Post # 1
I’m hands down having a calligrapher address our envelopes for our invitations, however what is the etiquette for the more casual save the dates (These will be magnets sent out in basic envelopes). Our wedding is on the formal side.
Can I get away with printing out address labels if I use a more formal font or is that tacky? my hand hurts already just thinking about it.
Thanks my loves! And Happy Thankshiving to all you and yours!
Post # 2
BWLE: I really don’t understand the fuss over handwritten vs printed envelopes… It is something I never ever considered an ‘issue’ until the Bee.
We had printed labels for both the save the dates and invitations. As far as I know, no-one was mortally offended.
Post # 3
barbie86: Yes, so much yes to this. It’s an envelope that will likely end up in the trash. As long as the envelope is addressed in such a way that gets it to the home of the person it was intended to go to, its fine.
Post # 4
barbie86: didn’t you hear? When you become a bride you obsess over rediculous things that dont really matter at all! 😉
Post # 5
I printed my save the date addresses on transparent labels so they didn’t show up too much on the envelope.
Post # 6
I agree with the no one cares. it’s just an envelope. People throw them right in the trash anyhoo. I presonally handprinted all of mine, because it was just 30 guests, and I didn’t feel like running to the store to get ink for my printer. Otherwise I totally would’ve done them on labels as well.
Post # 7
Thanks bees! I was ready to get told how tacky I was for even considering it haha!
Post # 8
No one cares–even about the invite (although yes, calligraphy will certainly cue your guests it’s formal). The envelope gets thrown away.
And I say this AS a calligrapher!
Post # 9
BWLE: I guess we must be tacky because we are using clear printed labels for all of it lol in cursive of course 🙂 I could not see spending money on something that gets thrown away within 5 mins of receiving.
Post # 10
We’re going to print all envelopes, tacky or not. My uncle is a post office employee and hates so many handwritten addresses because they’re awful to read and automatic scanners can’t always read them. I’d rather have clear and easy to read tacky envelopes that arrive than proper envelopes that are lost.
But our wedding isn’t extremely formal, so there’s some laxity vs black tie formal addressing.
Post # 11
For our save the dates we printed directly on the envelope, and I would have done that for the invitations if I could, but we weren’t able to so we used labels.
Post # 12
We used labels for our invitations and our thank you cards. I even use labels on our Christmas cards because it’s easy and I’m lazy.
Post # 13
I printed mine on clear labels with a cute font – I didn’t hear anything about it being “tacky”. I think you’re totally fine!
Post # 14
Personally I say who cares. In all fair honesty it’s paper and people throw it away. while I did not do Save the Date notices, I did send out formal invitations which were absolutey beautiful and I used clear labels with ecru envelopes. I printed the labels in a beautiful Dark Brown ink (my colors were brown, purple, gold and ecur) and it looked lovely, nobody said, oh you used labels. Save yourself some money.
Post # 15
I also used clear labels with a pretty font (oh the horror!). My envelopes weren’t going through the printer properly and I didn’t want to ruin all the envelopes. I was pretty sure that the vast majority of my guests would not care either way.