(Closed) Quick invite question…

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I read that addressing by hand was appropriate so I have most of mine done.  It really didn’t take as long as I thought it would.  I wrote the return addresses by hand too.  Did you want to stick that label on the Save the Date?  I would just probably mail the over seas invites earlier.  If you sent the save the dates, you are giving people a heads up.  Then you can just include the rsvp in the invitation like usual.  Maybe i’m misunderstanding your question tho.  If I am, I apologize… sorry 🙁

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@heatherlm84:  

Although brides choose many different options these days, hand-written names and addresses are still considered to be the standard for wedding invitations. I had mine hand-calligraphed, and they were stunning. I’m not sure I understand the purpose of your wanting to put the reply-by date on the back of your envelopes. I would include it on a card inside of your invitations.

Post # 6
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1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I too would put it inside.  People are likely to throw out the envelope.  If you sent out save the dates, then your wedding website would be a repeated reminder in the invite as well.  I bought a calligraphy marker at the craft store and hand addressed mine completely.  I assure you it wasn’t that difficult, and I did about 80 invites, and my 40 bridal shower invites too.  Just do a little at a time if you decide to do it, and they really flew by.

Post # 7
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6210 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I agree that it should go inside so that it doesn’t get thrown out accidentally

Post # 9
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3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Is there room on the card to put the “RSVP by” sticker on the front?  Like right below your website maybe?  Or what if you printed it on a second card and used a little brad to attach the two cards together (or a hole punch and ribbon in the corners) so that they won’t get lost and will definitely be seen together?  I agree with pp that it’s something that you don’t want to get lost in the mix, so just throwing out some ideas there..

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I’m printing my envelopes with a curly calligraphy type font. I don’t have super nice fancy handwriting and we can’t afford a calligrapher. I don’t think anyone will care. But I would never use a label. 

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