(Closed) Printing on clear address labels on Save the Dates…tacky?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I say no, it wouldn’t be "tacky."  I’ve recieved several with clear address labels.  And since it’s a STD, it’s less formal than a wedding invitation.  You should be fine.

Post # 4
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I honestly A) probably wouldn’t even notice and B) wouldn’t even occur to me to think it was tacky even if I DID notice….Who cares about the address on the front of the card? Especially since you already bough the paper and envelopes….Good luck! Let us know how they turn out 🙂

Post # 5
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I say do it. It is the STD and not the actual invite. I can tell you that most people won’t even notice so do what is easier for you.

Post # 6
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I agree…go for it!  There are plenty of fonts out there that look like handwritting if you wanted to go that route.  I will probably be doing the same, so know you aren’t alone!

Post # 7
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Totally fine for a STD. Not so much for an invite, though!

Post # 8
3332 posts
Sugar bee

I definitely think you can get away with this for a STD card.  I don’t think anyone will notice it! 🙂

Post # 9
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

That’s what we did for our STD cards. You actually couldn’t even tell they were labels and turned out pretty nicely.

Post # 10
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We used clear labels for our Save-The-Date Cards as well.

Post # 12
5972 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I certainly don’t think it’s tacky.

Post # 13
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we did it on our STDs also.

Post # 14
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t see any issues with using labels, clear or otherwise.  I used white labels for my Save-the-Dates.  Neither me nor my fiance has the best handwriting, and we’re both engineers, so we want to be efficient.  I already spend a REALLY LONG time inputting everybody’s information into the wedding planning software we’re using (Elm Software iDo. it’s been really helpful.. http://www.elmsoftware.com/ido/) so I don’t see why I should spend the time handwriting out the envelopes.  We will probably do labels for the invitations as well – it’s a pain trying to feed the envelopes through the printer (I know this and I haven’t even done it yet!).  In my opinion, the envelope is just the vehicle to get the invitation to my guests, and that’s the important thing.  

Post # 15
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

There’s nothing wrong with using labels, clear or otherwise, on the STD envelopes.

Post # 16
200 posts
Helper bee

We used clear labels for our Save-The-Date Cards and invites. If anyone found it inappropriate they have kept it to themselves. IMO, people should be grateful that I didn’t handwrite all the addresses in my chicken-scratch!

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