Post # 1
Hubby and I both have aweful handwriting and we aren’t sure how to write the envolope addresses or HOW to address them! I have found some etiquette things for writing names for certain situations but we don’t know how to write these addresses. Do you put a return dress? How do we make this look nice with our handwriting? Please help!
Post # 3
Can someone write for you? I have to be honest though….I NEVER pay attention to the handwriting on the envelope. I dont know who has time for all that aside from people like my grandmother.
Post # 4
We’re planning on typing them up and running the envelopes through a printer.
Is it “proper”? Apparently, no.
Is it faster and cost-effective? Yes.
Is anyone going to complain about it? Better not!
Return address is a must for the USPS – you can put it in the upper left-hand corner, or on the back flap of the envelope.
Post # 5
Order a stamp with your return address on it or some of those custom pre-printed labels. You’ll be doing those a lot! Also, I see no problem with running the envelopes through the printer. If your handwriting is bad – the most important thing is that the invitations get where they need to go!
Post # 6
I typed and printed all my envelopes (STDs, invites, and RSVPs). It’s not against etiquette. It was way faster and cheaper than hiring a calligrapher. Plus looks nicer than my handwriting. You could also print a return address on the envelopes (my mother has a stamp she used on ours).
There are tons of threads here or other online sites that can help you address to specific scenarios. Good luck!
Post # 7
I did letterpress invites, so we letterpressed the return address on the envelopes as well. What I learned is that you can put the return addy on the back, which keeps the front of the envelope much cleaner. Then I bought a pack of sticky-back paper (not labels, the whole sheet is one big sticker), ran them through the laser printer at work, and then carefully trimmed them to size. They ended up looking really clean and modern, and I didn’t have any anxiety about miss-spelled names!
Post # 8
Thank you Bees! It is nice knowing we have options, I feel so much better now!