. It doesn’t really matter though, labels can look really nice!  I personally would suggest handwriting it though πŸ™‚ 

2) “Proper etiquette” strictly forbids hand delivering things like Save-The-Date Cards or invites.  Once again, it depends on how you feel about it, but I’m sort of old school and mailed all of them to everyone.  I personally recommend spending the few extra bucks and mailing them – its exciting getting stuff in the mail!! 

Post # 4
Member
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We bought a calligraphic (angled) marker, and it really upped the wow factor for my handwriting, and it was easy.

 

And I only hand-delivered two:  one to our next-door neighbour, and one to our tenant.  Beyind that, even though we have FI’s family only a few blocks away, I mailed them, because it was classier (and to me, family deserves class)

Post # 5
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@Ivorybuttons:  The calligraphy felts are really great! 

I used a calligraphy dip pen, and did my own calligraphy.  People thought it was professional.  

OP: You could try either the felt or the dip pen.  It’s not hard – promise!  Or DIY Faux Calligraphy – search it!  It’s like tracing, and looks elegant. 

 

And kudos to you for trying to follow etiquette πŸ™‚ 

Post # 8
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@millielue:  yes, its considered very improper to use labels. 

My (overly judgy) mother just called me yesterday saying that her cousin’s kid just sent her a wedding invite with a “office label” on the enevelope – and that she was SO glad we chose to do traditional calligraphy. 

Its your wedding!  Handwrite it out πŸ™‚ 

Post # 9
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@millielue:  Micheals has the calligraphy markers and also the dip pens (with the nibs) and ink pots.  Also any other Art store should have them too.  

Post # 10
Member
1512 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@eagle:  I’m interested in a pen like that as well. I’ve been practicing my cursive, but a calligraphy pen would be very handy.

Post # 11
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

The type of dip pen I use looks like this: 

Post # 14
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@millielue:  No problem chica!  Good luck with the calligraphy.  If you get a dip pen, the one thing I can say, is that you press down when moving the pen down, and that creates a fatter line.  Thats what makes calligraphy look so beautiful, the contrast of the thin strokes (the “up” travelling strokes) and the thicker strokes (the “down” strokes). 

Practice makes perfect!  I probably spent 3 days screwing around with the pen before I felt comfortable with it. 

Good luck!  You can always message me if you need help πŸ™‚ 

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