Post # 17
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
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
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
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
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
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.