(Closed) Save the Dates…to handwrite addresses or print labels?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Hand Address Save the Dates or no?
    Hand write them! : (12 votes)
    33 %
    Print labels...no one will mind : (17 votes)
    47 %
    Labels for Save the Dates, and hand write the invitations... : (7 votes)
    19 %
    Calligrapher : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    4693 posts
    Honey bee

    IMO, you can skip it for the STDs. Make sure you do it for the invites, though!

    Post # 4
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    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I think it’s okay to skip the STDs, but I would personally still do it. I prefer to err on the side of etiquette rather than against it whenever possible just in case.

    Post # 6
    Member
    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I dealt with this same problem earlier this week. I ended up hand writing all the address on postcard stds, but luckily for me, that was only about 30! I was going to run them through my printer, but then I remembered another bee saying that one of her guests told her that she almost throw away the postcard (thinking it was junk mail) until she noticed the hand written address.

     

    Good Luck!

    Post # 8
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    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think you should handwrite them. I don’t think you need to do calligraphy, but labels always remind me of junk mail. =/

    Post # 10
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    2288 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    I printed mine and they turned out great. Brut our event is not formal and our STDs were in envelopes. It took an hour to figure it all out and 20 minutes to print them all.

    Post # 11
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    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    A nice trick that I’ve seen done is to print onto the envelopes in a light ink and trace over them with a calligraphy pen.  I might do that when the time comes!

    Post # 12
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    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @elysion:  I did that for my invites and while it does cut down on the amount of work put in if you want calligraphy, it’s still a ton more work than handwriting!

    Post # 14
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    1087 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I printed labels for my save the dates, but I had my invitation designer print them on the envelopes to mach my invites when I sent those out.

    Post # 15
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    964 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @elysion: That’s what I did.  Once the envelopes are printing straight its great but when they start shifting, it’s a headache.  All in all they did turn out great and people couldn’t tell what I did.

    Post # 16
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    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We got free shipping and postage if we let cardstore.com print the addresses directly on the envelope for us. Strangely, they would have charged for both if we had wanted to handwrite them. Not complaining though- cheaper and less work for me!

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