(Closed) Save the Dates – Handwritten or Labels?

posted 12 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should we hand write the addresses or can we use clear labels on the save the dates and/or invites?

    Yes! You can use the clear labels on both the save the dates and the invitations.

    Yes! You can use the clear labels on the save the dates, but not the invitations.

    No. You shouldn't use clear labels on save the dates or invitations - hand write the information.

    Something else - I'll explain below.

  • Post # 17
    5592 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think if you want to do a label, go for it on anything.  Nobody is going to look down on you for it.  That said, I handwrote, just because.  I learned (very basic) calligraphy a while back and I thought it would be “fun”… and it was for about the first 20!

    Post # 18
    3952 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m printing them directly onto the STD using same type found on my std’s but for my formal invitation am trying ot decide if I should (as Jingle did in her amazing tutorial and Labrador did) fau-ligraphy them onto the formal invite or have them professionally done.


    Post # 19
    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I voted to not put labels on the stds or invitations. We hand wrote our STDs and they look great that way, however I’m not sure what I’m going to do for the invitations. If you don’t have that many like 30-40-50 then I would hand write them. If you have like 200 or more than go ahead and use the labels.

    Post # 20
    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think labels are okay. My mom said handwritten was necessary. So, I hand wrote my STD addresses (about 100 – took about 4 hours while watching movies and really wasn’t as big a deal as I thought). I also don’t own a printer and didn’t want to go to kinkos and figure out how to make labels. My handwriting isn’t really pretty so the labels probably would have looked beter. My mom is dong the invitation addressing so it will be up to her if she wants to have my dad print labels or handwrite them herself. Her handwriting is a lot better than mine at least. My cousin printed her STD labels – they looked fine – I didn’t even think about them being labels until just now.

    Post # 21
    3060 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I hand addressed my save the dates. I had 176 to do. I did it myself mainly because I have very neat handwriting, and had some extra time.

    Post # 22
    1915 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    If using labels worries you but you don’t have the handwriting to carry it off, I would use a pretty font and light gray color to print right onto the envelope, and then, use a calligraphy pen over it to give it the handwritten look.

    But since no one I know apparently cares, I’ll likely do oval labels with a pretty font  so I can at least pretend we’re classy.

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