Post # 1
Did anyone use address labels from a place like shutterfly.com for their save the dates? I didn’t know if it was considered tacky to not hand write the return address or what the etiquette was. We would be getting ones that match the stripe in our save the date.
Also, where do you place the address? I always thought it was on the front of the envelope but now I am seeing a lot on the back. Is one preferred over the other?
Post # 2
We had our return address embossed by the printer on the back of the envelope. I don’t think it matters if you use the top left corner or the back anymore — I used the back because it gave more space for our calligrapher to fit addresses on the front.
In traditional etiquette, labels aren’t really done, but I think STDs are so informal anyway that you could easily get away with it and no one would bat an eye!
Post # 3
We got a personalized self-inking stamp off of Etsy. There’s several shops on there that sell custom address stamps – some self-inking, some normal rubber stamps with pads. After our experience, I’d probably recommend the traditional stamp + pad kind, but ours worked well for us and lasted for the STD’s and invitations.
Just checked, and the name of the shop we used is JLMould.
Post # 4
We used printed labels for the return address and I hand wrote the recipents’ addresses on white labels because our envelopes were black, and put them on the envelope. I didn’t hear any complaints. We put the labels on the back of the envelope, but I think you can go either way.
Post # 5
I used a stamp – not the self inking kind, but the kind with the pad. It was so fast and looked great. I got a good deal on zulily for it, so if you have some tme before you need it, you could keep an eye out on there. My best friend used clear printed address labels. Do whatever works for you.
Post # 6
We ordered address labels, printed the recipient address on the envelope. Both were on the back. I don’t think there really is a proper etiquette. The envelope is the last thing people will think to judge, and if they do then they are to fussy to take into account
Post # 7
Our STDs were postcards, so we didn’t need return addresses. For our invitations, I ordered a rubber stamp from our calligrapher’s etsy shop.