(Closed) OK someone explain to me why typed envelopes are rude

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Sorry, can’t really fathom how they would be “rude”, maybe a little less personal, but I don’t think it’s rude myself.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think they have to be! I plan to have mine printed out! If I had super nice cursive handwriting I’d consider handwriting them.. but my luck they’ll all be slanted and I’ll have to use white-out lol People aren’t going to notice if it’s printed or handwritten, and if they do & complain about it, they need to get a life! (no offense!)

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Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think people are more up in arms about actual labels than printed envelopes. I just got an invite in the mail last week and I don’t even remember if it was hand printed or machine printed. 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I associate printed labels/envelopes with the ridonkulous amount of junk mail that clogs my mailbox. I think that if you care enough to invite someone, it’s nice to spend a moment to actually handwrite their address. It’s a personal touch that makes me feel a bit less like an entry in a database somewhere.

Edit: That said, I’m not going to complain if someone chooses to print/label my address. I have more important things to focus my time and energy on.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t think printing is rude. In my case, it is much more polite as my ahndwriting and my fiance’s handwriting are both terrible.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I personally don’t have a problem with typed address labels.  However, my cousin got married in January and for her thank you cards, she used not only typed labels, but a generic, typed thank-you (didn’t even have a “dear so-and so…”).  She clearly printed out multiple thank-you’s on the printer, cut them out, and glued them inside a thank-you card.  Talk about tacky…(and I REALLY hate using that word!!!!!!!!!!)

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t think it’s rude.  95% of the invites I get are typed.  Mines was typed as well.  I don’t think doing over 300 invites would be very nice to my hands.  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@jackndiane:  IMO, labels look “cheaper” than type printed on the actual envelope.  However, I kind of wish I went with labels, so no, I’m not insulting your idea 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t see anything wrong with it. I will probably print mine out. Handwriting 100 invites does not sound appealing to me. MAybe if I had super awesome handwriting, but I don’t.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Personally, I think it would be rude for me to hand write my envelopes because my handwriting is so poor lol. I’m planning on printing out addresses. If people are offended by it, they need to find more important things in their lives to worry about.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I printed mine onto the envelopes in a fancy font and that was good enough for me.  There was no way I was going to write them myself or hire a calligrapher to write on something that is going to be thrown away as soon as it’s received.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not a fan of using labels on envelopes for this stuff. My handwriting is awful, so it’d probably be rude for me to handwrite them!

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