Post # 1
All the etiquette I read about the guest names & addresses on the invitations is that they must, must, must be handwritten. I’ve polled many friends who were married in recent years, and they say they used DIY clear labels with a nice font. Is this acceptable? My handwriting is not so good, and I can’t see spending $$ on this aspect of the wedding. Do you think the invitees even notice, much less even care whether their name is handwritten or on a label?
Post # 3
I ran my envelopes straight through the printer. If that’s an option for you, I think it does look way better than a label.
I personally notice how they’re addressed, but it doesn’t really matter to me. When I get totally hand-written invites, I notice and go oooh, but, as I said, I chose to run mine straight through the printer, so I don’t think less of those in any way… I guess that puts me in the “notice” but don’t care camp.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Ceremony, Cultural Hall Reception
I will most likely be printing my envelopes. I don’t think that there are many people out there that are offended by the lack of calligraphy on invites these days.
Post # 5
I’m using wraparound labels for mine. I think they’re cute and MUCH easier than handwriting everything!
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I’ll either be using wraparound labels or running them through the printer. But I definitely won’t be handwriting them!
Post # 7
I think this is a really common question. I myself am a big advocate of handwriting them, but it’s not an earth-shattering stretch of etiquette. I am doing calligraphy on mine, actually. If you’re not up for writing, then print away.
Post # 8
I received one with a label and I just don’t like how it looks and how quick I know it’s done. Printing makes it better, somehow. Though, even if you don’t do calligraphy or anything fun/difficult, even your daily handwriting looks fine.
Post # 9
I say go for it! I’m sooooooo not into etiquette though, LOL, and I’m not into any of this paper stuff, so I should probably not be giving advice on this. If some of the older people on my guestlist used computers, I’m not so sure I wouldn’t just send email invites!